Karl Kozlowski


Chair, Department of Kinesiology

BS, Coaching Sciences, State University of New York at Buffalo
EdM, Higher Education Administration, State University of New York at Buffalo
PhD, Rehabilitation Sciences, State University of New York at Buffalo
Fellow, Physical Activity and Public Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Dr. Kozlowski seeks to encourage life-long learning as a foundation for students’ achievement and personal advancement. He continually stresses the investigation of “why” as opposed to simply “what” is happening through the use clinical cases and current events, including the integration of news, science, technology, and social media outlets.

Dr. Kozlowski has teaching expertise at both the undergraduate and graduate levels in wellness, physical activity, exercise science, and human motion, combined with athletic injury, sports medicine and therapeutic exercise. He currently teaches undergraduate courses in health behavior, exercise principles and kinesiology.

Dr. Kozlowski’s research focuses on exercise as a non-pharmaceutical treatment for disease, injury and disability. His research includes the diagnostic value of exercise testing, the prospective benefits and outcomes associated with high-intensity, functional exercise and the use of exercise in patients with concussion and in children with autism.


Dr. Kozlowski’s publication, “Exercise Intolerance in Post Concussion Syndrome” was honored by the Journal of Athletic Training as the 2014 recipient of the Clint Thompson Award for Clinical Practice Advancement.


Lucas JM, Kozlowski KF. 2019 The Underutilization of Lifestyle Modifications in Primary Care Medicine. Exercise Medicine.3(3) pp.1-8 https://doi.org/10.26644/em.2019.003

Seymour CM, Illg K, Donnelly J, Kozlowski KF, Lopata C, & Thomeer M. 2019 Effects of Common Core State Standards on Student Physical Activity Rates and Student and Teacher Perceptions in Physical Education, The Physical Educator. 76(5) pp.1266-1286.
Kozlowski KF, Ferrentino-DePriest A*, Cerny FJ. 2020. Effects of energy gel ingestion on blood glucose, lactate and performance measures during prolonged cycling. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. Publish ahead of print, January 23, 2020. doi: 10.1519/JSC.0000000000003297.
Kozlowski, KF, Lopata CM, Donnelly JP, Thomeer M, Rodgers J, Seymour C. 2020. Feasibility and Associated Physical Performance Outcomes of a High-Intensity Exercise Program for Children with Autism. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport. Published Online February 26, 2020. doi: 10.1080/02701367.2020.1726272

Kozlowski KF, Graham J, DeVinney-Boymel LA, Leddy J, Willer B. 2013 Exercise Intolerance in Post Concussion Syndrome Journal of Athletic Training 48(5) pp.627-635. doi:10.4085/1062-6050-48.5.02

Kozlowski KF. 2014 Exercise and Brain Injury. Part 1: Local and Systemic Pathology Following Concussion Relevant to the Potential Utility of Exercise. International Journal of Athletic Therapy & Training. 19(2) pp. 23-27

Kozlowski KF. 2014 Exercise and Brain Injury. Part 2: The Utility of Exercise as a Rehabilitative Intervention. International Journal of Athletic Therapy & Training. 19(2) pp. 28-32.

Kozlowski KF. 2015 The Study of Kinesiology and Ignatian Spirituality: Parallels Through Exercise. Jesuit Higher Education: A Journal. 4(2) pp.117-122.