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Saori Ishikawa Braun, Ph.D., ATC

Saori Braun
  • Associate Professor
  • Program Director, M.S. in Exercise Physiology
  • Kinesiology


  • Centennial Emerging Leader Award, 2019, College of Education and Human Sciences, UW-Eau Claire
  • Emerging Mentor in Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity, 2015, Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, UW-Eau Claire
  • 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

Teaching Interests
  • Human Performance / Exercise Physiology
  • Research Methods in Kinesiology
  • Rehabilitation Exercise
  • Advisor in Rehabilitation Science majors: 35-40 advisees
  • Director, Master of Science in Exercise Physiology program
  • Lead Faculty, International Immersion Experience through Sport Sciences in Japan


  • National American College of Sports Medicine
  • Northland Chapter Regional American College of Sports Medicine
  • National Strength and Conditioning Association
Research and Creative Activities
  • Workplace physical activity interventions 
  • Accelerometry and inlinometry use in measuring postural shifts, physical activity, and sleep patterns
  • Physical activity, sedentary behavior, and bone health in youth, older adults, and athletes
  • 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 
  • NSCA Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist
  • BOC Certified Athletic Trainer