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Department of Kinesiology
Science & Learning Center 322C
B.S. Slippery Rock University
M.S., Ph.D., University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Professor Kristyne Wiegand is a biomechanist with a clinical background in sports medicine. Originally from northwestern Pennsylvania, Kristyne completed her BS in athletic training from Slippery Rock University. After working at Boeing as an athletic trainer for two years, Kristyne earned her Masters and Ph.D. in Kinesiology at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. While at UNLV, Kristyne’s degree plans specialized in biomechanics and biostatistics and she taught upper- and lower-division Kinesiology courses. She was also heavily involved at the university level with the Graduate and Professional Student Association and the Graduate College. Kristyne’s research interests are centered around the development and progression of running injuries, and she combines the clinical knowledge gained as an athletic trainer with the technical knowledge of biomechanics to better understand how movement patterns contribute to and are influenced by, the development of running injuries. Outside of academia, Kristyne enjoys spending time with her husband and two cats and is an avid hiker, camper, and concert-goer.