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Kinesiology, Recreation and Sport: Full-time Faculty - Scott Arnett

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Dr. Scott Arnett, PhD, CSCS,*D

Dr. Scott Arnett, PhD, CSCS,*D

Associate Professor, Director - Biomechanics Laboratory

Office:  Smith Stadium East 1062
Phone:  (270) 745-6034
Email:  scott.arnett@wku.edu

Courses

EXS 313 - Motor Learning & Control

EXS 436 – Strength & Conditioning

EXS 446 – Biomechanics

KIN 503 – Advanced Motor Learning & Control

KIN 524 – Applied Biomechanics

Research

Research Areas of Interest: Unanticipated events on lower extremity biomechanics during sports movements and Effects of training intensity/modality/specificity on performance

Selected Publications:

Simpson, K.J., Yom, J.P., Fu, Y., Arnett, S.W., O’Rourke, S., & Brown, C. (2012). The effects of wearing a prophylactic ankle brace during drop landings on lower extremity biomechanics. Journal of Applied Biomechanics, In Press.

Lyons, T.S., McLester, J.R., Arnett, S.W., Thoma, M.J. (2010). Specificity of training modalities on upper-body 1 RM performance: free weights vs. Hammer strength equipment. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 24(11): 2984-8.

Arnett, S. W., Laity, J., Agrawal, S.K., & Cress, M.E. (2008). Aerobic reserve and physical functional performance in older adults. Age and Ageing, 37(4): 384-9.

Selected Presentations:

Schafer, M.A., Navalta, J.W., Arnett, S.W., Lyons, T.S., Sobrero, G., Bean, S., Sims, S., Kirkwood, D., & Goss, F.L. Participation in a 10K Running Race Significantly Decreases Post Exercise Blood Pressure. 2012 Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine, San Francisco, CA.

Lyons, T.S., Navalta, J.W., Schafer, M.A., Arnett, S.W., Sivley, J.C., & Livesay, K.S. Comparative Analysis of Heart Rate During Circuit Training Compared with Different Cardiovascular Training Apparatus. 2011 Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine, Denver, CO.

Lee, C.G., Fedor, E.A., Kell, H.B., Navalta, J.W., Lyons, T.S., Richardson, D., Schafer, M.A., & Arnett, S.W. No Relationship Between Lymphocyte Apoptosis and Lymphocytopenia Post-exercise Following Maximal Treadmill Running. 2010 Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine, Baltimore, MD.

Cress, M.E., Arnett, S.W., McCarthy, J., & Kruger, J. Symposium - Strength Capacity and Functional Performance in Older Adults. 2009 meeting of the Southeast Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine, Birmingham, AL.

Arnett, S.W., Fu, Y., Thompson, R., Sigurdsson, P., & Simpson, K.J. The effect of a linear in flight perturbation on landing biomechanics. 2008 North American Congress on Biomechanics, Ann Arbor, MI.

Arnett, S.W., Fu, Y., Thompson, R., Sigurdsson, P., & Simpson, K.J. The effect of a rotational in-flight perturbation on landing biomechanics. 2008 Research Retreat IV – ACL Injuries: The Gender Bias, Greensboro, NC.

Arnett, S.W., Laity, J., & Cress, M.E. The influence of aerobic reserve on physical function in older adults. 2004 Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine, Indianapolis, IN.

Bio

Education:

PhD: University of Georgia
MEd: University of Georgia
BSEd: Georgia Southwestern State University

Certifications:

Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCSÒ)

Professional Background:

Dr. Scott Arnett received a B.S.Ed. in Exercise Science/Wellness (1999) from Georgia Southwestern State University, a M.Ed. in Exercise Science (2002) from the University of Georgia (UGA), and a Ph.D. in Kinesiology with a concentration in Biomechanics from UGA (2007). While working on his Master’s and Ph.D., Dr. Arnett worked as a Graduate Teaching Assistant/Research Assistant at UGA. He also has worked as a strength and conditioning coach and/or personal trainer, periodically, since 1997. Beginning in 2007, Dr. Arnett has taught undergraduate and graduate courses for Western Kentucky University’s Exercise Science program.

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