Dale Ulrich

Dale Ulrich

About

Dr. Dale Ulrich is professor of Applied Exercise Science and Movement Science, and is the director of the Center on Physical Activity and Health in Pediatric Disabilities (CPAH) in the School of Kinesiology. Prior to his time at U-M, Dr. Ulrich was on the faculty of the Indiana University Department of Kinesiology. He completed his Ph.D. in Adapted Physical Activity at Michigan State University.

Dr. Ulrich has published more than 70 articles in peer-reviewed journals, including Adapted Physical Activity QuarterlyPhysical Therapy, and Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport. He's been on the editorial boards of Journal of Motor Learning and Development, Down Syndrome Research and Practice, and Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly.  He has been invited to present his research on adapted physical activity at more than 150 conferences and seminars.

Dale has received more than $4 million in grant funding from organizations such as the Steelcase Corporate Foundation and the US Department of Special Education Programs. One recent study is pilot research on newborn stepping reflex in infants with Down syndrome. The research aims to improve the motor control and coordination in their legs. Previously, he and his doctoral students have designed and tested innovative intervention measures to teach youths with Down syndrome and autism to ride a two-wheel bicycle.

He teaches Physical Activity and Pediatric Disabilities at the graduate and undergraduate levels, along with lab rotations in Motor Control and Statistics.

Areas of interest

Motor behavior and development in infants and children with Down syndrome and autism, assessment of motor behavior and performance in children, designing and testing interventions to maximize physical activity, motor skill development, community participation, and quality of life in children with Down syndrome and autism.

Contact

Dale
Ulrich
OBL 3126
1402 Washington Hts.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2013
(734) 615-1904
(734) 647-2808

Classes

Course Course Title Credits Term Instructor
AES 425 Physical Activity and Pediatric Disabilities 3 Fall, Winter D Ulrich
Course Name RO: PA & Ped Disability
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
This course is designed to provide students with a thorough understanding of the factors that contribute to the motor behavior characteristics of children with developmental disabilities. Application of this knowledge to designing and implementing quality pediatric motor development and physical activity programs will be emphasized. A research-to-practice model will be employed. Students will learn how to assess the current level of movement skill development.
Prerequisites: Kinesiology Junior or Senior only.
Component: LEC
KINESLGY 425 Physical Activity and Pediatric Disabilities 3 Fall D Ulrich
Course Name RO: PA & Ped Disability
Course Level: Graduate
Description
This course is designed to provide students with a thorough understanding of the factors that contribute to the motor behavior characteristics of children with developmental disabilities. Application of this knowledge to designing and implementing quality pediatric motor development and physical activity programs will be emphasized. A research-to-practice model will be employed. Students will learn how to assess the current level of movement skill development.
Prerequisites: Graduate standing.
Component: LEC
MOVESCI 250 Statistics 3 Fall, Winter D Ulrich
Course Name RO: Statistics
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
This course is designed to provide students with knowledge and experience with statistics and the scientific method. Frequency distributions, descriptive statistics for summarizing measures of central tendency and variability, measures of association, variance, statistics for testing hypotheses, and statistics used to evaluate validity and reliability will be emphasized. Students will participate in several lab projects requiring the use of statistics.
Prerequisites:
Component: LEC
MOVESCI 425 Physical Activity and Pediatric Disabilities 3 Fall, Winter D Ulrich
Course Name RO: PA & Ped Disability
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
This course is designed to provide students with a thorough understanding of the factors that contribute to the motor behavior characteristics of children with developmental disabilities. Application of this knowledge to designing and implementing quality pediatric motor development and physical activity programs will be emphasized. A research-to-practice model will be employed. Students will learn how to assess the current level of movement skill development.
Prerequisites: Junior standing.
Component: LEC
MOVESCI 429 Laboratory Rotation in Motor Control 1-3 Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer D Ulrich
Course Name RO: Lab Mtr Cnt Dev
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
Students work in a professor's laboratory to learn research methods and participate in the scientific process. May be taken twice.
Prerequisites: MOVESCI 320; permission of instructor.
Component: LAB

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