Jeff Johnson

Jeff Johnson, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Phone: 678-839-6194 | Fax: 678-839-6195


Office: Coliseum 2107


Dr. Johnson joined the University of West Georgia in summer 2004. Dr. Johnson has been an active member of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) since 1992 and the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (AAHPERD) since 2004. Dr. Johnson has presented research at the annual conferences for each of these organizations and at regional and state conferences as well. Dr. Johnson’s research interests include sport performance enhancement, pathological gait, and strategies to decrease the obesity epidemic.


  • B.S., Health and Physical Education, Georgia State University, 1988
  • M.S., Sports Medicine (Biomechanics), Georgia State University, 1994
  • Ph.D., Sport Science (Biomechanics), Georgia State University, 2001

Courses and Sections

  • Courses Taught
    • PHED-2603 (Human Anatomy & Physiology I)    
    • PHED-2604 (Human Anatomy & Physiology II)    
    • PHED-2628 (First Aid & CPR for Ed majors)    
    • PHED-3625 (Motor Behavior)    
    • PHED-4605 (Applied Biomechanics)    
    • PWLA-1643 (First Aid and CPR)    

Selected Publications

  • Limroongreungrat, W., Wang, Y., Chang, L., Geil, M., & Johnson, J. (2009). Technical note: An instrumented wheel system for measuring 3-D pushrim kinetics during racing wheelchair propulsion. Research in Sports Medicine, 17, 182-194. The purpose of this s [View Publication]
  • Cobb, S. C., Tis, L. L., Johnson, J. T., Wang, Y. T., Geil, M. D., & McCarty, F. A. (2009). The effect of low-mobile foot posture on multi-segment medial foot model gait kinematics. Gait and Posture, 30, 334-339. [View Publication]
  • Johnson, J. (2007, June). Gait related ground reaction forces in patients with Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) disorder: A family case study. Presentation at the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA - Refereed Oral Prese [View Publication]
  • Johnson, J., Johnson, B., Moore, G., Doyle, J., Higbie, E., Tis, L. (2006, February). The effect of biofeedback on trunk posture during the lowering phase of lifting. Presentation at the SEACSM Annual Conference, Charlotte, NC – Refereed Oral Presentation [View Publication]