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Department of Kinesiology & Health Sciences

Department of Kinesiology & Health Sciences

Brian Tyo

Brian Tyo


Dr. Brian Tyo

Position: Associate Professor and Program Coordinator
Office: Health and Wellness Center 209
Phone: 706-507-8294


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

Courses Taught

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.


Selected Publications:

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.