2023 TFC presentation by Dr. Ken Clarkby Track Football Consortium TFC
2023 TFC presentation by Dr. Ken Clark
Dr. Ken Clark
West Chester University
(Ken will deliver a recorded bonus presentation.)
Dr. Ken Clark is an Associate Professor in the Department of Kinesiology at West Chester University (WCU), joining the WCU faculty in the Fall 2015 Semester. Ken teaches Biomechanics at the undergraduate level, and teaches Motor Learning at both the undergraduate and graduate level.
Ken’s research interests include the mechanical factors underlying athletic performance and injury mechanisms, as well as the integration of motor learning with biomechanics as it relates to movement skill acquisition. He has peer-reviewed publications in journals such as the Journal of Applied Physiology, Journal of Experimental Biology, Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports, the Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research, and Sports Biomechanics.
In addition to teaching and conducting research, Ken has nearly two decades of speed and performance coaching experience. He has coached in the private sector (Lightning Fast Training Systems, Summit Sports Training Center, and CES Performance), the high school level (Jesuit Prep in Dallas TX), and in the college setting (Dickinson College and Haverford College). More recently, Ken has worked with the teams at WCU, including the WCU track and field, softball, baseball, and men's soccer teams. Additionally, from 2017 to the present, Ken has worked as a Biomechanical Consultant for the USA Track and Field High Performance Program in the Sprints and Hurdles. Ken has certifications from the NSCA, USA-Weightlifting, and USA Track & Field.
Ken received his PhD in Applied Physiology and Biomechanics from Southern Methodist University in Dallas in 2014. He is a WCU alumni, having completed his Master's Degree in Kinesiology at West Chester University in 2009. Ken completed his BA degree in Psychology at Swarthmore College in 2003, where he was a two-time All-Conference running back for the football team.