Dr. Brian Tyo
Position: Associate Professor and Program Coordinator
Office: Health and Wellness Center 209
Ph.D. in Exercise and Sport Science, University of Tennessee – Knoxville
M.A. in Exercise Physiology, Central Michigan University
B.S. in Health Fitness in Preventative and Rehabilitative Programs, Central Michigan University
EXSC 4133 Exercise Prescription for Special Populations
EXSC 4137 Nutritional Bases of Human Performance
EXSC 4232 Exercise Testing and Prescription
EXSC 6118 Advanced Exercise Physiology
EXSC 6125 Readings in Exercise Science
Area of Expertise
Exercise Science, Objective monitoring of physical activity and sedentary behavior (accelerometers/pedometers), Fitness testing, Body composition measures
Dr. Tyo has taught over 20 different courses while at CSU including Exercise Physiology, Exercise Prescription for Special Populations, and Nutritional Bases for Human Performance. He earned his Bachelor of Science (1999) in Health Fitness in Preventative and Rehabilitative Programs and a Master of Arts (2001) in Exercise Physiology from Central Michigan University. Following a successful 6-year career in orthopedic implant sales, Dr. Tyo earned his Ph.D. from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville.
His main research interest involves objective monitors of physical activity and sedentary behavior in various populations including adults, children, and other underrepresented groups. Dr. Tyo has studied the effects of adiposity on the accuracy of pedometers and accelerometers. He has worked to validate new devices in lab-based and free-living conditions. In addition, he is interested in fitness and body composition changes of athletes during their competition year and in developing and validating different methods of estimating body composition in various populations through simple anthropometrics.
Tyo, B., Mangum, M. Comparison of the Body Adiposity Index and Air Displacement Plethysmography in African-American Females. Translational Journal of the American College of Sports Medicine. In Press
Richman, E., Tyo, B., Nicks, C. (2018). The Combined Effects Of Self-Myofascial Release And Dynamic Stretching On Range Of Motion, Jump, Sprint, And Agility Performance. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. In Press
Peart, A., Nicks, C., Mangum, M., Tyo, B. (2018). Evaluation of Seasonal Changes in Fitness, Anthropometrics, and Body Composition in Collegiate Division II Female Soccer Players. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 32(7), 2010-2017.
Hewitt, S., Mangum, M., Tyo, B., Nicks, C. (2016). Fitness Testing to Determine Pointe Readiness in Ballet Dancers. Journal of Dance Medicine and Science, 20(4), 162-167.
Loprinzi, P.,Sheffield, J., Tyo, B., Wert, Jeanine. (2014). Accelerometer-Determined Physical Activity, Mobility Limitations, and Cardiovascular Disease Biomarkers. Disability and Health Journal, 7(4), 419-425.
Tyo, B., Bassett, D., Coe, D., Feito, Y., Thompson, D. (2013). Effect of BMI on Waist-Mounted Pedometers Worn by Early Adolescents in a Free-Living Environment. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 45(3), 569-573.