Timothy Hilliard, Ph.D., CSCS, Exercise and Sports Science | Fitchburg State University
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Faculty Directory » Timothy Hilliard

Exercise and Sports Science

Office Hours:

Semester: Fall 2020
Virtual Office Hours by appointment
Please email Dr. Hilliard for an appointment

Office Information:

Room Number: EXSS #108
Phone: 978.665.3671
Email: thilliar@fitchburgstate.edu

Courses Taught:

Health & Fitness (EXSS 1000)
Introduction to Exercise Science (EXSS 1011)
Functional Anatomy (EXSS 2050)
Introduction to Research in Exercise Science (EXSS 2065)
Biomechanics of Sport (EXSS 3020)
Scientific Foundations of Strength Training & Conditioning (EXSS 3120)
Biomechanics & Motor Control of Human Movement (EXSS 4005)
Motor Learning & Control of Human Movement (EXSS 4025)
Internship (EXSS 4950)


Ph.D., University of Massachusetts Amherst (Exercise Science), 1995
B.A., Keene State College (Journalism), 1984

Research Interests:

Age & Gender Effects on Motor Control of Movement

Representative Publications:

Aaron, R. et al. (2001). "Localized Impedance of Muscle: Effects of Resistance Training." Physical Therapy, 81(5), pp. A-49.

Benner, T. et al. (2002). "Motor Recovery and Cortical Reorganization after Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy in Stroke Patients: a Preliminary Study." Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair, 16(4), pp. 326-338.

Cann, J.L. et al. (2001). "Age & Gender Differences in Lower Extremity Control Descending Stairs." Research Quarterly for Exercise & Sport, 72(1).

Hilliard, T.S. and Wilmarth, M.A. (2002). "Craniovertebral Angle Following Backpack Loading." The Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy, 32(1), pp. A-40.

Hilliard, T.S. and Schaechter, J.D. (2001). "Improved Motor Function and Muscle Activation Following Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy." Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 33(5).

Hilliard, T.S. and Wilmarth, M.A. (2002). "Measuring Head Posture via the Craniovertebral Angle." Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Practice, 14(1),
pp. 13-15.

Professional Affiliations:

ACSM - American College of Sports Medicine
MSTCA - Massachusetts State Track Coaches Association
NASPSPA - North American Society for the Psychology of Sport & Physical Activity
NSCA - National Strength & Conditioning Association
USA Cycling
USA Track & Field