Movement Science Department


Heather Gulgin

Heather Gulgin, PhD, ATC

Office Address: 4540i KHS, Kindschi Hall of Science
Email: gulginh@gvsu.edu

Education
B.S. Exercise Science, University of Alabama-Birmingham, 1995
M.S. Exercise Physiology, University of Alabama-Birmingham, 1997
Certificate of Athletic Training, 1997
Ph.D  Biomechanics, University of Toledo, 2005

Research Interests
Orthopedic walking boots and effect on gait
Golf biomechanics
Weight-bearing hip rotation range of motion

Current Projects
Gait analysis with and without an orthopedic walking boot

Representative Presentations/Publications
Gulgin, H., Hall, K., Luzadre, A., Kayfish, E. (2016).  3-D Gait Analysis with and without an orthopedic walking boot.  American Society of Biomechanics Meeting, Raleigh, NC.

Tonya Parker

Tonya M. Parker, PhD, AT, ATC

Office Address: 4415 Kindschi Hall of Science 
Email: parkert@gvsu.edu

Education
Doctorate of Philosophy - University of Oregon, 2006  
     Primary field: Sports Medicine 
     Secondary field: Biomechanics
     Dissertation: Recovery of motor and cognitive function following concussion.
Master of Science – University of Oregon, 2000
Bachelor of Science – Texas Christian University, 1997

Associate Professor
Clinical Education Coordinator – Athletic Training
Assistant Unit Head for Faculty Development

Research Interests
Gait
Neuropsychological determinants of recovery from concussion
Physical activity
Dynamic balance during locomotion with and without dual-tasking

Current Projects
Assessments and Determinants of Concussion Recovery
The relationship between physical literacy and life stress
Evaluating university physical activity courses from student and instructor perspectives
Depression and neurocognitive performance after concussion among male and female high school and collegiate athletes.

Representative Publications
Parker, TM, Lewis, C, Beaudoin, CB. (manuscript in review). The relationship between physical literacy and life stress.
Beaudoin, CB, Parker, TM, Tiemersma, K, Lewis, C. (accepted) Evaluating university physical activity courses from student and instructor perspectives. Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance
Kontos, AP, Covassin, T, Elbin, RJ, Parker, TM. (2012). Depression and neurocognitive performance after concussion among male and female high school and collegiate athletes. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 93(10): 1751-1756.



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