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Health, Physical Education and Exercise Science

Health, Physical Education and Exercise Science

Dr. Brian Tyo, Ph.D.

Dr. Brian Tyo

Associate Professor
Exercise Science

Office: Health and Wellness Center 208
Phone: 706-507-8294
E-mail: tyo_brian@columbusstate.edu


Brief Bio:

Dr. Tyo has taught over 14 different courses while at CSU including Exercise Physiology, Exercise Prescription for Special Populations, and Nutritional Bases for Human Performance. He earned his Bachelor of Science (1999) in Health Fitness in Preventative and Rehabilitative Programs and a Master of Arts (2001) in Exercise Physiology from Central Michigan University. Following a successful 6-year career in orthopedic implant sales, Dr. Tyo earned his Ph.D. from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville.

His main research interest involves objective monitors of physical activity and sedentary behavior in various populations including adults, children, and other underrepresented groups. Dr. Tyo has studied the effects of adiposity on the accuracy of pedometers and accelerometers. He has worked to validate new devices in lab-based and free-living conditions. In addition, he is interested in fitness and body composition changes of athletes during their competition year and in developing and validating different methods of estimating body composition in various populations through simple anthropometrics.

Selected Publications:

  • Loprinzi, P.,Sheffield, J., Tyo, B., Wert, Jeanine. Accelerometer-Determined Physical Activity, Mobility Limitations, and Cardiovascular Disease Biomarkers. Disability and Health Journal. (In Press)
  • Tyo, B., Bassett, D., Coe, D., Feito, Y., Thompson, D. Effect of BMI on Waist-Mounted Pedometers Worn by Early Adolescents in a Free-Living Environment. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 2013; 45 (3) 569-573.
  • Feito, Y., Bassett, D., Thompson, D. Tyo, B. Effects of Body Mass Index on Step Count Accuracy of Physical Activity Monitors. Journal of Physical Activity and Health. 2012; 9 (4) 594-600.
  • Feito, Y., Tyo, B., Bassett, D., Thompson, D. Effects of BMI and Tilt Angle on Output of Two Wearable Activity Monitors. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 2011; 43 (5) 861-866.
  • Steeves, J., Tyo, B., Connelly, C., Gregory, D., Stark, N., Bassett, D. Validity and Reliability of a Tri-Axial Accelerometer-Based Pedometer. Journal of Physical Activity and Health. 2011; 8 (7) 1014-1020.
  • Tyo, B., Fitzhugh, E., Bassett, D., John, D., Feito, Y., Thompson, D. Effects of BMI and step rate on pedometer error in the free-living environment. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 2011; 43 (2) 350-356.