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Academic Information • 2000 PhD Adapted Physical Education - Texas Woman's University • 1992 MS Exercise Science and Sports Medicine - Brigham Young University • 1990 BS Physical Education - Brigham Young University
Professional Background/Areas of Interest Babcock joined the Eastern Washington University faculty in the fall of 1998 as the Athletic Training Education Program (ATEP) director. He, with the help and support of the faculty and staff of the ATEP, was able to move the program to become accredited by the commission on accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs in October of 2002.
Babcock currently serves as the Research, Foundations and Grants Committee representative for the Washington State Athletic Trainers Association and on the Critical Issues Committee for the Adapted Physical Activity Council of the American Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. His research interests are in the area of injury statistics in disability sport and performance enhancements in special populations. He served as a volunteer athletic trainer for the 1996 Paralympics Games in Atlanta, Ga.
2003 PhD, Sports Medicine - University of Virginia
2002 MEd, Exercise Physiology - University of Virginia
1988 BS, Physical Therapy - Northwestern University
1987 BS, Biology -WashingtonStateUniversity
Dr. Kawaguchi joined the staff at Eastern Washington University in the fall of 2003, as the clinical coordinator for the Athletic Training Education Program. He became the program director in January 2009. He has spoken on a number of sports medicine related topics at the national level for the NATA, the APTA and AAPHERD. His research interests are in the area of gait analysis, bone biology and women's athletics.
Academic Information • 1993 BS, Physical Education - Eastern Washington University • 1996 MS, Exercise and Sport Science - University of Utah • 2000 PhD, Exercise and Sport Science, minor statistics and research methods, emphasis pediatric physiology - University of Utah
Professional Background/Areas of Interest: McNeal's research is primarily focused on performance analysis and enhancement in elite and talent-selected athletes. She currently is the lead strength and conditioning consultant for the USA Diving National Team, and is the vice-chair of research for the US Elite Coaches Association for Women's Gymnastics. Recent research interests have included vibration-assisted stretching, potentiation training, and strength and power assessment. In her spare time, she prefers to be in the outdoors, training and competing in adventure racing, or working on her collection of handstand photos taken in front of famous monuments.
1972 BA, Physical Education - University of Puget Sound
1978 MEd, Exercise Physiology and Sports Administration - University of Cincinnati
1990 PhD, Exercise Physiology - University of Southern California
Dr. Repovich joined the department in 1991, as the Exercise Science Program director. She is a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine and is actively involved in the Northwest regional chapter. She has presented research on the local, regional, national and international level. Current research interest area is body composition and its relationship to the immune system.