Dr. Mark S Kattenbraker
Associate Professor, Associate Director of EIU Adult Fitness Program
Frequently Taught CoursesKSS 4450 Exercise Prescription for General and Special Populations
KSS 4440 Physical Fitness Appraisal and Performance Assessment
KSS 4340 Exercise Physiology
KSS 2440 Structural Kinesiology
KSS 5450 Supervision of Adult Fitness
KSS 5990 Advanced Supervision of Adult Fitness, Independent Study
Ph.D. Health Education - Southern Illinois University Carbondale
M.S. Physical Education - Exercise Science, Eastern Illinois University
B.S. Physical Education - Exercise Science, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Professional OrganizationsIllinois Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance www.iahperd.org
American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance www.aahperd.org
Co-investigator: Primal Pictures Resistance Animations and Exercise Videos. A collaborative effort with Dr.
Co-investigator: Perfect Situp® equipment analysis. Electromyography of abdominal muscles during traditional abdominal exercises and using the Perfect Situp.Co-investigator: Ab Circle® equipment analysis. Electromyography of abdominal muscles during traditional abdominal exercises and using the Perfect Situp.
Saccomani, M.G., Kattenbraker, M.S., Figueiredo, T., Simao, R. Lucia de Moraes, C., & Polito, M.D. (2014). Blood pressure and heart rate variability responses after isolated and combined sessions of aerobic and strength exercises with different orders. International Sportmed Journal.
Figueiredo, T., Menezes, P. Kattenbraker, M.S., Ploito, M.D. & Simao, R. (2013). Influence of exercise order on blood pressure and heart rate variability after a strength training session. The Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness, 3, 12-17.
Willardson, J.M., Behm, D. G., Huang, S. Y., Rehg, M.D., Kattenbraker, M.S., & Fontana, F.E. (2010). A comparison of trunk muscle activation: Ab circle vs. traditional modalities. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 24, 3415-3421.
Willardson, J.M., Kattenbraker, M.S., Khairallah, M. & Fontana, F.E. (2009) Effect of load reductions over consecutive sets on repetition performance. Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research.
Whipple, K., Kinney, J. & Kattenbraker, M. (2008). Maintenance of physical activity among faculty and staff in university settings. The Health Educator, 40(1), 21-28.
Selected Conference Presentations
Lecture - Blood Pressure: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, IAHPERD State Convention, November 2011
Lecture - Elements of a Successful Community-based Fitness Program, IAHPERD State Convention, November 2010
Lecture - Stress, Health and Fitness. IAHPERD State Convention, November 2009
Lecture - Cardiorespiratory Endurance: The Foundation of Physical Fitness, IAHPERD State Convention, November 2008
Frequent presenter - EIU Wholesome Professor Series & EIU Healthy Lifestyes Series
Funding & Grants
2014 Redden Fund Grant $1025.
2011 Redden Fund Grant $1232.
2010 Redden Fund Grant $617.
2009 Redden Fund Grant $380.
2008 Redden Fund Grant $350.
2013 President, Illinois Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.
Past Vice President - Adults, Illinois Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (IAHPERD)
Past President - Southeastern District of the Illinois Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (IAHPERD)
Associate Director, EIU Adult Fitness Program
Kinesiology & Sports Department, Outstanding Teacher of the Year, 2010-2011