The Science of Athletic Performance

Saturday, September 14 - 10:00 AM

Join us for an engaging discussion on a data-driven approach to understanding and optimizing athletic performance as well as preventing and treating sport-related injuries. Art Weltman, 2019-2021 Cavaliers’ Distinguished Teaching Professor and Chair of Kinesiology in the Curry School of Education and Human Development, will moderate the panel discussion. He is a longtime exercise physiology advisor to the department of athletics.

Panelists include:

Mike Curtis, Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for the 2019 NCAA Champion Men’s Basketball team. He applies internal and external monitoring to optimize performance and recovery.

Joe Hart, Associate Professor of Kinesiology. He uses advanced technology to assess muscle imbalances and is an expert in using science to determine an athlete’s ability to return to play after sustaining an injury.

Jay Hertel, Joe H. Gieck Professor of Sports Medicine. He uses wearable sensor technology to assess athletes’ movement biomechanics to optimize performance and prevent injuries in distance runners and team sport athletes.

Kelli Pugh, Associate Athletic Director for Sports Medicine. She is responsible for working closely with university faculty and athletic department staff members. From concussion assessments and return to play functional assessments to performance enhancement through a variety of athlete monitoring systems, the Athletics Sports Medicine staff keeps UVA’s student-athletes on the cutting edge of health and safety while helping maximize their performance.

Jake Resch, Assistant Professor of Kinesiology. He uses the latest technology to study sport-related concussion including how to diagnose a concussion, the evidence-based consequences of one or more concussions, and what can be done to prevent and treat the injury.

Sue Saliba, Professor of Kinesiology. She is currently working with colleagues in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences to develop algorithms using sensors to measure internal and external load and for injury prevention.



Alumni Hall, Ballroom
Charlottesville, VA 22903
Event Type
Lecture / Workshop


U.Va. Lifetime Learning

Date / Time

Saturday, September 14, 2019
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM


(434) 982-4491
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