Michelle Watson, MA



Spartan Complex 234


(408) 924-3010



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Professor Bio

Ms. Watson has worked as an instructor in the Kinesiology department for a total of 4 years. Her undergraduate and graduate studies were tailored in a way that provided her with an in-depth understanding of human biomechanics and its application. Through her extensive reading of research, time spent collecting and analyzing data, and interactions with individuals wanting to improve their movement patterns, her primary focus is to help individuals become better movers. As much as she enjoys analyzing and improving how people move, she also loves being physically active herself. Some of her favorite activities include lifting weights, running, cycling, hiking, surfing, and yoga. As a San Jose State graduate, Ms. Watson could not imagine a better job than to teach other fellow Spartans.



Master of Arts Degree in Kinesiology, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA, 2016

Bachelors of Science Degree in Kinesiology, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA, 2011

Expertise, Research & Teaching Interests

Ms. Watson’s area of expertise and academic training is in biomechanics and general health and wellness. Her current research interests include muscle activation patterns during weight training as well as jumping and landing performance in relation to injury prevention.


Courses Taught

KIN 14A: beginning volleyball

KIN 14B: intermediate volleyball

KIN 35A: beginning weight training

KIN 38: beginning jogging

KIN 70 (labs): introduction to kinesiology

KIN 147 (labs): biomechanical assessment of human movement

KIN 158 (labs): biomechanics


Selected Publications


Selected Presentations


Undergraduate/Graduate Student Research Supervision


Professional Affiliations 


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