College of Arts & Sciences, Department of Kinesiology & Sport Mangement
Dr. Palmer studies the effects of aging, fall-history, and athletic status on muscle stiffness, strength, postural balance, and other performance-based outcomes in young and elderly adults. He also studies age-related differences in anatomical muscle characteristics, including measurements of muscle size and quality. Dr. Palmer received his PhD in Exercise Science from Oklahoma State University. Before joining TTU, he was an Assistant Professor at Kent State University in the School of Health Sciences.
Recent Scholarship: Palmer, T.B. and Thompson, B.J. 2016. Influence of age on passive stiffness and size, quality, and strength characteristics. Muscle & Nerve, [Epub: ahead of print].