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
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

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

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

Effects of kettlebell mass on lower-body joint kinetics during a kettlebell swing exercise
Sports Biomechanics (2020)
N Levine, M Hasan, M Avalos, S Lee, B R Rigby

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 heated 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