Assistant Professor Kara Radzak joined the Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences department during fall 2015 and teaches courses for the department’s Master of Science in Kinesiology program’s athletic training emphasis and within the undergraduate professional athletic training program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education.
Dr. Radzak integrates clinical, biomechanical, and practice-based research methods to evaluate the prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries in military members. In addition, her biomechanical research evaluates the influence of fatigued state movement on musculoskeletal injury risk, particularly overuse injuries of the knee and osteoarthritis.
Radzak earned her bachelor’s in kinesiology-athletic training from the University of Texas at Austin, her master’s in sports medicine from the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, and her Ph.D. in education-kinesiology from the University of Hawaii, Manoa.
Radzak serves as the Far West Athletic Trainers’ Association’s Young Professional Chair and represents the district to the National Athletic Trainers’ Association. She is also professionally involved with the Journal of Athletic Training, as the host of JATChat, and with the Athletic Trainers’ Osteoarthritis Consortium.