Dale Ulrich, PhD
- Professor, Applied Exercise Science and Movement Science
- Director, Center on Physical Activity and Health in Pediatric Disabilities
Dr. Dale Ulrich is a professor of Applied Exercise Science and Movement Science, and is the director of the Center on Physical Activity and Health in Pediatric Disabilities at the University of Michigan 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 PhD in Adapted Physical Activity at Michigan State University.
Dr. Ulrich has published more than 70 articles in peer-reviewed journals, including Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly, Physical 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.
Dr. Ulrich 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.
Dr. Ulrich 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.
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