Dr. Tal Amasay
Associate Professor, Sport & Exercise Sciences
Dr. Tal Amasay joined the Barry University College of Nursing and Health Sciences faculty in 2009 and currently serves as the unit manager of the Motion Analysis Center (MAC). He received his B.Ed. in Physical Education from Zinman College at Wingate Institute, Israel. He received his M.Sc. in Movement Science from Saint Cloud State University at Minnesota and his Ph.D. in Human Physiology, with emphasis in Biomechanics, from the University of Oregon.
His teaching experience includes various undergraduate and graduate courses in the areas of exercise sciences, such as Biomechanics, Strength Training and Conditioning, Motor Learning, Corrective Exercise Techniques, Exercise Physiology, Wellness and Fitness Promotion, and personal Training.
Dr. Amasay's primary research interests include, but are not limited to, investigating kinematics and musculoskeletal disorders in different occupational settings, strength training and conditioning, specifically power output and plyometrics, and fitness testing with respect to core stability.
Dr. Amasay approaches students’ teaching and mentoring in the same manner a coach would approach a professional athlete, he strives to develop them to the best of their abilities. He assists his students in identifying their abilities and to tapping into them to bring the best out of them. Many of his undergraduate and graduate students who worked with him served as authors on his publications and presenters on nationally and internationally professional conferences.
Dr. Amasay's research has been published internationally in scientific journals, such as Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy, Sport Biomechanics, Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, and International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics. Click on the links below to see some of his articles and Curriculum Vitae.