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Tamara L. Bories, Ph.D.


Department: Kinesiology
Areas of Focus: Motor Behavior, Biomechanics
Academic Programs: Exercise Science, Physical Education Teacher Education, Graduate Kinesiology
Phone: 309-298-1981


About Me

At a young age, I was interested in the human body and what it was capable of. As I learned through my undergraduate and graduate studies, I became interested in movement-related changes that occur across the lifespan. While many of these changes are considered universal, I stress the importance of looking at and treating everyone as individuals. Whether our students are interested in non-clinical or clinical professions, if we are working to enhance other’s movements, then we are all teachers. Teachers should recognize differences as important as similarities. Therefore, one prescription does not apply to all! My goal is to take a holistic approach to teaching. I hope students learn how to apply course content and walk away from each of my classes with life skills. I do this by providing students autonomy when working with others within the classroom and out in the community.

Ph.D. in Exercise and Sport Science
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Concentration: Motor Behavior
Dissertation: “Age-related changes in intra-limb coordination while walking on sloped surfaces of varying inclination”
M.S. in Kinesiology
California State University, Fullerton
Concentration: Older Adult Fitness
Thesis: “Do changes in balance-related self-confidence mirror changes in physical
B.S. in Exercise Science
California State University, Fullerton