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 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

Effect of stepping rate and resistance on lower extremity electromyography in recumbent stepping
Siekirk, Nicholas J. 6 2016 NASPSPA, Montreal, QC

Effect of fatigue on motor learning and proprioceptive accuracy in the upper extremity
Siekirk, Nicholas J. 6 2015 NASPSPA, Portland, OR

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

Comparison of DI and DIII pre-season physiological testing of women's basketball players' freshman years
Siekirk, Nicholas J. 2009 MI ACSM, Gaylord, MI

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