Biographical Sketch

Kristi Meyer, Assistant Professor of Kinesiology, teaches a range of courses in kinesiology including Systems Physiology, Exercise Physiology, Anatomy, Nutrition, Exercise Testing and Prescription, and Exercise and Disease. She is an APTA certified specialist in sports physical therapy, and certified athletic trainer. She received a DPT from the University of Minnesota in Physical Therapy, and B.A. in Education and Fitness from Cornell College. Kristi has clinical and research interests in core strength and the female athlete, the prevention and treatment of ACL injuries, and rehabilitation of the pediatric athlete. She has delivered numerous presentations related to the above topics and published the study “Three-Dimensional Scapular Kinematics During The Throwing Motion” in the Journal of Applied Biomechanics. (

Academic History

  • Doctor of Physical Therapy, University of Minnesota, 2004
  • BA, Interdisciplinary in Education and Fitness, Cornell College, 2001
  • Board Certified Specialist in Sports Physical Therapy, APTA, 2008
  • Board Certified Athletic Trainer, NATABOC, 2003

Courses Taught

  • Systems Physiology
  • Anatomy of Human Movement
  • Physiology of Exercise
  • Nutrition of Human Performance
  • Biomechanics
  • Exercise Testing and Prescription
  • Foundations of Kinesiology

Service to the Cornell Community

  • Physical Therapist,  Cornell Sports Medicine Program
  • Faculty Advisor, Kinesiology club
  • Committee Member, Committee on Diversity
  • Committee Member, Health Professions Committee

Clinical Practice

  • Iowa Physical Therapy (orthopedic outpatient), Mount Vernon, Iowa
  • Minnesota Lynx WNBA Team (PT and ATC), Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Fairview Sports and Orthopedic Care, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Family Achievement Center (pediatric), Woodbury, Minnesota
  • Ingalls Memorial Hospital (pediatric outpatient), Harvey, Illinois