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Dr. Rebecca Begalle

Kinesiology and Recreation - Assistant Professor

Contact Information:

Campus Box 5120

Phone: (309) 438-2605

Fax: (309) 438-5559


Office Hours:

Office: 251F McCormick

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Degree Information:

  • Ph.D. Human Movement Science, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC
  • M.S. Athletic Training, Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH
  • B.S. Athletic Training, Canisius College, Buffalo, NY

Classes Taught:

  • Pathology & Pharmacology, Injury Biomechanics, Therapeutic Exercise, Advanced Assessment and Treatment of Musculoskeletal Injuries

Research Interests:

Lower extremity injury biomechanics, neuromuscular and biomechanical consequences of injury, optimizing human movement, ACL injury prevention.


The prevalence of traumatic knee injury in sport is immense. Most injuries are due to an individual's own movement, such that direct contact with the knee did not occur. The study of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury provides a great model to understand the neuromuscular consequences that contribute to a decline in physical activity, elevated risk for secondary injury, and the development of knee osteoarthritis following injury. The goal of this research is to improve long term outcomes following traumatic injury and sustain physical activity through the lifespan.

Professional Organizations:

National Athletic Trainers’ Association, American College of Sports Medicine, National Academy of Sports Medicine, American Red Cross CPR/AED Instructor Certification, National Strength and Conditioning Association

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Move Information

During the construction phase of the new School of Kinesiology and Recreation / Student Fitness Center, faculty and staff who previously were located in McCormick are now housed in Stevenson 413 (Recreation and Park Administration) and Nelson Smith 201 (Physical Education Teacher Education).

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Kinesiology and Recreation
Campus Box 5120
250 McCormick Hall
Normal, Il 61790-5120
Phone: (309) 438-8661
Fax: (309) 438-5559

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