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Kinesiology, Sports and Exercise Science Faculty and Research

Low levels of physical activity are predictive of poor health outcomes such as cardiovascular disease, cancer and obesity, but many people do not get the recommended amount of physical activity. At the College of Health Solutions, our faculty address some of the 21st century's biggest public health problems through their research. Research topics include physical activity assessment, fall prevention in older adults, how technology can promote physical activity, the effects of exercise on insomnia, and the role of exercise related to weight and obesity. Our faculty are invested in research to promote healthy lifestyles and reduce the physical, social and economic costs of unhealthy living, with an emphasis on physical activity to improve health.


Tannah Broman
Principal Lecturer MY

Broman is an Academic Program Lead in the College of Health Solutions and Principal Lecturer in Kinesiology.

Donna Cataldo
Clinical Professor, MY

Cataldo is a Certified Exercise Physiologist and Certified Health and Fitness Specialist.

Devi Davis-Strong
Glenn Gaesser
Center Dir (ACD) & Professor

Gaesser’s research focuses on the effects of exercise and diet on cardiovascular fitness and health and his work has been published in scientific journals, trade publications, newsletters and Internet sites.

Kristin Hoffner
Principal Lecturer MY

As members of the kinesiology program, Hoffner and her colleagues take pride in developing challenging, relevant courses that utilize many different evidence-based pedagogical styles and methods.

Simon Holzapfel
Clinical Asst Professor
Steven Hooker
Adjunct Faculty

Steven P. Hooker's research interests are in the areas of physical activity and primary and disease prevention, physical activity and aging, and population-based interventions to promote physical activity.