Department of Exercise Science


Michele LeBlanc, Ph.D.

Professor of Exercise Science; Nena Amundson Professor of Biomechanics


Prior to her appointment at CLU, Dr. LeBlanc held faculty positions at other institutions and a research position as a Health Science Specialist in the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Gait Lab for the Greater Los Angeles V.A. Hospital. Her research focuses on flail-like motion and its role in many high velocity movements as well as how intersegmental dynamics contributes to human performance. She utilizes standard biomechanical data collection techniques (high speed videography, force plates and electromyography), as well as mathematical modeling and computer simulation in her research. Dr. LeBlanc has been funded by the United States Olympic Committee for eight years to serve as the biomechanist for American elite-level javelin throwers. She is currently conducting research on how exercise programs can effectively prevent falls in the elderly.


Ph.D. in Human Performance (Biomechanics), Indiana University

M.S. in Mathematical Sciences, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

B.S. in Mathematics, Indiana University Department of Mathematics

Phone: (805) 493-3276
Office: GSFC 236 - map

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