Office telephone: (660) 785-4309
Fax number: (660) 785-7492
Michael has been a member of the Health and Exercise Sciences faculty at Truman State University since the fall of 1995. He is a Professor and teaches the following courses:
ES 149 Mountain Biking
ES 224 Research Methods in Exercise Science
ES 342 Concepts of Biomechanics
ES 505 Advanced Biomechanical Analyses
Dr. Bird serves as a research mentor for several student projects. His research involves how sport performances differ among athletes of varying skill levels and how the results of biomechanical analyses can be applied by the practitioner. He and his students have presented and published work at regional, national, and international levels.
- B.A. in Movement and Sport Science - Purdue University
- M.S. in Physical Education (Specialization in Biomechanics) - Purdue University
- Ph.D. in Exercise Science (Specialization in Biomechanics) - University of North Carolina-Greensboro
On a more personal level:
Outside of his professional activities, Dr. Bird likes spending time with those most important to him, his wife Evonne, children Koby, Keegan & Kelsey, and dog Snickers. Time permitting, he indulges himself in activities such as mountain biking, woodworking, and reading about automobiles.
An animated picture of Koby:
A few biomechanics links
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