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The Biomechanics Program in the School of Kinesiology at Auburn University is an active program with three primary areas of research.
Dr. Weimar, the Director of the Sport Biomechanics Laboratory, focuses primarily on the lower extremity, with particular attention on gait and footwear.
Dr. Oliver, Director of the Sports Medicine and Movement Laboratory, focuses primarily on the upper extremity with particular concern paid to the mechanics of throwing and injury prevention.
Dr. Liu, Director of the Rehabilitation Biomechanics Laboratory, concentrates on the interaction of Biomechanics and Motor Control as it pertains to rehabilitation.
The program has alumni working as professionals in academia as well as the private sector. In addition to the research efforts the program is integrally involved with several sports teams, professional athletes, Olympians, recreational athletes and everyday movers. By providing movement/mechanical analyses we work to improve effectiveness and efficiency of movement and performance.
For further details of the biomechanics program, feel free to contact
Dr. Weimar (334-844-1469, or email at
firstname.lastname@example.org), or email
any of the faculty (see their web pages).
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About Auburn's Graduate School
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for information about admissions and other important questions:
Current Graduate Students
Sport Biomechanics Laboratory:
John Fox Ph.D. program
Relevance of muscle mechanics to multiarticular movement
Jared Rehm Ph.D. program
Wheelchair seating and development of classification system for wheelchair athletics
Adam Jagodinsky Ph.D. program
Variability and coordination in human movement
Lorraine Smallwood Ph.D. program
Quantifying aspects of footwear in gait
Chris Wilburn M.Ed. program
Quantifying aspects of footwear and gait
Laboratory of Sports Medicine and Movement:
As an international student, Maria obtained her bachelor’s degree in Physical Education and her master’s degree in Sport Science /Movement Science from Yarmouk University, located in Jordan Kingdom. Currently, she is a Kinesiology doctoral student and working in the Sports Medicine and Movement Lab at Auburn University. Maria’s research interests are geared toward optimizing sport performance and injury prevention for athletes of all ages from a variety of sports, including: tennis, handball, basketball, baseball and swimming.
Lisa Henning is a Masters student in the Exercise Science program here at Auburn University. She is originally from Clarksville, Tennessee and completed her undergraduate study in Biology at Austin Peay State University. She is currently part of the Laboratory of Sports Medicine & Movement. Her research interests include injury prevention and biomechanical analyses of sports such as soccer, ice hockey, lacrosse, baseball, softball, and team handball. She plans to start her PhD in the spring, and also plans to attend Physical Therapy school after graduating from Auburn. Her future career goals are to work in both clinical and research settings with professional soccer or hockey players.
Taylor is originally from Dallas, Texas. He completed his undergraduate degree in Exercise Science and Kinesiology at the University of Arkansas. Currently, Taylor is a Kinesiology doctoral student studying Sport Biomechanics and working in the Laboratory of Sports Medicine & Movement. His research interests include investigating injury mechanisms, and developing and implementing training protocols for injury prevention and performance optimization in athletes of all ages from a wide variety of sports including: baseball, softball, hockey, golf, soccer, and lacrosse. After graduation, Taylor plans to work as a biomechanist in the sports industry.
Hillary is from Snellville, Georgia and completed an Associate's degree in Exercise Science at Darton College where she also played softball for two years. She finished her undergraduate studies at Georgia College & State University majoring in Exercise Science. In 2011, she earned a Master's of Athletic Training degree from the University of Arkansas. Previously Hillary has worked as an athletic trainer at Shiloh Christian School (Springdale, AR) and Beulah High School (Valley, AL). Currently, Hillary is a doctoral student studying Sport Biomechanics and a graduate teaching assistant in the School of Kinesiology. Hillary’s research interests include investigating upper extremity injury mechanisms as well as developing and implementing training protocols for injury prevention and performance optimization in athletes. After graduation, she plans to work as a biomechanist in a clinical research setting.
Corey is originally from Athens, Alabama. He received his undergraduate degree in Exercise Science from Auburn University. Currently, Corey is a I am a master’s in the School of Kinesiology, concentrating in Sport Biomechanics, and volunteering in the Laboratory of Sports Medicine and Movement. Corey’s research interests include studying the mechanics of the upper extremity, and developing injury prevention protocols to optimize performance for athletes in sports, such as lacrosse, baseball and tennis. After graduation, Corey plans on going into sport biomechanics research and/or furthering my education in a doctoral program. Outside the lab, he is a competitive tennis player; enjoys mountain biking, and doing anything outdoors.