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Jacob Earl Resch

Assistant Professor
Unit: Curry School of Education
Department: Department of Kinesiology
Office location and address
210 Emmet St S
Charlottesville, Virginia 22904
Ph.D., The University of Georgia, 2010
M.S., South Dakota State University, 2006
B.S., South Dakota State University, 2004
B.S., South Dakota State University, 2003

Dr. Jacob Resch is originally from Spirit Lake, IA. Dr. Resch completed his undergraduate degrees and Athletic Training and Health Promotions at South Dakota State University before traveling to study and work in London, England. After returning to the United States, Jacob completed his MS in Exercise and Sport Science at South Dakota State while working clinically for Orthopedic Institute in Sioux Falls, SD. Jacob then pursued his Ph.D. in Exercise Science at the University of Georgia investigating current and novel measures of sport concussion and became increasingly involved with the global efforts to expand the profession of athletic training. Following the completion of his doctorate, Jacob obtained an assistant professor position at the University of Texas at Arlington for four years where he taught within the Athletic Training Education Program and conducted research addressing sport concussion in middle school, high school, and collegiate athletes. In the fall of 2014 Jacob and his wife Celestial and son Maxwell moved to Charlottesville where he now serves as faculty of the University of Virginia Department of Kinesiology in the Fall of 2014 where he teaches in the Graduate Athletic Training Program and continues to investigate current and novel measures of concussion as part of the Brain Injury and Sport Concussion Institute. Jacob also serves as an active member of the National Athletic Trainers' Association International Committee and the World Federation of Athletic Training and Therapy.

Developing a model of brain and systemic physiological changes in experienced artillery service members
Source: Advanced Technology International
September 02, 2020 – August 25, 2023
Validation of the Dual-Task Assessment of Sport Concussion
Source: Mid-Atlantic Athletic Trainer Association
January 01, 2019 – May 31, 2020
An Investigation of a Novel Mouth-Guard Accelerometer
Source: Biomechanics Consulting and Research, LLC
July 01, 2018 – May 24, 2020
CU-KINE Metabolic Changes following Sport-Related Concussion - Fellowship on behalf of Samuel Walton
Source: Mid-Atlantic Athletic Trainer Association
January 01, 2018 – December 31, 2018
Ahead Cognitive Test Normative Data
Source: Vista Partners, LLC
April 30, 2018 – August 13, 2018
CU-The Impact of Athletic Trainers on the Incidence, Management and Outcomes for Sports Related Concussion Injuries in High School Athletes
Source: National Athletic Trainers Association
November 30, 2015 – April 30, 2018
KINE 3660: Neuroscience of Exercise
Credits: 3
This course will address the underlying neuroanatomy associated with cognitive function in healthy individuals as well as those with neurocognitive/psychiatric pathologies and diseases. Throughout the semester, students will become consumers of cross- disciplinary research addressing the influence of physical activity and cognitive function.
KINE 4993: Independent Study
Credits: 1–6
Independent Study for undergraduates working in cooperation with a faculty member.
KINE 5710: Anatomy and Functional Kinesiology
Credits: 3
A cadaver anatomy course focusing on the extremities. Emphasis will be placed on the link between anatomical structure, athletic injuries and clinical practice including joint range of motion, manual muscle testing, neurological screens. This class is a guided dissection experience. Prerequisite: MS Athletic Training (ATHTRN-MS)
KINE 5750: Assessment and Intervention of Concussion, Head and Cervical Spine
Credits: 4
A foundation to learn a systematic evidenced based approach to evaluation and treatment of Head, and Spinal injuries, exercise program development, techniques, indications, contraindications of exercise, exercise progression and analysis and application of modalities in treatment and rehabilitation of spine and head injury.
KINE 5993: Independent Study
Credits: 1–6
Independent Study for master's level students working in cooperation with a faculty member.
KINE 6725: Clinical Immersive II
Credits: 3
This course is designed to provide the student with on and/or off-grounds clinical experiences in athletic training and sports medicine. Designed to expose the student to theories, concepts and challenges through completion of a six-week clinical immersive and 7-week clinical experience at an approved affiliate clinical site.
KINE 8995: Current Trends in Concussion Research
Credits: 3
This course will: 1) address the epidemiology of sport and non-sport related concussion 2) provide historical perspectives in terms of origin, treatment, and management 3) Allow students to become consumers of cross- disciplinary research addressing concussion 4) and establish and/or reinforce critical thinking skills to address current topics associated with concussion.
KINE 8998: Master's Research Internship
Credits: 1–12
Designed to give masters students experience conducting research in professional settings appropriate to their disciplines.
KINE 8999: Master's Thesis
Credits: 1–6
Designed to give masters students who are completing a master's thesis.
KINE 9998: Doctoral Research Apprenticeship
Credits: 3–12
Designed to give doctoral students experience conducting research in professional settings appropriate to their disciplines. Prerequisite: Advisor permission required.
KINE 9999: Doctoral Dissertation
Credits: 3–12
Doctoral Dissertation Research completed under the guidance of dissertation committee. 12 hours is required for graduation. Permission of instructor required.