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Michael Wortley

Dr. Michael Wortley

Assistant Professor


School of Arts and Sciences


Exercise Science, Wellness, and Sports

Office Location:

Wellness Center 529

Office Hours:

Educational Background

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN Ph.D. in Exercise Science, Sports, and Leisure Studies (2010) Concentration: Biomechanics Dissertation: “Effects of Taiji and Strength Training Interventions on Knee Osteoarthritis of Older Adults.” Minor: Statistics M.S. in Human Performance and Sports Studies (2003) Concentration: Biomechanics Thesis: “The effect of shoe inserts on the kinematics of the lower extremity and center of pressure during treadmill running.” The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD B.S. in Biomedical Engineering (2001) Area of Concentration: Computer Science Minor: Computer Science

Professional Experience

Adjunct Professor, Department of Kinesiology, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (2013-2014) Adjunct Professor, Department of Natural and Behavioral Sciences, Pellissippi State Community College, Knoxville, TN (2011)

Research / Creativity Interest Area

Running biomechanics; Applied biomechanics

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