Philip K. Schot

Email Address: 
Phone Number: 
503-352-2750
UC Box: 
A154

Course Information

At Pacific University, all faculty teach a variety of different courses. Typically, we do not use graduate teaching assistants, which means that your classes will be taught by professors and that you will have plenty of opportunities to get to know the faculty in your discipline.

Below I have listed some of the courses that I teach. We are always developing and trying out new classes, so the list may change now and then.

EXIP 345 | Biomechanics with Lab

EXIP 400 | Advanced Analysis in Kinesiology

EXIP 399 | Junior Seminar

EXIP 498 / 499 | Senior Research

Research Interests

My projects tend to focus on kinetic features during movements in which shock absorption is a primary functional demand. We have also run a series of projects looking into the mechanisms underlying optimization of walking economy. The distinctive aspect of my earlier work centered on the phenomenon of performance variability. Initially we emphasized methodologies to accommodate this natural occurrence. A more theoretical approach evolved where variability was studied for its potential consequences for musculoskeletal health. Excess variability appears to be a factor in acute injury while inadequate variability may relate to overuse injury.

Education

PhD in Physical Education and Human Movement Studies, University of Oregon, Eugene, Ore., in 1991

Masters of Education in Physical Education, Western Washington University, Bellingham, Wash., in 1986

Bachelor of Arts in Biology, Pacific Lutheran University, Parkland, Wash., in 1983

Teaching Philosophy

In teaching, I try to convey that learning is an active process involving acquisition of facts, principles and techniques integrated with systematic observation, quantification and reasoning leading to insightful and effective application. Learning via discovery better facilitates mastery, retention, creativity, independence and problem solving. These play critical roles in the education of future scientists as well as clinicians.

Publications with Student Co-authors

Arnall, E; Pyatt, J; Rice, C; Anderson, K; Mitchell, D; Mijares, R; Seney, M; Schot, PK. (2012). Resonance in human walking economy: How natural is it? International Journal of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities, 4, #3. 

Bringman, E; Kimura, C; Schot, PK. (2011). Effects of an ionic bracelet on physical, cognitive, and integrative tasks. Pacific Northwest Journal of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities, 2: #4. 

Mrotek, LA; Hart, BA; Schot, PK; Fennigkoh, L. (2004).  Grip responses to object load perturbations are stimulus and phase sensitiveExperimental Brain Research, 155:413-420. 

Schot, PK; Knutzen, KM; Poole, SM; Mrotek, LA. (2003). Sit to stand performance of older adults following strength training. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 74(1): 1-8.

Schot, PK; Hart, BA; Meuller, M. (2002). Within-participant variation in landing kinetics: Movement behavior trait or transient? Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 73(4): 450-456. 

Zalewski, K; Smith, P; Hart, BA; Schot, PK; Endejan, M.  (1999). Modeling skill acquisition using time series analysis.  Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science, 2: 107-123. 

Schot, PK; Decker, MJ. (1998). The force driven harmonic oscillator model accurately predicts the preferred stride frequency for backward walking.  Human Movement Science, 17: 67-76. 

Schot, PK; Decker, MJ. (1995). Within-subject stability of multiple regression models used to identify lower extremity landing strategies.  Proceedings of the 19th American Society of Biomechanics Annual Meeting (pp.205-206), Stanford University.

Schot, PK; Dart, J; Schuh, M.  (1995). Biomechanical analysis of two change of direction maneuvers while running. Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy, 22: 254-258.

Kerk, JK; Clifford, PS; Snyder, AC; Prieto, TE; O'Hagan, KP; Schot, PK; Myklebust, JB; Myklebust, BM. (1995).  Effect of an abdominal binder during wheelchair exercise. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 27: 913-919. 

Schot, PK; Dart, JA; Griffin, SG; Hart, BA. (1992). The effect of two biomechanical manipulations on motor time / electromechanical delay.  Proceedings of the 2nd North American Congress on Biomechanics (pp.349-350), Chicago, Ill.

Presentations with Student Co-authors

International

Hart, BA; Schot, PK; Mrotek, LA; Fueger, PT; Jones, SL. Holding on and letting go: Control challenges among three adult age groups.  North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity Annual Meeting, Denver, Colo, June 2002.

Hart, BA; Walton, TM; Schot, PK; Meyer, BB.  Dynamics of reach and grasp associated with age, vision and tactile sensibility. North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity Annual Meeting, Clearwater Beach, Fla., June 1999.

Schuh, MG; Hart, BA; Schot, PK.  Age group differences in kinematic and temporal features of a kick response task. North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity Annual Meeting, Chicago, Ill., June 1998.

Schneider, WE; Hart, BA; Schot, PK.  Contributions of sensory and motor systems status to pinch force control in three age groups.  North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity Annual Meeting, Chicago, Ill., June 1998.

Zalewski, K; Smith, P; Hart, BA; Schot, PK.  Statistical analysis of individual differences in skill acquisition. North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity Annual Meeting, Chicago, Ill., June 1998.

Griffin, SG; Hart, BA; Schot, PK.  The effects of decreased afferent input on grip/lift force coordination.  North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity Annual Meeting, Minett, Muskoka, Ontario, Canada, June 1996 .

Schot, PK; Dart, JA; Griffin, SG; Hart, BA.  The effect of two biomechanical manipulations on motor time / electromechanical delay.  NACOB II: The Second North American Congress on Biomechanics, the combined meeting of the Sixteenth Annual Congress of the American Society of Biomechanics and the Seventh Biennial Conference of the Canadian Society for Biomechanics, Chicago, Ill., August 1992.

National

Schot, PK; Bruyn-Palacios, C; Stevens, K. (2009).  Effect of artificial center of mass height changes on landing forces and EMG. American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, Seattle, Washington, May 2009.

Faulk, K; Schot, PK. (2008).  Influence of load and stride frequency on walking economy. American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Annual Meeting, Fort Worth, Texas, March 2008.

Mrotek, LA; Hart, BA; Schot, PK; Fennigkoh, L. Grip force response to object load changes during a precision grip-lift task. Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, 2001.

Hart, BA; Mrotek, LA; Pfueger, PT; Schot, PKAge differences in maximum grasp force and force rate.  American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, Ind., June 2000.

Schot, PK; Hart, BA; Hasbrook, CA; Mrotek, LA; Poole, SM.  Simultaneous statistical detection of group and variable individual response patterns. American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, Ind., June 2000.

Schot, PK; Mrotek, LA; Knutzen, KM; McConaghy, LM.  Sit-to-stand of older adults: Kinematic changes with strength gains.  American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, Seattle, Wash., June 1999.

Schot, PK; Mueller, M., Hart, BA; Dietrich, A; Bates, BT. (1998). Variability scores as dependent variables: Reliability. American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, Orlando, Fl.a, June 1998.

Schot, PK; Decker, MJ. (1997). The force driven harmonic oscillator model predicts preferred stride periods for forward and backward walking.  American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, Denver, Colo., June 1997.

Schot, PK; Decker, MJ. Optimum drop height for plyometric training: a multi-criteria approach.  American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Ga., April 1996.

Gilling, D; Schot, PK.  Physical capacities: implications of pushing over carpeted surfaces.  American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference and Exposition, Chicago, Ill., April 1996.

Schot, PK; Decker, MJ.  Within-subject stability of multiple regression models used to identify lower extremity landing strategies.  American Society of Biomechanics Annual Meeting, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif., August 1995.

Flynn, PL; Sothmann, M; Schot, P; Snyder, A.  Effect of rate of eccentric exercise on plasma substance P and peak vertical ground reaction force.  American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, Ind., June 1994.

Kerk, J; Snyder, A; Schot, PK; Myklebust, B; Prieto, T; Myklebust, J; O'Hagan, K; Clifford, P.  The effect of an abdominal binder on the exercise response of paraplegic wheelchair athletes.  American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, Dallas, Texas, May 1992.

Regional/State/Local

Oelfke, J; McCarthy, S; Schot, PK. Walking efficiency and self-optimization: Influence of delayed-onset muscle soreness. Northwest Regional American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, March 2012.

McNealy, M; Schot, PK. Select Kinematics of the Arm and Ball Speed for Fastball and Change-up Pitches in Softball.  Northwest Regional American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, Portland, Ore., March 2010.

Oketani, S; Schot, PK.  Does the cut of a shoe have a significant effect on jumping and landing performance?  Oregon Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, Salem, Ore., October 2009.

Mitchell, K; Finn, A; Nakamae, L; Schot, PK; Henry, SO. Characterizing Initial Acclimation to Unstable Shoes: An Examination of Energy Expenditure, Balance, and Walking Ground Reaction Forces. Oregon Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, Salem, Ore., October 2009. 

Bruyn, C; Stevens, K; Schot, PKEffect of artificial center of mass height changes on landing forces and EMG.  Pacific University Science Conference, November 2008

Hinton, J; Schot, PK.  Effects of added mass on limb stiffness during hopping in size-matched individuals. Pacific University Science Conference, November 2008

Mrotek, LA; Schot, PK. Change in lower extremity stiffness in landings from different heights.  Midwest Regional American College of Sports Medicine Meeting, South Bend, Ind., September 1999. (won Student Research Award)

Scheel, CJ; Schot, PK.  The effects of postural devices and psychological traits on the biomechanics of keyboard use. Wisconsin Occupational Therapy Association Annual Meeting, Oshkosh, Wisc., October 1996.

Fennigkoh, L; Schuh, M; Schot, PK.  Development of a force sensing shoe system for clinical application. Midwest Regional Biomechanics Graduate Student Research Symposium, Milwaukee, Wisc., February 1993.

Scheel, C; Schot, PK.  Peak and average reaction forces during keyboard operation. Midwest Regional Biomechanics Graduate Student Research Symposium, Milwaukee, Wisc., February 1993.

Undergraduate Students

Katie Faulk is an Exercise Science professor at Pacific University

Jared Dickinson is a post-doctoral fellow in Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Texas Medical Branch

Cisco Reyes is an Exercise and Sport Science professor at Concordia University - Portland

Kevin Roth is an assistive technology professional and manages a seating and mobility support facility in the Seattle area

Leigh Ann Mrotek is a professor at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.

Graduate Students

Mike Decker became a Staff Scientist at the Steadman-Hawkins Sports Medicine Foundation in Vail, Colo.

Michelle Schuh is an assistant dean in the College of Health Sciences at Marquette University

Carrie Jo Scheel is an Occupational Therapy professor at Concordia University – Wisconsin

Kathryn Zalewski is the Physical Therapy program director and a professor at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

Larry Fennigkoh is a professor at Milwaukee School of Engineering

Office Location: 
Price Hall 109 (Forest Grove)
Area of Study I Teach (Undergraduate):