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Tony Moreno, Ph.D., CSCS


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Ph.D., Kinesiology - Michigan State University
M.S., Physical Education - University of Nevada
B.S., Physical Education - California State University at Fullerton

Professional Summary

Dr. Moreno arrived at Eastern Michigan University in 2004. He has presented regionally, nationally, and internationally in the areas of ACL injury prevention, adapted physical activity, and physical training.  His areas of interest are in the area of youth sport and physical activity particularly with regard to motor skill acquisition, injury prevention, performance enhancement, and the role of motor ability on athlete development and fitness throughout the lifespan.  In addition to his teaching and research pursuits, he has previous experience as an intercollegiate strength and conditioning coach and a fitness center owner/operator to help guide students seeking careers in the personal fitness training or sport performance specialist setting.  Heavily involved in coaching education since 2000, Dr. Moreno consults with the Michigan High School Athletic Association to help create and disseminate materials for high school and youth club coaches throughout the State of Michigan in the areas of sport medicine, performance enhancement, and athlete development.  He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association, a Level-1 USA Weightlifting Sport Performance Coach, and currently develops physical training programs for high school and club lacrosse teams in the State of Michigan.

Courses Taught

  • Biomechanics of Human Movement
  • Kinesiology
  • Principles of Sport Performance Enhancement
  • Principles of Personal Fitness Training
  • Fitness Center Management

Selected Presentations and/or Publications

  • Moreno, A., & Vruggink-Westdorp, K. (2015). Understanding Athlete Development: An Educational Module to Enhance Athletic Ability and Sport Participation through Physical Literacy. National Coaching Conference, June 10th – June 12th, 2015, Morgantown, WV
  • Moreno, A., Colon G, & Jahn, J. (2014). An Inverse Approach to Validate the Importance of Motor Ability and Sport on Purposeful Play and Lifelong Vigorous Physical Activity. Science and Sports : Journal DesSciences et de La Medicine de L’Homme en Mouvement, Volume 29(1), S 39. October, 2014.
  • Moreno, A. (2013). Sport Performance and Fitness Entrepreneurship: Creating Employment Opportunities within the Discipline of Kinesiology in the United States. National Association of Kinesiology in Higher Education (NAKHE) National Conference, January 2nd-5th, 2013. Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Moreno, A. & Garcia, D. (2012). Government's Authority and Roles in Preventing and Reducing Obesity through Inter-Agency Cooperation: Should we Mandate Physical Education in the School Setting? Centers for Disease and Control Weight of the Nation Conference, May 7-9th, 2012. Washington D.C.
  • Moreno, A. (2011). Physical Education is Affordable Healthcare. Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, 24(6), 36-37.
  • Moreno, A. (2011). Influence of "resistance gaming" on physical performance among disabled youth. 2nd International Conference on Theory and Practice in Adapted Physical Activity, October 26th, 2011. Warsaw, Poland
  • Moreno, A. (2011). Comparison of knee kinematics during anticipated and unanticipated jump landings. Proceedings for the Research Consortium. National Conference of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPHERD), March 29th- April 2nd, 2011. San Diego, CA.
  • Moreno, A. (2009). The Influence of interactive exergaming on physical performance capacities among youth with disability. Proceedings of the International Symposium for Adapted Physical Activity, June 23rd to June 27th, 2009. Gavle, Sweden.
  • Moreno, A. & McLean, J. (2009). The influence of yoga on physical performance characteristics among NCAA Division I baseball and football athletes. National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Sport Specific Training Conference, January 9-10, 2009. Nashville, TN.
  • Moreno, A. (2008). Dexterity training and the influence upon injury prevention and performance enhancement. National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) National Conference, July 9-12, 2008. Las Vegas, NV.
  • Moreno, A. & Vehrs, P. (2006). National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE)/Youth Sport Coalition (YSC) Symposium. Youth Strength Training: Concepts, Guidelines, and Recommendations for Children and Adolescents. National Conference of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPHERD), April 25 - 29, 2006. Salt Lake City, UT.

Additional Information

The Exercise Science Program is part of the School of Health Promotion & Human Performance, 318 Porter Building, 734.487.2824