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Brian Tyo


Brian Tyo


Dr. Brian Tyo
Position: Professor
Office: Health and Wellness Center 209
Phone: 706-507-8294
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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

Specialty Area

Exercise Science, Objective monitoring of physical activity and sedentary behavior (accelerometers/pedometers), Fitness testing, Body composition measures


Dr. Tyo is currently serving in the role of COEHP Director of Graduate Studies and has taught over 20 different courses (graduate and undergraduate) 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:

Early, K., Rockhill, M., Bryan, A., Tyo, B., Buuck, D., McGinity, J.  Effect of blood flow restriction on muscular fitness, pain and vascular function. International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy (In press).

Tyo, B. M., & Nicks, C. (2020). Effect of Moderate Intensity Exercise on Body Composition Measurements. Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science, 1-9.

Tyo, B., Spataro-Kearns, R., Bassett, D. (2019). Adiposity and Slow Stepping Rate Are Related to Under-Estimating Steps per Day in African American Women. Journal for the Measurement of Physical Behaviour1(aop), 1-7.

Richman, E., Tyo, B., Nicks, C. (2019). Combined Effects of Self-Myofascial Release and Dynamic Stretching on Range of Motion, Jump, Sprint, and Agility Performance. The Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research33(7), 1795-1803.

Tyo, B., Mangum, M. (2019). Evaluation of the BAI using ADP in African American Females. Translational Journal of the American College of Sports Medicine4(5), 28-33. 

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. 

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