- 1992 - Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Motor Control and Occupational Biomechanics
- 1986 - M.S., University of Massachusetts, Amherst
- 1982 - B.S., Chapman University
- Neuromuscular Control (Undergrad)
- Complementary and Alternative Therapies (Undergrad, irregular)
- Psychophysiology of Exercise & Sport (Grad)
My research interests center on using motor learning and control principles in applied settings. Specifically, we have looked at mind/body exercise programs and the emphasis on "body awareness" in health and performance. This has led to investigations into various alternative or complementary therapeutic modalities. Another application of this research is addressing perceptual skills in functional strength and power training, in what we have termed "psychophysical functional training."
Peer-Reviewed Publications / Presentations Since 2010
(Students listed in bold type)
McConnell, P, B Froeliger, E Garland, JC Ives, GA Sforzo. Auditory driving of the autonomic nervous system: Listening to theta-frequency binaural beats post-exercise increases parasympathetic activation and sympathetic withdrawal. Frontiers in Cognitive Science, November, 2014. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2014.01248
Tenan, MS and JC Ives. Quantifying emergency department visits from sport with a focus on the lower extremity and knee. International Journal of Exercise Science: Conference Proceedings: Vol. 9: Iss. 3, Article 88, 2015.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/ijesab/vol9/iss3/88
Ives, JC. (2014). Motor Behavior. Connecting Mind and Body for Optimal Performance. Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
Downs, N, K Neese, H Root, T Finnerty, and JC Ives. Competition effects on physical performance. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 46(suppl 5S): S253, 2014. Poster presentation, American College of Sports Medicine National Conference, Orlando, FL
Ives, JC, E Shoup, and J Michel. Relationships among body awareness and physical performance measures in males and femals. North American Society of Sport and Physical Activity Conference, Burlington, VT, 2011.
Johnson, I, JC Ives, and GA Sforzo. Components of reactive agility in football players. North American Society of Sport and Physical Activity Conference, Burlington, VT, 2011.
Benson, H, and JC Ives. Body image and imagery use in low and high skilled rowers. North American Society of Sport and Physical Activity Conference, Burlington, VT, 2011.
Tenan, MS, JC Ives, and DL King. Neuromuscular fatigue of the quadriceps complex in a graded exercise test. American College of Sports Medicine National Conference, Denver, CO, 2011.
Shah, J, G Sforzo, J Ives. Effects of distraction on exercise steady state. Presented, American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting. Baltimore, May, 2010.