Lab Director

Hi and welcome to my home page! I grew up in southern California and then moved by age 10 to a small town in the Sierra Nevada Mountains called Shaver Lake. I spent most of my free time snow skiing, water skiing, mountain biking, and riding motorcycles; I love the mountains and what they offer. After high school I initially attended the College of Idaho where I competed on the alpine ski team. Missing the good life, I returned to the California Mountains and completed my AA degree from Fresno City College and then completed my BS and MS degrees from California State University, Fresno (CSUF). My area of emphasis was in exercise science and I could not get enough of it. The faculty members at CSUF inspired me to learn more about kinesiology, so I pursued a doctoral degree and specialized in topics related to clinical biomechanics. After receiving my doctoral degree I accepted a one year postdoctoral fellowship at Auckland University of Technology in New Zealand….it was a great experience especially bungee jumping in Queensland! In 2000 I accepted my current faculty position here at Utah State University where I continue to play as I did when I lived in the California Mountains. I hope you find some useful information on my home pages.


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Dr. Bressel's research examines neuromechanical adaptations to therapeutic exercise.


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Dr. Bressel teaches several courses that focus on biomechanics.


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