Prospective Graduate Student Open House - November 9

The University of Delaware Department of Kinesiology and Applied Physiology invites prospective graduate students to a special showcase on November 9th. Throughout the recruitment day, you’ll enjoy breakfast, graduate student panels, faculty presentations and tours of UD’s fantastic STAR Campus.

UD KAAP Seminar Series 2018-2019

Molecular Physiology Seminar - Denis Guttridge September 17, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Location: STAR Atrium Denis Guttridge, PhD Medical University of South Carolina Director of the Darby Children's Research Institute Associate Director of Translational Science in the...

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Connecting with Research

This summer, five new AAP graduates from the Dover campus also benefited from the opportunity to conduct undergraduate research. Funded by the Delaware Idea Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) and the colleges of Arts and Sciences and of Health Sciences,...

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2018 Winning Team of First Step

The start of the fall semester means new classes, new books and a new opportunity to be part of First Step! This innovative program gives undergraduate students a chance to be part of creating a healthier world. Student teams devise unique solutions to important...

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UD KAAP Seminar Series 2018-2019

Molecular Physiology Seminar - Denis Guttridge September 17, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Location: STAR Atrium Denis Guttridge, PhD Medical University of South Carolina Director of the Darby Children's Research Institute Associate Director of Translational Science in the Hollings Cancer Center Title: Insights Into...

Connecting with Research

This summer, five new AAP graduates from the Dover campus also benefited from the opportunity to conduct undergraduate research. Funded by the Delaware Idea Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) and the colleges of Arts and Sciences and of Health Sciences, each student worked in a UD lab with a faculty...

2018 Winning Team of First Step

The start of the fall semester means new classes, new books and a new opportunity to be part of First Step! This innovative program gives undergraduate students a chance to be part of creating a healthier world. Student teams devise unique solutions to important societal challenges. As this year's program looks to...

Keynote Speaker

Department Chair Dr. John Jeka will give the keynote address at the 8th International Posture Symposium in Slovakia Sept 9-12, 2018. To learn more, visit the conference website here.

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

Roxana G. Burciu
Assistant Professor
Motor Neuroscience and Neuroimaging Lab
Brain imaging and motor behavior in healthy aging and movement disorders.
–  Surrogate biomarkers for disease progression in parkinsonian and cerebellar disorders.
–  Preclinical biomarkers of Parkinson’s disease.
–  Biomarker-driven motor phenotyping in Parkinson’s disease.
–  Neuroimaging in rehabilitation of motor deficits.
Eric Greska
Assistant Professor
Biomechanics and Human Movement
– Implementation of interventions in athletes to reduce injury risk and increase performance for upper and lower extremities.
– Use of embedded sensors to assess patient range-of-motion and quality of life in therapy and surgical interventions
Jennifer Semrau
Assistant Professor
Sensorimotor Control and Robotic Rehabilitation Lab
Upper Limb Robotic Assessment and Rehabilitation
–  Sensorimotor Control and Learning
–  Stroke
–  Movement Disorders
–  Concussion
–  Brain Imaging
–  Brain Stimulation Technologies
Sheara Williamson
Assistant Professor
Cardiovascular Physiology
– Non-pharmacologic interventions to treat hypertension
– Use of biomarkers to assess vascular health
– Race-related differences in endothelial function

KAAP Featured Research

A study at the University of Delaware is focused on teaching proper heading technique – along with neck and torso strengthening – to youth soccer players with the goal of decreasing risk of concussions. Tom Kaminski, director of Athletic Training education at UD, and Ph.D. student Victoria Wahlquist check on players throughout the season at practices and games to see how much they’re heading the ball and how heading is being coached.

The Brain Injury Association of Delaware offers grants through BrainStrong, a program to support the prevention of youth concussions. $2,500 in grant funds have enabled UD researchers to do significant pilot projects that are producing useful data for larger study. Visit https://www.chs.udel.edu/ for more info.