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Kyle T. Ebersole, PhD, LAT

Associate Professor

Education

Ph D Exercise Physiology University of Nebraska 2000
MS Exercise Science (MPE) 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., Noel, S. E., Zheng, X., & Ebersole, K. T. (2021, January (1st Quarter/Winter)). Influence of body composition on post-exercise parasympathetic reactivation of firefighter recruits. International Journal of Research and Public Health, 18(21), 339.
Marciniak, R. A., Tesch, C. J., & Ebersole, K. T. (2021, July (3rd Quarter/Summer)). Heart Rate Response to Alert Tones in Firefighters. International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health, 94(5), 783-789.
Cornell, D. J., Noel, S. E., Zheng, X., & Ebersole, K. T. (2020, December). Influence of a training academy on the parasympathetic nervous system reactivation of firefighter recruits – an observational cohort study. International Journal of Research and Public Health, 18(109), 10.
Earl-Boehm, J. E., Poel, D., Ebersole, K., & Zalewski, K. R. (2020, April (2nd Quarter/Spring)). The Effects of Military Style Ruck Marching on Lower Extremity Loading and Muscular, Physiological and Perceived Exertion in ROTC cadets. Ergonomics, 63(5), 629-638.
Cornell, D. J., Gnacinski, S. L., Meyer, B. B., & Ebersole, k. T. (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). 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. T. (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. T., & 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. T. (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. T., 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. T. (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. Whyte, G., & Lane, A. M. (Eds.). Case studies in sport science and medicine. CreateSpace.

Presentations

Marciniak, R. A., Wahl, C. A., & Ebersole, K. T. (July 2021). Influence of base layer uniform and body composition on the autonomic nervous system response of firefighters. National Strength & Conditioning Association Annual Convention, Virtual.
Marciniak, R. A., Wahl, C. A., Meyer, B. B., & Ebersole, K. T. (June 2021). Examination of Maximal Task Internal Workloads in Active-Duty Firefighters. American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, Virtual.
Wahl, C. A., Marciniak, R. A., Meyer, B. B., & Ebersole, K. T. (June 2021). Relationship Between Objective and Subjective Measures of Stress and Recovery in Firefighters (in review). American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, Virtual.
Ebersole, K. (April 2021). Heart rate variability: Science to practice considerations. United States Olympic & Paralympic Sports Medicine Committee, .
Wahl, C., Marciniak, R., Meyer, B. B., & Ebersole, K. (October 2020). Influence of call volume on perceptions of stress and recovery in active-duty firefighters. Association for Applied Sport Psychology Annual Conference, Virtual.
Cornell, D. J., Ebersole, K. T., Zalewski, K. R., Earl-Boehm, J. E., & Alt, C. (July 2020). Influence of an online-delivered corrective exercise program on the functional movement quality of male career firefighters. National Strength and Conditioning Association National Conference, Las Vegas, NV (Virtual).
Wahl, C. A., Marciniak, R. A., Tesch, C. S., Meyer, B. B., & Ebersole, K. T. (June 2020). Association Between Perceived Recovery and Heart Rate in a Submaximal and Maximal Task in Firefighters. American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, San Francisco.
Marciniak, R. A., Wahl, C. A., Tesch, C. S., & Ebersole, K. T. (June 2020). Examination of Two Different Balance Tests in Active-Duty Firefighters. American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, San Francisco.
Cornell, D. J., Flees, R. J., Noel, S. E., Shemelya, C. M., Zalewski, K. R., Meyer, B. B., & Ebersole, K. T. (June 2020). Influence of Aerobic Fitness on Heart Rate Recovery Among Active-Duty Firefighters. American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, San Francisco.
Ebersole, K. T., Cornell, D. J., & Flees, R. J. (June 2020). Relationships Between Resting Heart Rate Variability, Maximal Heart Rate, And VO2peak Among Active Duty Firefighters. American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, San Francisco.
Marciniak, R. A., Wahl, C. A., Ebersole, K. T., & Meyer, B. B. (April 2020). Influence of exercise prior to sauna exposure on strength and power in firefighters. National Strength and Conditioning Association Wisconsin State Clinic, Waukesha, WI.
Marciniak, R. A., Cornell, D. J., Smith, E. K., Tesch, C. S., & Ebersole, K. T. (July 2019). Influence of alarm type on heart rate response in firefighters. National Strength and Conditioning Association National Conference, Washington DC.
Koshewa, L., Ebersole, K., Huddleston, W. E., & Earl-Boehm, J. E. (June 2019). Does Restricting Anterior Movement of the Knees During a Barbell Back Squat Alter Lower Extremity Biomechanics?. 70th NATA Clinical Symposia and AT Expo, Las Vegas, NV.
Cornell, D. J., Gnacinski, S. L., & Ebersole, K. T. (May 2019). Longitudinal changes in single-leg dynamic balance asymmetries among firefighter recruits: An observational cohort study. American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL.
Ebersole, K. (March 2019). Prepare – Perform – Recover: The Milwaukee Fire Approach. Denver Firefighter Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Consortium, Denver, CO.

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

Lubar Entrepreneur Center Teaching Fellow (2021, January) UWM Lubar Entrepreneur Center.
Accessibility Resource Center Excellence Award (2019, May 10) UW-Milwaukee Accessibility Resource Center (ARC).
Wisconsin State Fire Chiefs Safety Award (2018, June) Wisconsin State Fire Chiefs’ Association.
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