Dr. Tong-Ching Tom WuPh.D. in Biomechanics from University of Alberta, Canada
Dr. Wu joined Bridgewater State University in 2010. He received both of his Bachelor of Education (Physical Education)
and Master of Arts (Biomechanics) from McGill University, Canada, and Doctor of Philosophy (Biomechanics) from University of Alberta, Canada. In 2003 Dr. Wu was a researcher
at Allan McGavin Sports Medicine Centre, University of British Columbia, Canada. Past research studies include foot orthotic prescription and modification, ice hockey wrist
and slap shots, ice skating, volleyball spiking, gymnastics back handspring and parallel bar, curling delivery, Olympic power clean lifting, and slo-pitch softball pitching and
hitting. Dr. Wu had received research funding support from Nike Inc., Sport Science Association of Alberta and Human Performance Scholarship Fund.
Bethany ForshawM.S. in Athletic Training
Growing up I was always the student that asked "why" or "how." These questions allowed me to understand not only mechanisms
but also how to utilize these mechanisms to their utmost possibilities. My background in softball, along with the persistent questioning of mechanisms, has pushed me to
analyze softball pitching in various ways.
My highest achievements to date have been finishing my Thesis at New England College, carrying this passion of softball and research over to my graduate studies.
Nicholas JillsonM.S. in Physical Education, Concentration in Strength & Conditioning
I am from Lebanon NH. I earned a Bachelor's Degree in Health/Fitness from the University of Southern Maine. I find exercising, sports, and fishing very enjoyable.
Joosung KimM.S. in Athletic Training, Bachelor of Sports Science in Health Management
I earned a Bachelor of Science in Sports and Health Management from Wonkwang University, College of Natural Sciences, placing on the list
of honor graduates. I graduated in February of 2012. Currently, I am working on a Master's Degree in Athletic Training.
Stephanie LloydB.S. Physical Education, Concentration in Exercise Science/Health Fitness
Ever since I was young, sport and exercise have consumed my time and my lifestyle, which is no wonder how I got to where I am today.
I am currently a senior at Bridgewater State University, majoring in Physical Education with a concentration in Exercise Science. I have a great deal of passion for sports, biomechanics,
nutrition, and an overall healthy lifestyle. I plan on someday going to graduate school and getting my doctorate in physical therapy.
So far in my career at Bridgewater State University I have received the ATP Spring 2012 Semester Grant and the ATP Summer 2012 Grant. I am currently working on my Honors Thesis, as well as I hope to complete the ATP Spring 2013 Semester Grant. I plan on traveling to Taiwan in July to attend the International Society of Biomechanics in Sport Conference to present my research. I also plan on publishing my research in Bridgewater State University's The Undergraduate Review. I anticipate continuing my research in subsequent years, possibly on the graduate level as well.
Jennifer MorseM.S. in Physical Education, Individualized Concentration
I graduated from Fitchburg State University (2010) with a B.S. in Exercise and Sport Science. I worked at a sports performance training facility with young athletes. I enjoy teaching proper strength training technique and facilitating plyometric training programs geared towards student-athlete's physical ability and sport. Currently an assistant women's soccer coach at Fitchburg State University. I conducted an experimental research on the lower-body spinal mechanics of the Stiff-Legged Deadlift in order to assess safety. I like to play soccer and dek hockey during free time.
Cara PostlmayrM.S. in Athletic Training
I graduated May 2005 from California State University Northridge, with my Bachelor's in Kinesiology Exercise Science. My passion
is helping athlete's remain healthy. I've taken an interest in proper body mechanics and seeing how dysfunctional movement could lead to an increased incidence of injury while
participating in sports. I decided to continue on with my education at Bridgewater State University, studying for my Masters in Athletic Training.
- Graduate Research Assistant in the Biomechanics Department, September 2011-May 2012,
William TrialB.S. Physical Education, Exercise Science/Health Fitness
I am a senior undergraduate student at Bridgewater State University, majoring in Physical Education, with a concentration in Exercise Science/Health Fitness. Presently, I am researching the kinematics of the Thai boxing clinch, specifically the joint angles and angular velocity of the hip, knee, and ankle. In addition, I look to extend my current study and compare leg dominance (left vs. right) of each of the variables previously stated. My personal interests consist of training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Grappling, resistance training, playing recreational sports, and going on vacation to various destinations.
Dr. Tong-Ching Tom Wu, Bridgewater State University