Biomechanics of Sport and Exercise

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State Univ. of New York, Cortland. Textbook covering an introduction to biomechanics, external biomechanics and their effects on the body, internal biomechanics, and the application of biomechanics. For undergraduate students.

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Peter M. McGinnis is an associate professor in the Physical Education Department at the State University of New York, College at Cortland, where he has taught since 1990. The students at Cortland named McGinnis the “Outstanding Faculty Member” for the 1996-97 academic year.

From 1987 to 1990 McGinnis was an assistant professor in the Department of Kinesiology at the University of Northern Colorado. During that time he served as a sports biomechanist in the Sports Science Division of the U.S. Olympic Committee in Colorado Springs, where he conducted applied sports biomechanics research, tested athletes, taught biomechanics courses to coaches, and developed educational materials for coaches.

McGinnis is the author of numerous articles and technical reports about the biomechanics of pole vaulting as well as other specific athletic events, including running, pole vaulting, skiing, rowing, and swimming.

The author is a sport scientist for USA Track and Field. In addition he is the biomechanist on the Pole Vault Development Committee of USA Track and Field which in January of 1996 recognized him for making “outstanding contributions to the development of the pole vault.”

McGinnis was an instructor and assistant professor in the Department of Physical Education and Human Movement Studies at the University of Oregon from 1983 to 1987.

McGinnis is a member of a number of professional organizations including the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance; the American Association of Physics Teachers; and the International Society of Biomechanics in Sports.

McGinnis received a PhD in physical education from the University of Illinois in 1984. He and his wife Boodie live in Cortland, New York.

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