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

Associate Professor, School of Health Promotion and Kinesiology

Co-Director, Institute for Women's Health

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
M.S., Biomedical Engineering, Baylor University, Waco, TX
B.S., Engineering (Biomedical Concentration); Minors: Mathematics, Physics, LeTourneau University, Longview, TX

Research Interests

Exercise Interventions for Adults and Children with Chronic Diseases

Latest Articles

Effects of kettlebell mass on lower-body joint kinetics during a kettlebell swing exercise
Sports Biomechanics (2022)
N Levine, M Hasan, M Avalos, S Lee, B R Rigby

Supplementation with cannabidiol does not attenuate inflammation or improve measures of performance following strenuous exercise
Healthcare (2022)
B Crossland, B Rhett Rigby, A Duplanty, G King, S Juma

Practical program considerations when designing a training program for firefighters
TSAC Report (2021)
M Sokoloski, C Irvine, R Gordon, I Rowland, B R Rigby

Measuring physical activity levels during instructional settings for children with autism spectrum disorders
Palaestra (2021)
M Bittner, R Rozenek, B Lavay, B R Rigby

Changes in health and physical fitness parameters after 6 months of group exercise training in firefighters
Sports (2020)
M Sokoloski, B R Rigby, C R Bachik, R Gordon, I Rowland

Feasibility and difficulties of conducting research on professional firefighters
TSAC Report (2020)
M Sokoloski, B R Rigby, I Rowland, R Gordon, C Ryan Bachik

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Externally Funded Projects

A pressurized device for mitigating atrophy in the soleus during long-duration spaceflight
Texas Space Grant Consortium | $3,400.00 | 2022
Role: Principal Investigator

Contribution to the TWU NASA Team
Peterbilt Women's Initiative | $1,000.00 | 2022
Role: Principal Investigator

Light therapy device for entrainment of circadian rhythm desynchronization
Texas Space Grant Consortium | $13,500.00 | 2022
Role: Principal Investigator

A garment for prevention and mitigation of headaches in astronauts
Texas Space Grant Consortium | $3,500.00 | 2021
Role: Principal Investigator

How does 8 weeks of equine-assisted therapy affect older adults diagnosed with Parkinson's disease?
Human Animal Bond Research Institute | $50,375.00 | 2020
Role: Principal Investigator

A wearable sensor to mitigate shoulder injury in astronauts
Texas Space Grant Consortium | $6,700.00 | 2020
Role: Principal Investigator

A wearable garment to mitigate low back pain in astronauts
Texas Space Grant Consortium | $9,800.00 | 2019
Role: Principal Investigator

Professional Affiliations

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