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Dr. Michelle Walters-Edwards
Chair, Department of Health and Human Performance; Associate Professor of Health and Human Performance
Contact Information

Caruthers Hall 2031
(703) 284-1597

Academic Credentials

B.S (Hons) Staffordshire University, England. U.K.
Ph.D. University of Wales, Bangor. Wales, U.K.

Other credentials: Member, American College of Sports Medicine (A.C.S.M); Candidate for American College of Sports Medicine, Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist Certification

Teaching Areas:
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Sports Medicine
  • Personal Training
  • Health Assessment
  • Concepts of Lifetime Fitness
 
Research Interests:
  • Neuromuscular rehabilitation
  • Prevention of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury in female athletes
  • Prevention and reversal of childhood obesity
  • Sensory control (and training) of the knee joint
 
A native of England in the United Kingdom, Dr. Michelle Walters-Edwards has been a full-time faculty member within Marymount’s Health and Human Performance Department since 2005.

Dr. Walters-Edwards has worked as a research scientist at the National Centre for Sports Injury Surgery in the U.K. Previous research interests include the quantification of neuromuscular and sensory control of the knee joint using a novel method of assessment (magnetic stimulation) in both recreational and elite athletes prior to and following injury to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) as well as during conditions of fatigue and muscle damage. Dr. Walters-Edwards has served as a special volunteer at the National Institutes of Health, Physical Disabilities Branch of Rehabilitation Medicine and has conducted human performance assessments with D.C. United of Major League Soccer.

Current research projects include exercise and nutrition as an intervention for both adult and childhood obesity.