Mark Walsh

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26G Phillips Hall

Ph.D. - Biomechanics and Sport Orthopedics - German Sport University of Cologne, Germany
M.S. - Biomechanics - California State Northridge, 1993
B.S. - Dietetics - California State Los Angeles, 1991

Curriculum Vitae

Scholarly Interests

Dr. Walsh’s interests include topics in the area sport biomechanics. More specifically Balance and postural sway characteristics of healthy, fatigued and injured athletes as well as the mechanics of running and jumping as it relates to performance and injury. Dr. Walsh also leads study abroad trips and has taken students to hike on the Inca trail to visit Machu Picchu and to hike through the Himalayas to Mt Everest Base camp. Other places Dr. Walsh has taken students to are Qatar, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Tibet and Hong Kong.

Courses Taught

KNH 381 Biodynamics of Human Performance
KNH 453/553 Mechanics of Musculoskeletal Injury
KNH 481 Life at Altitude
KNH 688 Advance Biomechanics
PHY 141 Physics of Sport

Recent Publications

Creekmur C, Haworth J, Cox R, Walsh M. (2017). Effects of a plyometric performed during warm up on 20 and 40 meter sprint performance. Submitted to Journal Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness.

Waxman J, Ward, R., Berg, W., Walsh, M. (2016) The Effects of a 6-Week Neuromuscular Training Program on Quadriceps and Hamstring Muscle Activation during Side-Cutting in High School Female Athletes. The Journal of Athletic Training & Sports Health Care

Harper E., Strang A., Walsh M., *Caserta B., Haworth J., Hieronymus M.(2012). Contributions of respiration rate and volume to changes in postural control following a 5k-run. Gazzetta Medica Italiana Archivio per le Scienze Mediche August;171(4):437-46

Adam Strang, Joshua Haworth, *Mathias Hieronymus, Mark Walsh, L.James Smart. (2011) Structural changes in postural sway lend insight into effects of balance training, vision, and support surface on postural control in a healthy population. European Journal of Applied Physiology: Volume 111, Issue 7 (2011), Page 1485-1495

Mark Walsh, *Andreas Peper, *Stefanie Bierbaum ; Kiros Karamanidis; Adamantios Arampatzis (2011). Effects of submaximal fatiguing contractions on the components of dynamic stability control after forward falls. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology. Vol. 21 (2), pp. 270-

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What Does It Mean to be 'Immersed' in Culture?

What Does It Mean to be 'Immersed' in Culture?
In this episode of Intercultural Corner, host Dave McAvoy explores what it means to be immersed in a culture. Whether it is feeling lost in Dublin or a moment of unspoken peace in Madrid, the common thread is how comfortable—or not—we are made to feel when we are trying to learn about a new place. Guests include Karla Guinigundo, Director of Global Partnerships, and Mark Walsh Professor of Kinesiology Nutrition and Health who will discuss what makes his immersive programs in Nepal and Iceland so effective.