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Kyle T. Ebersole, PhD, LAT

Associate Professor, Chair

Education

Ph D Exercise Physiology University of Nebraska 2000
M.P.E Exercise Science University of Nebraska 1996
BS Kinesiology University of Illinois-Chicago 1994

Speaker Topics

  • Injury Rehabilitation
  • Firefighter Performance and Injury
  • Sport Performance
  • Movement Screens
  • Heart Rate Variability
  • Athletic Training

Interests & Expertise

Kyle Ebersole conducts research pertinent to expanding the scientific knowledge base that informs the physiological basis for injury prevention, re-conditioning, strength training, and physiological performance across a continuum of sport and occupational athletes.

His recent and ongoing research projects include exploring the application of heart rate variability as a measure of recovery and injury state in baseball pitchers; development of indices that discriminate between injured and uninjured muscle; influence of massage on muscle function and the autonomic nervous system; application of movement screens in the evaluation of athlete performance; examination of the physiological markers of firefighter performance; and development of performance screening tools for firefighters.

Ebersole is a Licensed Athletic Trainer and has earned certifications from the National Academy in Sports Medicine as a Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES) and a Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES).

Selected Publications

CORNELL, D. J., GNACINSKI, S. L., MEYER, B. B., & Ebersole, K. (2017, November). Changes in Health and Fitness in Firefighter Recruits. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 49(11), 2223-2233.
Cornell, D. J., Paxson, J. L., Caplinger, R. A., Seligman, J. R., Davis, N. A., & Ebersole, K. (2017, March). Resting Heart Rate Variability Among Professional Baseball Starting Pitchers. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 31(3), 575-581.
Cornell, D. J., Paxson, J. L., Caplinger, R. A., Seligman, J. R., Davis, N. A., Flees, R. J., & Ebersole, K. (2017, January (1st Quarter/Winter)). In-Game Heart Rate Responses Among Professional Baseball Starting Pitchers. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 31(1), 24-29.
Cornell, D. J., Gnacinski, S. L., Zamzow, A., Mims, J., & Ebersole, K. (2017, April (2nd Quarter/Spring)). Measures of health, fitness, and functional movement among firefighter recruits. International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics, 23(2), 198-204.
Collins, J. D., Almonroeder, T. G., Ebersole, K., & O’Connor, K. M. (2016, June). The effects of fatigue and anticipation on the mechanics of the knee during cutting in female athletes. Clinical Biomechanics, 35, 62-67.
Cornell, D. J., Gnacinski, S. L., Zamzow, A., Mims, J., & Ebersole, K. (2016, July (3rd Quarter/Summer)). Influence of body mass index on movement efficiency among firefighter recruits. Work, 54(3), 679-687.
Gnacinski, S. L., Meyer, B. B., Cornell, D. J., Mims, J., Zalewski, K. R., & Ebersole, K. (2015). Tactical athletes: An integrated approach to understanding and enhancing firefighter health and performance. International Journal of Exercise Science, 8(4), 341-357.
Cornell, D. J., Ebersole, K., Meyer, B. B., & Zalewski, K. R. (2015). Relationships between extraversion and measures of counter movement jump performance. International Journal of Sports Science, 5(3), 73-79.
Cornell, D. J., Gnacinski, S. L., Langford, M. H., Mims, J., & Ebersole, K. (2015). Backwards overhead medicine ball throw and counter movement jump performance among firefighter candidates. Journal of Trainology, 4(1), 11-14.
Weinhandl, J. T., Earl-Boehm, J. E., Ebersole, K., Huddleston, W. E., Armstrong, B. S., & O’Connor, K. M. (2014). Reduced hamstrings strength increases anterior cruciate ligament loading during anticipated sidestep cutting. Clinical Biomechanics.
Meyer, B. B., Merkur, A., Ebersole, K., & Massey, W. V. (2014). The realities of working in elite sport. What they didn’t teach you in graduate school. Case studies in sport science and medicine. CreateSpace.
Weinhandl, J. T., Earl-Boehm, J. E., O’Connor, K. M., Ebersole, K., Huddleston, W. E., & Armstrong, B. S. (2013). Anticipatory effects on anterior cruciate ligament loading during sidestep cutting. Clinical Biomechanics, 28(6), 655-663.
Gnacinski, S., Meyer, B. B., & Ebersole, K. (2013). Backdraft: The use of applied sport psychology to characterize firefighter performance. , 2-4.
Seneli, R. M., Ebersole, K., O’Connor, K. M., Snyder, A. C., & Hall, E. (2013). Estimated VO2max from the Rockport Walk Test on a non-motorized, curved treadmill. Journal of strength and conditioning research/National Strength & Conditioning Association, 27(12).
Wessels, K. K., Brown, J. L., Ebersole, K., & Sosnoff, J. J. (2013). Sex, shoulder pain and range of motion in manual wheelchair users. Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development, 50(3), 351-356.

Presentations

Koshewa, L., Huddleston, W. E., Ebersole, K., & Earl-Boehm, J. E. (May 2018). Does restricting anterior movement of the knees during a barball back squat alter lower extremity biomechanics?. UWM College of Health Sciences Fall Research Symposium, Milwaukee, WI.
Earl-Boehm, J. E., Poel, D., Zalewski, K. R., & Ebersole, K. (March 2018). The effects of military style ruck marching on lower extremity loading and exertion.. Great Lakes Athletic Trainers’ Association Annual Meeting, Wheeling, IL.
Ebersole, K. (September 2017). What Firefighters Have Taught Us About The Science Behind Their Job. Wisconsin Fire Chiefs Education Association Fall Conference, Fond Du Lac, WI.
Ebersole, K. (July 2017). The Firefighter 10: A corrective exercise program to improve functional movement in firefighters. Warrior Research Center Summit, Auburn, AL.
Cornell, D. J., & Ebersole, K. (July 2017). Influence of a corrective exercise program on functional movement quality among active-duty firefighters. National Strength and Conditioning Association National Conference, Las Vegas, NV.
Gnacinski, S. L., Ebersole, K., Cornell, D. J., & Meyer, B. B. (June 2017). An integrated perspective on firefighter recruit academies: Examining the sustainability of fitness gains.. American College of Sports Medicine Annual Conference, Denver, CO.
Ebersole, K., Cornell, D. J., & Gnacinski, S. L. (June 2017). Impact of a firefighter recruit training academy on movement quality and balance ability. American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, Denver, CO.
Ebersole, K., & Cornell, D. J. (June 2017). Influence of gastrocnemius muscle length on overhead squat movement compensations among active-duty firefighters. American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, Denver, CO.
Cornell, D. J., Conlon, J. K., Earl-Boehm, J. E., MEYER, B. B., & Ebersole, K. (April 2017). Agreement between live and video methods of scoring the Functional Movement Screen. Wisconsin Physical Therapy Association Spring Conference, Green Bay, WI.
Cornell, D., Ebersole, K., Azen, R., Earl-Boehm, J. E., Zalewski, K. R., & Alt, C. (February 2017). Criterion Validity of the Fusionetics Movement Efficiency Test In Reference to the Functional Movement Screen Among Active-Duty Firefighters. Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association, San Antonio, TX.
O’Connor, M. L., O’Connor, K. M., Ebersole, K., & Earl-Boehm, J. E. (2016). The development of the single-leg landing error scoring system (SL-LESS) for lower extremity movement screening. National Athletic Training Association Annual Convention, Baltimore, MD.
Cornell, D. J., Ebersole, K., & Ford, E. (July 2016). Influence of an acute bout of self-myofascial release on the expression of isometric knee extension force and electromyographic and mechanomyographic signals of the quadriceps musculature (Poster). XXI International Society of Electromyography and Kinesiology Congress, Chicago, IL.
O’Connor, M., Ebersole, K., O’Connor, K. M., & Earl-Boehm, J. E. (June 2016). Reliability and Validity of the Single-Leg Landing Error Scoring System (SL-LESS) for Lower Extremity Movement Screening. National Athletic Trainers Association Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposium, Baltimore, MD.
Cornell, D. J., & Ebersole, K. (June 2016). Inter-rater reliability of a movement efficiency test among the firefighter cadet population. American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, Boston, MA.
Ebersole, K., & Cornell, D. J. (June 2016). Inter-rater response stability of a movement efficiency test among the firefighter cadet population. American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, Boston, MA.

Professional Memberships

  • American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
  • National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA)
  • National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)
  • National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)

Honors & Awards

Dean’s Research Award (2016, May) College of Health Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Ideadvance Award Winner for Tactical Athlete (2015, May) UWM Research Foundation.
Graduate School Research Fellow (2009, May) UW-Milwaukee.

Current & Previous Activities

  • Member of Journal of Athletic Training Editorial Board
  • Manuscript reviewer for 6 scientific journals
  • Conference abstract and student grant reviewer for National Strength and Conditioning Association
  • State of Wisconsin Licensed Athletic Trainer
  • Certified Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES), National Academy of Sports Medicine
  • Certified Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES), National Academy of Sports Medicine
  • Performance consultant for professional sport clubs and companies