Chair, Department of Kinesiology and Health Science
Associate Professor of Kinesiology and Health Science
Jake Gardner’s teaching focuses on areas of human mechanics, including injury prevention, rehabilitation, and performance. He teaches in the undergraduate B.S. in Kinesiology and Health Science program, and his classes include Biomechanics, Kinesiology, Analysis of Human Movement, and Directed Studies. Gardner uses current research literature and his personal research experiences to augment his teaching. He enjoys integrating his courses with the Christian faith and highlighting God’s incredible design of the human body.
Gardner’s research in biomechanics encompasses the utilization of mechanical principles to explore biological problems in the human body. Broadly, Gardner is interested in the biomechanics of lower extremity injuries and diseases, injury rehabilitation strategies, and optimizing mechanics to improve athletic performance.