Dr. Ken Clark

Dr. Ken Clark

Westchester University; KenClarkSpeed.com; one of the world's top sprint scientists

One of the World's Top Sprint Scientists
Westchester University; KenClarkSpeed.com

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Dr. Ken Clark is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Kinesiology at West Chester University (WCU), joining the WCU faculty in the Fall 2015 Semester. Ken teaches Biomechanics and Kinetic Anatomy at the undergraduate level, and teaches Motor Learning at both the undergraduate and graduate level.

Ken’s research interests include the mechanical factors underlying athletic performance and injury mechanisms, and he has special expertise in speed and agility development. Ken has peer-reviewed publications in journals such as the Journal of Applied Physiology, Journal of Experimental Biology, Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports, and the Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research.

In addition to teaching and conducting research, Ken has over a decade of strength & conditioning coaching experience. He has coached in the private sector (Summit Sports TrainingCenter), the high school level (Dallas Jesuit Prep), and in the collegiate setting (DickinsonCollege and Haverford College). Starting in 2017, Ken has worked with the sprinters on the WCU Track and Field team, and has also been a biomechanics consultant for USA Track and Field. Ken has certifications from the NSCA, USA-Weightlifting, and USA Track & Field.

Ken received his PhD in Applied Physiology and Biomechanics from Southern Methodist University in Dallas in 2014, where he was mentored by Dr. Peter Weyand. Ken completed his Master's Degree in Kinesiology at West Chester University in 2009. Ken completed his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at Swarthmore College in 2003, where he was a two-time All-Conference running back for the football team.

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