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Masataka Umeda, Ph.D.  

Masataka Umeda, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Exercise & Sport Psychology



Exercise & Sport Sciences, Rm 105
(806) 834-3475

Mailing Address:
Box 43011
Texas Tech University
Lubbock TX 79409-3011 USA


Current Courses Taught

Postdoc – Clinical Neurophysiology, University of Colorado-Denver

Ph.D. – Exercise Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Madison

M.S. – Health Education, University of Tsukuba, Japan

B.S. – Exercise Sciences, University of Tsukuba, Japan

ESS 4363 Principles and Theories of Exercise Psychology

ESS 5312 Behavioral and Psychological Aspects of Exercise

Research Interests

Awards & Honors

    Dr. Umeda studies the relationship between physical activity and pain. Currently, Dr. Umeda conducts several projects with his students examining:

    1. Psychological and behavioral correlates of physical activity in patients with fibromyalgia
    2. The influence of physical activity levels on endogenous pain modulation in healthy men and women

    Dr. Umeda is accepting new graduate and undergraduate students who are interested in joining his research team. If you are interested or have any questions, please contact Dr. Umeda at

2008 — John J. Bonica Research Fellowship, International Association for the Study of Pain