Nicholas J. Siekirk

Nicholas J. Siekirk
Graduate Teaching Assistant - Kinesiology, Health & Sport Studies
Motor Behavior Lab 0010 Old Main

Office Hours: By appointment.


Education
  • Ph.D(c). Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
  • M.S. Oakland University, Rochester, MI 
  • B.A. Adrian College, Adrian, MI

Academic Interests

  • Motor control
  • Motor learning
  • Postural control
  • Movement optimization
  • Biomechanics
  • Neuromuscular physiology
  • Fatigue
  • Electromyography
  • Post activation potentiation (PAP)
  • Neural "priming"

Courses Taught

  • KIN 5100 Anatomical and Physiological Bases of Physical Activity*
  • KIN 5110 Motor Learning and Development*
  • KIN 3550 Motor Learning and Control*
  • KIN 3580 Biomechanics

*Instructor of record

 

Grants

  •  Effect of stepping rate and resistance on lower extremity electromyography in recumbent stepping
    2016 - 2016
  • Effect of stepping rate and resistance on lower extremity electromyography in recumbent stepping
    2016 - 2016
  • Effect of fatigue on motor learning and proprioceptive accuracy in the upper extremity
    2015 - 2015
  • Effects of active and passive recovery on blood lactate and performance in elite male ice hockey players
    2011 - 2011

 

Presentations

  •  The effect of practice on muscle activity in recumbent stepping
    Siekirk, Nicholas J. 6 2017 NASPSPA, San Diego, CA
  • Comparison of DI and DIII pre-season physiological testing of women's basketball players' freshman years
    Siekirk, Nicholas J. 2009 MI ACSM, Gaylord, MI
  • Effects of active and passive recovery on blood lactate and performance in elite male ice hockey players
    Siekirk, Nicholas J. 2012 Midwest ACSM, Indianapolis, IN
  • Effect of fatigue on motor learning and proprioceptive accuracy in the upper extremity
    Siekirk, Nicholas J. 6 2015 NASPSPA, Portland, OR
  • Effect of stepping rate and resistance on lower extremity electromyography in recumbent stepping
    Siekirk, Nicholas J. 6 2016 NASPSPA, Montreal, QC