Andrew Flatt is a doctoral candidate from the Department of Kinesiology. Prior to attending UA, Andrew completed his undergraduate degree at Wilfrid Laurier University (Ontario, Canada) and his Master’s degree at California University of Pennsylvania. His research interest pertains to monitoring fatigue and physiological adaptation in athletes via daily measures of cardiac-autonomic activity acquired with novel smartphone applications. Since beginning his Ph.D. at UA, Andrew has been working closely with several Crimson Tide athletics programs including swimming, soccer, and football as well as the Strength and Conditioning and Sports Medicine departments. His ongoing dissertation work involves monitoring fatigue markers in UA football players throughout the 2016-2017 season. In addition to maintaining an active research agenda, Andrew has taught several undergraduate Kinesiology classes here at UA.
Andrew’s work has produced over 20 peer-reviewed publications in scientific journals along with 16 conference presentations since 2013. His productivity earned him the 2015-2016 “Excellence in Research by a Doctoral Student” award from the College of Education. He was also awarded the “Outstanding Podium Presentation by a Doctoral Student” award at the 2016 NSCA National conference for his research featuring the UA swim team. Andrew’s work has generated considerable interest from Olympic level and professional sports organizations including the NFL, NBA, NHL and MLS where Andrew is often consulted for player monitoring strategies and data analysis. Recently, his work has caught the attention of various domestic and international military groups for developing practical, non-invasive monitoring strategies for soldiers in field conditions.
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