Kinesiology and Applied Physiology Department

KAAP Presents at American College of Sports Medicine Conference

Several members of the Department of Kinesiology & Applied Physiology presented posters at this year's American College of Sports Medicine Conference in Minneapolis MN. Jessie Oldham: Single and Dual-Task Tandem Gait Performance Throughout Concussion Recovery Melissa DiFabio: Concussion Baseline Performance on Rapid...

UD Summer Brain Camp

Dr. Thomas Kaminski, who has been conducting research on head impacts in soccer for 20 years, and Postdocs/Graduate Students from Dr. Jeka's CoBaL Lab participated in the University of Delaware's Summer Brain Camp held June 4-15 2018. Read the full UDaily article here.  ...

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...

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.