Kinesiology and Applied Physiology Department

Spotlight: KAAP at Experimental Biology Conference

Kinesiology and Applied Physiology Post-docs and PhD Students attend the Experimental Biology Conference in San Diego, CA.

DE Special Olympics Soccer Skills Event

Highlights from the DE Special Olympics Soccer Skills Event hosted at the University of Delaware on April 28th, 2018. Dr. John Jeka, Chair of the Department of Kinesiology & Applied Physiology served as the guest speaker and over 100 UD Athletic Training students volunteered. Click here to read more about DE Special...

KAAP Students of Distinction

Exercise Science majors Rachel DeLauder (junior), Cameron Dixon (sophomore), Adassa Phillips (junior), and Keddy Rwara (junior) were honored on Thursday April 26 at the Students of Distinction dinner.  The dinner recognized African American and Latin students.  The discussion focused on the transformative...

ACSM Foundation Doctoral Student Research Grant

Kamila Migdal - High dietary sodium can increase the risk of cardiovascular disease including stroke. Even one high sodium meal can reduce blood vessel function. Thus, Kamila's project will examine the effects of acute dietary sodium on brain blood vessel function at rest and blood pressure regulation during aerobic...

Philadelphia Flyer in Athletic Training

As a Philadelphia Flyers athletic training intern, University of Delaware senior Nikki Patel performed rehabilitation as well as strength and conditioning training under the tutelage of Jim McCrossin, the Flyers’ athletic trainer/strength and conditioning coach. Read the full UDaily article...

Athletic Training Month – State of Delaware Proclamation

Our Tom Kaminski, alongside members from the Delaware Athletic Trainers Association, represented Athletic Training at a resolution signing by Governor John Carney and Lt. Governor Bethany Hall-Long on March 27th in Dover. The resolution recognizes March as Athletic Training Month in...

Explore KAAP Programs

We provide students with a collaborative culture to learn and pursue rigorous research that has an immediate impact on the health of society.

Meet Our New Faculty

Prosthetic and Orthotic Devices Design
– Manufacture (3D Printing)
– Personalized Prescription Biomechanics & Human Movement
– Adaptive capacity of human musculoskeletal system
– Interaction between musculoskeletal system and devices during walking

Biomarker identification and therapeutic development for:
– Concussion
– Muscular dystrophy
– Cachexia/muscle atrophy
– Lysosomal storage diseases

Sensory Processing during Standing/Walking
– Concussion
– Vestibular loss
– Cerebral Palsy
– Parkinson’s Disease
– Aging

Control of Brain Blood Flow
– Aging
– Cognitive Impairment & Alzheimer’s Disease
– Lifestyle & Pharmacological Interventions
– Nutrition/Exercise
– Dietary Supplements

KAAP Featured Research

Biomechanics Analysis Helps Skaters Reach Their Powerful Potential

Dr. Jim Richards and his research team have rigged up an array of 10 cameras that capture data from reflective markers placed on skaters. As they attempt challenging jumps, the cameras capture their precise positions, the speed of their rotations, and their time in the air.

Read the full UDaily article here.