Joonkoo (J.K.) Yun, Ph.D.

Professor, IMPACT Endowed Scholar
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Curriculum Vitae: 

Profile Field Tabs

School of Biological and Population Health Sciences
Adapted Physical Activity
Hallie E. Ford Center for Healthy Children & Families
Research/Career Interests: 

As a researcher and scholar, my major research goals are the promotion of full participation and active lifestyles to improve health and the quality of life of individuals with disabilities through evidence-based practice. I believe there are many services based solely on anecdotal personal experiences rather than scientific evidence. To accomplish my goal, I have focused on the topics I call the three Ms: Measurement, Mechanism and Method. I believe that without the appropriate measurement and research methodology, our educational service decisions, as well as our research findings, cannot be fully validated. I also strongly believe that we must question our assumptions and be willing to continuously improve our current practices in adapted physical activity by revealing the underlying mechanisms of behavior change. It will lead to providing effective services for individuals with disabilities.

Beyond OSU
My Publications


Journal Article

A. E Pitchford, Siebert, E., Hamm, J., and Yun, J., Parental Perceptions of Physical Activity Benefits for Youth With Developmental Disabilities., American journal on intellectual and developmental disabilities, vol. 121, no. 1, pp. 25-32, 2016.


Journal Article



Journal Article

J. T. Penry, Wilcox, A., and Yun, J., Validity and reliability analysis of Cooper's 12-minute run and the multistage shuttle run in healthy adults., Journal of strength and conditioning research / National Strength & Conditioning Association, vol. 25, no. 3, pp. 597-605, 2011.


Journal Article

A. E Pitchford and Yun, J., The accuracy of pedometers for adults with Down syndrome., Adapted physical activity quarterly : APAQ, vol. 27, no. 4, pp. 321-36, 2010.


Journal Article

S. Johnson, Kipp, K., Yun, J., and Hoffman, M., SPinal Mechanisms Contributing To Rate Of Force Development, Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise, vol. 41, no. 5, p. 434, 2009.
S. Agiovlasitis, McCubbin, J. A., Widrick, J., Yun, J., and Pavol, M., Preferred walking speed for individuals with and without Down syndrome, Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly, vol. 26, no. 2, pp. 118-130, 2009.


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