Tyler Standifird

Faculty Member

Tyler Standifird

Biography

Assistant Professor in the department of Exercise Science. I specialize in the field of Biomechanics. My research is often geared towards sport and exercise movements to decrease risk for injury or to improve performance. Recent research is centered around inclined running, footwear biomechanics, baby carrying/jogging, cycling and dance. More often than not, this research is driven by my wonderful students who come up with great ideas on their own which we love to research in our labs! I have 4 young children, a wonderful wife and I enjoy cycling, golf, reading and movies. Oh and I love socks!

Education

Ph D, University of Tennessee, 2015

Major: Kinesiology

MS, Brigham Young University, 2012

Major: Exercise Physiology

BS, University of Utah, 2009

Major: Exercise Physiology

Teaching

EXSC 3730

Biomechanics, Spring 2024

EXSC 3730

Biomechanics, Spring 2024

EXSC 3500

Kinesiology, Spring 2024

EXSC 3500

Kinesiology, Spring 2024

EXSC 489R

Undergraduate Research for Exercise Science, Spring 2024

Presentations

Wilkes, Baker , Hill, Nick , Hathaway, Hayden , Maynard, Kyren , Staley, Seth , Draper, Shane , Creer, Andrew , Standifird, Tyler , Rocky Mountain ASB, "The Effects of Downhill Running at Iso-Efficient Speeds on Lower Limb Biomechanics ", Estes Park, CO. (April, 2023)
Poulton, Lily , Dabel, Cheyenne , Ngatikaura, Tyson , Sipple, Ally , Weight, Chloe , Smith, Hayden , Draper, Shane , Creer, Andrew , Standifird, Tyler , Southwest American College of Sports Medicine, "Effect of Trail Running Pack Weight on Lower Extremity Biomechanics", Costa Mesa, CA. (October, 2022)
Hanks, Grace , Standifird, Tyler , Southwest American College of Sports Medicine, "Impact of Latin Ballroom Dancing on Gait Biomechanics", Costa Mesa, CA. (October, 2022)
Renninger, K , Hunter, Iain , Standifird, Tyler , American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, "Mechanics Of Running Grade Ability", San Diego, CA. (May, 2022)
Standifird, Tyler , Rasmussen, Spencer , Stainbrook, Caitlyn , Sullenger, Emily , Draper, Shane , Creer, Andrew , American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, "Sex Differences In Relative Force And Power Development During A Countermovement Jump", San Diego, CA. (May, 2022)
Rasmussen, Spencer , Wilkes, Baker , Poulton, Lily , Roser, Megan , Draper, Shane , Creer, Andrew , Standifird, Tyler , Rocky Mountain American Society of Biomechanics, "Effect of Sex-Specific Running Shoes on Joint Angles and Moments In Female Recreational Runners", Estes Park, CO. (April, 2022)

Scholarly/Creative Works

Yocum, Derek , Valenzeula, Kevin , Standifird, Tyler , Cates, Harold , Zhang, Songning , (2022) "Altered biomechanics in bilateral total knee replacement patients during stair negotiation" (vol. 34). The knee.
Hunter, Iain , Bradshaw, C , McLeod, A , Ward, Jared , Standifird, Tyler , (2022) "Energetics and biomechanics of uphill, downhill and level running in highly-cushioned carbon fiber midsole plated shoes" (Issue: 1, vol. 21). Journal of Sports Science and Medicine.

Awards

Outstanding Educator of the Year

UVU Alumni Association - May, 2021

Best Online Course Delivery

UVU Office of Teaching and Learning - April, 2021

Faculty Excellence Award

UVU Faculty Senate - April, 2021

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Higher Education Academy - October, 2020

Outstanding Educator of the Year

UVU Alumni Association - April, 2020

Awarded the outstanding educator of the year for the College of Science as voted on by graduating seniors.

Dean's Award for Scholarship

College of Science - April, 2019

Awarded the annual award for outstanding scholarship in the College of Science.