Barry T. Bates, Ph.D.

Emeritus Professor, Biomechanics

Department of Exercise and Movement Science

Office Location: 340 Gerlinger Hall Phone: (541) 346-1040 Fax: (541) 346-2841

Barry T. Bates, Ph.D., has been the director of biomechanics at the University of Oregon since 1974. His areas of expertise include lower extremity function in running and landing, and research design and methodology. Over the years, Dr. Bates has been a strong advocate of a multidisciplinary approach to the study of human performance.

In addition to his directorship of the UO Biomechanics Laboratory, established in 1974, he was founder and is president of the Eugene-based Bio-Dynamics Foundation. His honors have included invitations to the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, in 1979; in the same year, participation in the International Relations Delegation to the Soviet Union, Moscow, in his capacity as member of the American College of Sports Medicine; and in 1988, a visiting professorship at the Beijing Institute of Physical Education. In 1984, Bates was chosen by Runner's World to the Sportsmedicine All-Star Team, becoming one of the twenty-five international sports medicine experts named by peers for "contributions to the physical and emotional health of elite athletes and recreational runners." Bates also consults for a number of fitness equipment companies. Before coming to Eugene, Bates taught at the University of Massachusetts and at Blair Academy in Blairstown, NJ.


Ph.D.--Biomechanics, Kinesiology, 1973
Minor: Motor Learning, Computer Science, Statistics and Design
Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
M.Ed.--Physical Education, 1970 East Stroudsburg State College, East Stroudsburg, PA
B.S.E.--Engineering, 1960 Princeton University, Princeton, NJ

Professional Organizations

Include: American Academy of Kinesiology and Physical Education -- American Academy of Forensis Examiners -- American College of Sports Medicine -- American Society of Biomechanics -- Human Factors Society -- International Society of Biomechanics -- International Society for Biomechanics in Sports.

Professional and Community Service

Include: Executive Committee, International Society for Biomechanics in Sports, 1982-1986 Editorial Board of The Physical Educator, Human Performance Section, 1980-83 -- Secretary, Section F8.54 -- Running Shoes, American Association for Testing and Materials, 1980 -- Secretary-Treasurer, Kinesiology Academy, American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, and Recreation, 1978-79.

Grants and Publications

Dr. Bates has received over fifty-five laboratory grants totaling almost $1.2 million. He has more than ninety publications on biomechanics and human performance as a principle or secondary author. His writings have appeared in such publications as Human Locomotion, Journal of Biomechanics, Gait and Posture, and Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise.

Link selections:

Dr. Bates' Academic Vita

Dept. of Exercise & Movement Science

Dr. Bates' homepage

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