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Academy’s Dr. Vincent Ramsey Appointed to Editorial Board

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United States Sports Academy chair of sports exercise science Dr. Vincent Ramsey monitors Fairhope High School football players as they participate in Concussion Awareness Program (CAP) testing. Photo: United States Sports Academy

United States Sports Academy Chair of Sports Exercise Science Dr. Vincent K. Ramsey has been appointed to the editorial review board of the Journal of Functional Morphology and Kinesiology, an international peer-reviewed open access journal that studies the musculoskeletal system and its associated disorders.

Ramsey’s areas of expertise for the journal are biomechanics, clinical rehabilitation, restorative medicine, orthopedics, traumatic brain injury, tactical athletics and concussion education.

Ramsey also reviews research papers for Publons, a website used by academics to track, verify and showcase peer reviewed contributions, and the Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), an academic open access publisher based in Switzerland.

“It is very gratifying to be selected to the editorial board of the Journal of Clinical Morphology and Kinesiology, as well as a select reviewer for Publons and MDPI,” Ramsey said.

“These roles allow me to advance my discipline by providing expert feedback to researchers and colleagues seeking to publish their findings in national and international peer reviewed journals.”

Human morphology includes the study of the form and structure of bones, organs and anatomy. Kinesiology is the study of the mechanics of body movements.

Prior to joining the Academy, Ramsey spent four years as a lecturer at the University of North Georgia for the Department of Health and Physical Education and Recreation. He was also the CEO and a licensed massage therapist at Dynamic Therapeutics in Gainesville, Ga., where he provided medical massage, trigger point and myofascial release, and proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation, as well as Swedish and cranio-sacral therapy.

Ramsey received his Ph.D. degree in physical education and sport studies/biomechanics from the University of Georgia in Athens, Ga., in 2002.  He received his Master of Science degree in exercise science/biomechanics in 1998 and his Bachelor of Science degree in physics/mathematics in 1996, both from Georgia State University in Atlanta.

Throughout his career and education, Ramsey has completed many funded research projects. The most recent was in 2013, the Veterans to Veterans Home Winterization Project. This project was funded by Home Depot Foundation and through collaboration with the Northwest Georgia Homeless Veterans Shelter in Winder, Ga., the group was able to enhance the living conditions of approximately 30 homeless veterans.

At the Academy, Ramsey has been involved in an extensive program to reduce the impact of concussion on high school football players through education and medical intervention.

The United States Sports Academy is an independent, non-profit, accredited, special mission sports university created to serve the nation and world with programs in instruction, research and service. The role of the Academy is to prepare men and women for careers in the profession of sports.

The Academy is based in Daphne, Ala.  For more information, call (251) 626-3303 or visit www.ussa.edu.

By the United States Sports Academy

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