Movement Research Laboratory Director
About Dr. Eadric Bressel
I grew up in southern California and then moved by age 10 to a small town in the Sierra Nevada Mountains called Shaver Lake. I spent most of my free time snow skiing, water skiing, mountain biking, and riding motorcycles; I love the mountains and what they offer. After high school I initially attended the College of Idaho where I competed on the alpine ski team. Missing the good life, I returned to the California Mountains and completed my AA degree from Fresno City College and then completed my BS and MS degrees from California State University, Fresno (CSUF). My area of emphasis was in exercise science and I could not get enough of it. The faculty members at CSUF inspired me to learn more about kinesiology, so I pursued a doctoral degree and specialized in topics related to clinical biomechanics. After receiving my doctoral degree I accepted a one year postdoctoral fellowship at Auckland University of Technology in New Zealand….it was a great experience especially bungee jumping in Queensland! In 2000 I accepted my current faculty position here at Utah State University where I continue to play as I did when I lived in the California Mountains. I hope you find some useful information on my home pages.
My predominant line of research examines biomechanical determinants of effective rehabilitative exercise. A current focus examines the effect of aquatic treadmill exercise on balance, cognitive function, or symptoms of arthritis. Philosophically, I feel that research is essential to professional growth and teaching success. Two of the most important qualities I value in research are the extreme objectivity and ethical requirements necessary for meritorious research.
My teaching interests are in clinical biomechanics and neuromuscular adaptations to human movement. Philosophically, I feel that an outstanding teacher not only helps students learn about a particular topic but inspires them to pursue knowledge throughout their lifetime. An outstanding teacher must have the following qualities: mastery of a subject matter, enthusiasm, organization, passion towards a subject matter, and courage to never be a pretender of wisdom. My feelings are that participation in research improves teaching and learning activities. Accordingly, an appreciation of research should begin at the undergraduate level or sooner and a teacher should expose undergraduate students to the research process.
- Anatomical Kinesiology: PEP 3250
- Basic Biomechanics: PEP 4200
- Topics in Biomechanics: PEP 6610
- Methods in Biomechanics: PEP 6620
Prior Courses Taught:
- Gross Anatomy with Cadaver Laboratory
- Motor Control
- Research Methods
- Exercise Testing and Prescription
- Neuromuscular Adaptations