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Going the extra mile for you

Going above and beyond for students is standard for the faculty and staff in the department of kinesiology. Whether it’s spending individualized time with you inside and outside the classroom or providing career-based internship and clinical experience opportunities — you, and our students are our number one priority. Because of the support system the faculty and staff provide you’ll feel comfortable to discover exactly what you love about kinesiology. View their profiles below and see what sets them apart from the rest.

The kinesiology department has given me the tools to succeed in my field. The faculty makes learning fun, and they truly want their students to succeed. The hands-on learning the department offers students the unique opportunity to truly practice the skills they will need for their future careers.

Zach Campbell | Human Performance Major
Nicole Albricht
Education

B.A. Communications, St. Catherine University,
St. Paul, MN

 

Responsibilities

Support for students, faculty and staff

Assist the department chair

 

Nicholas Beltz profile picture
Education
  • Ph.D. in Physical Education, Sports & Exercise Science, 2017 (Major: Exercise Physiology) University of New Mexico
  • M.S. in Clinical Exercise Physiology, 2012 University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
  • B.S. in Kinesiology, 2010 (Emphasis: Human Performance/Pre-Professional) University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Certification
  • ACSM Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist
  • NSCA Certified Strength &Conditioning Specialist
Teaching Interests
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Exercise Science Lab Assessment
Research Interests
  • Central cardiovascular responses to maximal graded exercise testing
  • Evaluation of maximal oxygen uptake
  • Clinical Exercise Physiology
  • Acute and chronic responses to resistance training
Responsibilities
  • Director, Exercise Physiology Lab
  • Advisor in Human Performance Emphasis
Biography
  • Outstanding Doctoral Graduate Student Award, 2017, University of New Mexico
Saori Braun
Education
  • Ph.D. in Human Performance, 2013 (Majors: Exercise Science and Kinesmetrics) Middle Tennessee State University
  • M.S. in Athletic Training, 2008 Bridgewater State University
  • B.S. in Health and Physical Education, 2005 (Emphasis: Sports Medicine) University of Tsukuba, Japan 
Certification
  • NSCA Certified Strength &Conditioning Specialist
  • BOC Certified Athletic Trainer 
Teaching Interests
  • Human Performance / Exercise Physiology
  • Research Methods in Kinesiology
  • Community Fitness Program 
Research Interests
  • Behavioral monitoring and modifications
  • Physical activity, sedentary behavior, and bone health in youth, older adults, and athletes
Responsibilities
  • Advisor in Human Performance Emphasis: 35-40 advisees
  • Director, UWEC Community Fitness Program
  • Lead Faculty, International Immersion Experience through Sport Sciences in Japan
Memberships:
  • National American College of Sports Medicine
  • Northland Chapter Regional American College of Sports Medicine
  • National Strength and Conditioning Association
  • International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
Biography

Awards:

  • National Graduate Scholar, 2013, American Kinesiology Association
  • Outstanding Doctoral Graduate Assistant, 2012, Middle Tennessee State University
  • Graduate Student Writing Award in Kinesiology, 2012, American Kinesiology Association
  • Graduate Athletic Training Student of the Year, 2008, Bridgewater State University
Education
Ph.D. in Health and Kinesiology, 2014, Purdue University

M.S. in Health and Kinesiology, 2011, Purdue University

B.S. in Athletic Training, 2008, Boston University

Certification

Board of Certification Certified Athletic Trainer

American Red Cross –CPR-PR/AED Certified

Teaching Interests

Biomechanics

Athletic Training

Research Interests

Assessment of Athletic Helmet Performance

Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy and Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging in concussive/sub-concussive athletic populations

Head Impact Telemetry in Athletics

Responsibilities
Clinical Education Coordinator – Athletic Training Education Program

 

Garry Grant
Education
  • M.S. Education, 2002 North Dakota State University
  • B.S. Athletic Training, 2000 North Dakota State University 
Certification
  • Certified Athletic Trainer, 2000
  • Wisconsin Licensed Athletic Trainer, 2005
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), 2004
  • American Red Cross: Certified Instructor in Professional Rescuer, First Aid, CPR, AED, Emergency Response, and Oxygen Administration
  • American Red Cross Certified Professional Rescuer 
Teaching Interests
  • Athletic training
Responsibilities
  • Athletic training

Memberships:

  • National Athletic Trainers Association
  • Great Lakes Athletic Trainers Association
  • Wisconsin Athletic Trainers Association
  • National Strength and Conditioning Association
  • American College of Sports Medicine
Jeffrey Janot
Education
  • Ph.D. Health, Physical Education, and Recreation, 2001 (Concentration: Exercise science with minor in physiology/statistics) University of New Mexico
  • M.S. Adult Fitness/Cardiac Rehabilitation, 1997 University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse
  • B.A. Exercise Science, 1994 The College of St. Scholastica, Duluth, MN 
Certification
  • ASEP Exercise Physiologist Certified, 2000-current
  • ACSM Exercise Specialist, 1996-current
  • AHA/Red Cross BCLS certified, 1991-current 
Teaching Interests
  • Teaching, Human Performance Emphasis
  • Courses taught: KINS 358 Health Fitness Instruction, KINS 440 Human Performance Seminar, KINS 498 Human Performance Internship 
Research Interests
  • Cardiovascular Physiology
  • Sports Performance
  • Body Composition
  • Clinical Exercise Physiology 
Responsibilities
  • Program Director, Human Performance Emphasis
  • Advisor, Human Performance Emphasis
  • Advisor, Pre-Physical Therapy Club
Memberships:
  • American Society of Exercise Physiologists, 1997-current
  • American College of Sports Medicine, 1996-current
  • Northland Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), 2001-current
  • President, Northland Chapter of American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), 2006
Biography

Awards:

  • Outstanding Ph.D. Graduate, Division of Physical Performance and Development, Spring 2001
  • University of New Mexico, Spring 2002
  • Friends of HPER, South Dakota State University, 2005
  • Member, the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, University of New Mexico Chapter, Spring 2001 
Marquell Johnson
Education
  • Doctorate of Philosophy, 2008 Oregon State University, Major: Exercise and Sport Science (Concentration: Movement Studies in Disability), Minor: Exercise Physiology
  • Master of Science Degree, 2004 University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, Major: Exercise and Sport Science (Concentration: Adapted Physical Education)
  • Bachelor of Arts Degree, 2001 Huntingdon College (AL), Major: Human Performance and Kinesiology (Concentration: Physical Education) 
Certification
  • American Red Cross: CPR/AED
  • NSCA-Certified Strength &Conditioning Specialist (NSCA-CSCS)
  • ACSM/NCHPAD Certified Inclusive Fitness Trainer (CIFT)
Teaching Interests
  • Adapted Physical Activity and Motor Development 
Research Interests
  • Physical activity and health behaviors of individuals with disabilities
  • Exploring validity evidence of objective physical activity monitors for various populations
  • Inclusion practices to increase opportunities for children with disabilities in physical education
  • Community-Based Physical Activity Programming for Individuals with Disabilities
Responsibilities

Memberships:

  • Wisconsin Health and Physical Education Association (WHPE formerly WAHPERD)
  • International / North American Federation of Adapted Physical Activity (IFAPA/NAFAPA)
  • National Consortium for Physical Education and Recreation for Individuals with Disabilities (NCPERID)
  • American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
  • National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) 
Biography

Awards:

  • UWEC Excellence in Service-Learning as a Faculty Mentor Award (2014). The Center for Service-Learning
  • Reta &David Martell Distinguished Service Award (2014);The Arc Eau Claire, Inc.
  • Teaching Honor/Adapted Physical Educator Award (2012);Wisconsin Health and Physical Education Association (WHPE)
  • Outstanding Young Alumni Award (2007);Huntingdon College National Alumni Board
  • Dr. Ron Satz Teacher/Scholar Award (2017). College of Education &Human Sciences
  • Excellence in Mentoring in Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity award (2016). Office of Research &Sponsored Programs
Peg Johnson
Education
  • M.A. Physical Education with Emphasis in Social and Psychological Aspects of Sport, 1998 Minnesota State University, Mankato
  • B.A. Speech Communication and Health Fitness, 1990 Gustavus Adophus College, St. Peter, MN 
Certification
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), 2004 
Teaching Interests
  • Human Performance / Wellness
Responsibilities
  • Advisor for Human Performance Emphasis – 60 advisees

Memberships:

  • National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), 2003-present



Jamie O'Connor
Education
  • Ph.D. Kinesiology, 2012 Concentration: Pedagogical Kinesiology University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • M.S. Kinesiology, 2011 Concentration: Pedagogical Kinesiology University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • B.S. Kinesiology, 2000 Concentration: Physical Education Teaching University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 
Research Interests
  • Bullying within the context of physical education
  • The ecology of the gymnasium and its impact on physical education engagement
  • Marginalized physical education students
Responsibilities
  • Program Director, Physical Education Teacher Education
Memberships:
  • Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE) America
  • Wisconsin Health and Physical Education (WHPE)
Biography

Awards:

  • Metzler-Freedman Exemplary Paper Award, 2013, Journal of Teaching in Physical Education
  • Young Scholar Award, 2011. International Association for Physical Education in Higher Education
  • Laura J. Huelster Award, 2011, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 
Yoonsin Oh
Education
  • Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, 2012 University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI, Major: Educational Communications & Technology, Minor: Kinesiology
  • M.S. Health and Human Performance, 2005 Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, Major: Physical Education Pedagogy
  • B.A. Exercise Science, 2003 Kyunghee University, Yongin, Korea, Major: Physical Education
Certification
  • 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Certification, 2011
  • Inner Fire Flow and Power Flow Yoga, Inner Fire Yoga, Madison, WI
  • American Red Cross CPR/AED Certification, 2006-present 
Teaching Interests
  • Physical Education and Health
  • Homeschool Physical Education Program 
Research Interests
  • Technologies promoting physical activity and health
  • Obesity
  • Communities of practice
Responsibilities

Memberships:

  • Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE) America 
Biography

Awards:

  • Above and Beyond Award for Academic Year 2013-2014 (July, 2014) School of Education &Behavior Sciences, Cameron University, Lawton, OK
  • International Student Academic Achievement Award (May 4th, 2012) University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI
  • Virginia Horne Henry Wisconsin Distinguished Graduate Fellowship (Fall 2006-Spring 2007, Fall 2009-Spring 2012) University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI
  • Runner Up award for a health game, Health Games Challenge, 2010 International Game Developers Association &The Games for Health Project, Boston, MA
  • Genevieve Brown Wright Fellowship (Fall 2007-Spring 2009) University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI
  • Valedictorian (2003) Kyunghee University, Yongin, Korea
Robert Stow
Education
  • Ph.D. Higher Education Administration, 2003 Bowling Green State University, Emphasis: Digital Technology
  • M.S. Kinesiology, 1995 Indiana University - Bloomington, Emphasis: Athletic Training
  • B.S. Applied Biology, 1994 Ferris State University 
Certification
  • Board of Certification (BOC) Certification
  • State Licensed Athletic Trainer –Wisconsin
  • Graston Technique, Certified Clinitian
  • Clinical Instructor Educator (CIE) - NATA
  • National Strength &Conditioning Association (NSCA)
  • American Red Cross –Instructor Trainer, Instructor (Community First Aid and Safety,
  • Professional Rescuer, Sports Safety, HIV/AIDS Education)
  • American Red Cross –CPR-PR, First Aid, and AED
  • Athletic Training Emergency Care (ATEC) 
Teaching Interests
  • Athletic Training
Research Interests
  • Distance Education
  • Educational / Digital Technology
  • Orthopedic Injuries / Rehabilitation
  • Athletic Training
  • Strength & Conditioning
Responsibilities
  • Director - Athletic Training Education

Memberships:

  • National Athletic Trainers’ Association
  • Great Lakes Athletic Trainers’ Association
  • Wisconsin Athletic Trainers’ Association
  • U.S. Olympic Committee - Sports Medicine Society
  • National Strength & Conditioning Association
Tadd Turnquist
Matt Wiggins
Education
  • Ed.D. Social-Psychology Kinesiology, 1995, University of Northern Colorado
  • M.S. Physical Education/Sport Psychology, 1986, University of North Texas
  • B.S. Physical Education, 1985, University of North Texas 
Teaching Interests
  • Movement Studies
  • Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity
  • Sociology of Sport and Physical Activity
  • Cancer Recovery & Fitness Lab
Research Interests
  • Anxiety and Sport Performance
  • Exercise and Cancer Recovery
  • Quality of Life

Wiggins, M. S., &Hauser, B. (2015). Psycho-physiological benefits in a rehabilitative exercise program: A Cerebral Palsy case study. Advanced Studies in Medical Sciences, 3, 15-22. http://dx.doi.org/10.12988/asms.2015.583 

Wiggins, M. S. (2014). Exercise and perceived quality of life during survivorship: A pilot study comparing traditional and non-traditional cancer recovery programs. Advanced Studies in Medical Sciences, 2, 31-36. http://dx.doi.org/10.12988/asms.2014.31212

Cremades, J. G., Wated, G., &Wiggins, M. S. (2011). Multiplicative Measurements of a Trait Anxiety Scale as Predictors of Burnout. Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science, 15, 220-233.

Wiggins, M. S. (2011, September). Increasing Perceived Quality of Life in Cancer Survivors: Traditional vs. Non-Traditional Weight Training Programs. Paper presented at the Association of Applied Sport Psychology National Conference, Honolulu, HI.

Wiggins, M. S., &Simonavice, E. M. (2010). Cancer prevention, aerobic capacity, and physical functioning in survivors related to physical activity: A recent review. Cancer Management and Research, 2, 157-164.

Wiggins, M. S., &Simonavice, E. M. (2009). Quality of life benefits in cancer survivorship with supervised exercise. Psychological Reports, 104, 421-424.

Cremades, J. G., &Wiggins, M. S. (2008). Direction and intensity of trait anxiety as predictors of burnout among collegiate athletes. Athletic Insight –The Online Journal of Sport Psychology, 10(2). Retrieved at http://www.athleticinsight.com/Vol10Iss2/TraitAnxiety.htm.

Responsibilities

Memberships:

  • Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP)
Biography

Awards:

  • Regents Awards for Teaching Excellence for the College of Health Sciences and Human Services, Murray State University (2005).

 

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