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Overview

  • Ronald V. Croce received his Ph.D., in Neuroscience/Exercise Physiology and special populations from the University of New Mexico and currently is a Professor in the Kinesiology Department. His main teaching focus is in Applied Anatomy/Kinesiology, and Medical Neuroscience and he has been the recipient of several university teaching and research awards. Dr. Croce’s research focuses on: (1) physical and motor functioning of individuals with cognitive and motor impairments, and (2) human neuromuscular functioning and cognition. He has over 100 published articles and is a co-author of two major texts: “Developmental/Adapted Physical Education,” and "Developmental and Adapted Physical Activity Assessment.”
  • Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title
    2014 Interaction of age, cognitive function, and gait performance in 50-80-year-olds.Age.  36:9693. 2014
    2012 Surface electromyographic alterations of the knee extensor musculature based on contraction intensity and velocityIsokinetics and Exercise Science.  20:155-165. 2012
    2010 Rapid torque development in older female fallers and nonfallers: a comparison across lower-extremity muscles.Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology.  20:482-488. 2010
    2008 Alterations in torque and hamstrings agonist and antagonist activity over repeated maximum effort, reciprocal isokinetic flexion-extension movementsIsokinetics and Exercise Science.  16:139-149. 2008
    2007 Analyses of isokinetic and closed chain movements for hamstring reciprocal coactivation.Journal of Sport Rehabilitation.  16:319-325. 2007
    2007 Knee-muscle activation during landings: developmental and gender comparisons.Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise Medicine and science in sports.  39:159-170. 2007
    2006 Angle- and velocity-specific alterations in torque and semg activity of the quadriceps and hamstrings during isokinetic extension-flexion movements.Clinical Neurophysiology Electromyography and Clinical Neurophysiology.  46:83-100. 2006
    2006 Coactivation patterns of the medial and lateral hamstrings based on joint position and movement velocity during isokinetic movements.Clinical Neurophysiology Electromyography and Clinical Neurophysiology.  46:113-122. 2006
    2005 Effects of Developmental Stage and Sex on Lower Extremity Kinematics and Vertical Ground Reaction Forces During Landing.Journal of Athletic Training.  40:9-14. 2005
    2004 Knee muscular response strategies differ by developmental level but not gender during jump landing.Clinical Neurophysiology Electromyography and Clinical Neurophysiology.  44:339-348. 2004
    2004 Gender comparison of vertical jump landing knee angles normalized by kinetic energyMedicine and Science in Sports and Exercise Medicine and science in sports.  36:S347-S347. 2004
    2003 The effect of movement velocity and movement pattern on the reciprocal co-activation of the hamstrings.Clinical Neurophysiology Electromyography and Clinical Neurophysiology.  43:451-458. 2003
    2002 Effect of movement velocity and movement pattern on the root mean square and the median frequency of the electromyographic activity of the quadriceps during isokinetic testingIsokinetics and Exercise Science.  10:193-198. 2002
    2001 Reliability and concurrent validity of the movement assessment battery for children.Perceptual and Motor Skills.  93:275-280. 2001
    2000 Effect of ankle position fixation on peak torque and electromyographic activity of the knee flexors and extensors.Clinical Neurophysiology Electromyography and Clinical Neurophysiology.  40:365-373. 2000
    2000 Reciprocal coactivation patterns of the medial and lateral quadriceps and hamstrings during slow, medium and high speed isokinetic movements.Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology.  10:233-239. 2000
    1999 Dynamic analysis of custom-fitted functional knee braces: EMG and brace migration during physical activityJournal of Sport Rehabilitation.  8:109-122. 1999
    1998 Reciprocal coactivation patterns of the lateral and medial quadriceps and hamstrings during low- and moderate-speed isokinetic movementJournal of Sport Rehabilitation.  7:182-196. 1998
    1997 Leg rotation and vastus medialis oblique/vastus lateralis electromyogram activity ratio during closed chain kinetic exercises prescribed for patellofemoral pain.Journal of Athletic Training.  32:216-220. 1997
    1997 Vastus medialis obliquus and vastus lateralis activity in patients with and without patellofemoral pain syndromeJournal of Sport Rehabilitation.  6:1-10. 1997
    1997 Leg rotation and VMO/VL ratio during closed chain kinetic exercises prescribed for patellofemoral pain.Journal of Athletic Training.  32:216-220. 1997
    1997 Vastus medialis obliquus and vastus lateralis activity in patients with and without patellofemoral pain syndrome.Journal of Sport Rehabilitation.  6:1-10. 1997
    1996 Peak torque, average power, and hamstrings/quadriceps ratios in nondisabled adults and adults with mental retardation.Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.  77:369-372. 1996
    1991 Effects of frequency and duration of exercise sessions on physical activity levels and adherence.Perceptual and Motor Skills.  73:172-174. 1991
    1990 EFFECTS OF EXERCISE AND DIET ON BODY-COMPOSITION AND CARDIOVASCULAR FITNESS IN ADULTS WITH SEVERE MENTAL-RETARDATIONEducation and training of the mentally retarded.  25:176-187. 1990
    1986 The effects of EMG biofeedback on strength acquisition.Applied Psychophysiology Biofeedback Biofeedback and Self-Regulation.  11:299-310. 1986
    1986 THE APPLICATION OF 2-POINT TOUCH CANE TECHNIQUE TO THEORIES OF MOTOR CONTROL AND LEARNING IMPLICATIONS FOR ORIENTATION AND MOBILITY TRAININGJournal of Visual Impairment and Blindness.  80:790-793. 1986
    Interrelationship between quadriceps’ activation and inhibition as a function of knee-joint angle and muscle length: a torque and electro- and mechano-myographic investigation.Clinical Kinesiology

    Book

    Year Title
    2018 Developmental and Adapted Physical Activity Assessment, 2E 2018
    Horvat, M., Croce, R., & Pesce, C. Developmental/Adapted Physical Education: Making Ability Count (6th Edition), Routledge Publishers.

    Conference Proceeding

    Year Title
    2017 Effect Of Excess Weight on Lower-Extremity Vertical Stiffness, Muscle Activation, And Metabolic Cost Of WalkingMedicine and Science in Sports and Exercise Medicine and science in sports. 178-178. 2017
    2015 Effect Of Excess Weight on Lower-Extremity Vertical Stiffness, Muscle Activation, And Metabolic Cost Of WalkingMedicine and Science in Sports and Exercise Medicine and science in sports. 178-178. 2015
    2015 The Effects of Blood Flow Restriction on Neuromuscular Function and Fatigue During Leg Press ExerciseMedicine and Science in Sports and Exercise Medicine and science in sports. 442-442. 2015
    2013 Spatial and Temporal Variability of Gait Parameters in Down SyndromeResearch Quarterly for Exercise and Sport. A85-A86. 2013
    2007 The use of sensory information in mental retardationResearch Quarterly for Exercise and Sport. A101-A101. 2007
    1992 A UNIVERSITY-BASED REHABILITATION TECHNOLOGY PROJECTPROCEEDINGS OF THE EIGHTEENTH IEEE ANNUAL NORTHEAST BIOENGINEERING CONFERENCE. 71-72. 1992
    The accuracy of an 8-minute field test to estimate lactate threshold.WASET Proceedings; London, UK, 2018..
    “interrelationship between Quadriceps’ activation and inhibition as a function of knee Joint angle and muscle length: a torque and electro- and mechano-myographic investigation.”WASET Proceedings; London, UK, 2018..

    Teaching Activities

  • Clinical Kinesiology Taught course 2019
  • Clinical Kinesiology Taught course 2019
  • Clinical Kinesiology Taught course 2018 - 2019
  • Biomechanical Analysis Mvt Lab Taught course 2018
  • Biomechanical Analysis Mvt Lab Taught course 2018
  • Neurology Taught course 2018
  • Neurology Lab Taught course 2018
  • Neurology Lab Taught course 2018
  • Neurology Lab Taught course 2018
  • Neurology Lab Taught course 2018
  • Neurology Lab Taught course 2018
  • Neurology Taught course 2018
  • Neurology Lab Taught course 2018
  • Clinical Kinesiology Taught course 2018
  • Clinical Kinesiology Taught course 2018
  • Independent Study Taught course 2018
  • Clinical Kinesiology Taught course 2017 - 2018
  • Biomechanical Analysis Mvt Lab Taught course 2017
  • Biomechanical Analysis Mvt Lab Taught course 2017
  • Neurology Taught course 2017
  • Neurology Lab Taught course 2017
  • Neurology Lab Taught course 2017
  • Neurology Lab Taught course 2017
  • Neurology Lab Taught course 2017
  • Neurology Lab Taught course 2017
  • Neurology Taught course 2017
  • Neurology Lab Taught course 2017
  • Neurology Lab Taught course 2017
  • Clinical Kinesiology Taught course 2016 - 2017
  • Rsrch Exp/Kinesiology Taught course 2016 - 2017
  • Biomechanical Analysis Mvt Lab Taught course 2016
  • Neurology Taught course 2016
  • Neurology Lab Taught course 2016
  • Neurology Lab Taught course 2016
  • Neurology Lab Taught course 2016
  • Neurology Lab Taught course 2016
  • Neurology Lab Taught course 2016
  • Teaching Assistantship Taught course 2016
  • Neurology Taught course 2016
  • Neurology Lab Taught course 2016
  • Neurology Lab Taught course 2016
  • Clinical Kinesiology Taught course 2016
  • Clinical Kinesiology Taught course 2016
  • Musculoskeletal Assessment Taught course 2016
  • Musculoskeletal Assessment Taught course 2016
  • Clinical Kinesiology Taught course 2015 - 2016
  • Biomechanical Analysis Mvt Lab Taught course 2015
  • Neurology Taught course 2015
  • Neurology Lab Taught course 2015
  • Neurology Lab Taught course 2015
  • Neurology Lab Taught course 2015
  • Neurology Lab Taught course 2015
  • Neurology Lab Taught course 2015
  • Teaching Assistantship Taught course 2015
  • Neurology Taught course 2015
  • Clinical Kinesiology Taught course 2015
  • Neurology Lab Taught course 2015
  • Neurology Lab Taught course 2015
  • Clinical Kinesiology Taught course 2015
  • Musculoskeletal Assessment Taught course 2015
  • Musculoskeletal Assessment Taught course 2015
  • Biomechanical Analysis Mvt Lab Taught course 2014
  • Neurology Taught course 2014
  • Neurology Lab Taught course 2014
  • Neurology Lab Taught course 2014
  • Neurology Lab Taught course 2014
  • Neurology Lab Taught course 2014
  • Neurology Lab Taught course 2014
  • Teaching Assistantship Taught course 2014
  • Neurology Taught course 2014
  • Neurology Lab Taught course 2014
  • Neurology Lab Taught course 2014
  • Clinical Kinesiology Taught course 2014
  • Clinical Kinesiology Taught course 2014
  • Honors Project Taught course 2014
  • Independent Study Taught course 2014
  • Musculoskeletal Assessment Taught course 2014
  • Education And Training

  • B.S. Physical Educ. Teach'g&Coach'g, Brooklyn College of the City University of New York
  • M.Ed. Activity Therapy, Temple University
  • Ph.D. Kinesiotherapy, University of New Mexico
  • Full Name

  • Ronald Croce