B. Rhett Rigby, Ph.D., CSPS, NSCA-CPT

Co-Director, Institute for Women's Health

Associate Professor

School of Health Promotion and Kinesiology

B. Rhett Rigby, Ph.D., CSPS, NSCA-CPT

Contact

brigby@twu.edu
940-898-2473
Pioneer Hall 123B

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Education

Ph.D., Kinesiology, Exercise, Nutrition and Health Promotion, Baylor University, Waco, TX, 2014
M.S., Biomedical Engineering, Baylor University, Waco, TX, 2009
B.S., Engineering (Biomedical Concentration); Minors: Mathematics, Physics, LeTourneau University, Longview, TX, 2007

Expertise

Research Interest: Exercise Interventions for Adults and Children with Chronic Diseases

Latest Articles

Changes in motor skill proficiency after equine-assisted activities and brain-building tasks in youth with neurodevelopmental disorders
Frontiers in Veterinary Science (2020)
B R Rigby, R Davis, M Bittner, R Harwell, E Leek

Examining the effects of increased weight on lower-body joint kinetics during a kettlebell swing in recreationally active young college-aged adults
Sports Biomechanics (2020)
N Levine, M Hasan, M Avalos, S Lee, B R Rigby

Effects of simulated horseback riding on postural sway, balance, and quality of life in older adults with Parkinson's disease
Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly (2019)
L S Goudy, B R Rigby, L Silliman-French, K A Becker

An analysis of functional outcome measures after treadmill training in older adults with Parkinson's disease
Palaestra (2019)
B R Rigby, R W Davis, M A Avalos, L S Goudy, K A Becker

Physiological and fitness adaptations after eight weeks of high-intensity functional training in physically inactive adults
Sports (2018)
M F Brisebois, B R Rigby, D L Nichols

Should exercise be prescribed differently between women and men? An emphasis on women diagnosed with Parkinson's disease
Frontiers in Physiology (2018)
B R Rigby, R W Davis

Thoracic outlet syndrome: Biomechanical and exercise considerations
Healthcare (2018)
N A Levine, B R Rigby

Acute cardiometabolic responses to three modes of treadmill exercise in older adults with Parkinson's disease
Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly (2018)
B R Rigby, R W Davis, M A Avalos, N A Levine, K A Becker

Cardiorespiratory responses during aquatic treadmill exercise and land treadmill exercise in older adults with type 2 diabetes
The Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness (2018)
B R Rigby, J Bolte, K Biggerstaff, D Nichols, T Castleberry

Use of technology to facilitate physical activity in children with autism spectrum disorders: a pilot study
Physiology & Behavior (2017)
M Bittner, B R Rigby, L Silliman-French, D L Nichols, S R Dillon

Changes in pelvic kinematics and cardiorespiratory responses with hippotherapy in youth with and without cerebral palsy
Research Quarterly for Exercise & Sport (2017)
Brandon R Rigby, Adam Gloeckner, Suzanne Sessums, Beth Lanning, Peter Grandjean

The efficacy of equine-assisted activities and therapies on improving physical function
Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (2016)
B R Rigby, P Grandjean

Cardiorespiratory and biomechanical responses to simulated horseback riding in healthy children
Research Quarterly for Exercise & Sport (2015)
B R Rigby, Z Papadakis, A Bane, J Park, P Grandjean

Human pelvis motions when walking and when riding a therapeutic horse
Human Movement Science (2015)
B A Garner, B R Rigby

Taking aim at the Muller-Lyer goalkeeper illusion: an illusion bias in action that originates from the target not being optically specified
Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance (2014)
J Shim, J van der Kamp, B R Rigby, R Lutz, J M Poolton

Chapters

Measurement of Gait and Postural Control in Aging
in Handbook of Rehabilitation in Older Adults | Springer Nature Switzerland AG (2018)
B R Rigby, C T Ray

Professional Affiliations

  • American College of Sports Medicine
  • National Strength and Conditioning Association
  • Texas Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine

Honors & Awards

  • 2nd place, Overall Team, Texas Space Grant Consortium Design Challenge, Fall 2019 (Faculty Mentor) (2019)
  • 1st place, Presentation, Texas Space Grant Consortium Design Challenge, Fall 2019 (Faculty Mentor) (2019)
  • 1st place, Model, Texas Space Grant Consortium Design Challenge, Fall 2019 (Faculty Mentor) (2019)
  • Faculty Fellow at the Center for Faculty Excellence, Texas Woman's University (2019)
  • 4th place, Overall Team, Texas Space Grant Consortium Design Challenge, Spring 2019 (Faculty Mentor) (2019)
  • 1st place, Overall Team, Texas Space Grant Consortium Design Challenge, Fall 2018 (Faculty Mentor) (2018)
  • 1st place, Presentation, Texas Space Grant Consortium Design Challenge, Fall 2018 (Faculty Mentor) (2018)
  • 1st place, Poster, Texas Space Grant Consortium Design Challenge, Fall 2018 (Faculty Mentor) (2018)
  • Faculty/Staff Appreciation Night 2, Texas Woman's University (2017)
  • Faculty/Staff Appreciation Night 1, Texas Woman's University (2016)