christopher a. knight

Christopher A. Knight

Associate Professor

Office Location:
344 Tower at STAR

Research Interests

  • Effects of Parkinson’s disease and aging on the neural control of movement
  • Exercise to improve neuromuscular function in people with Parkinson’s disease and older adults
  • Muscular force control at the level of the motor unit
  • Neuromuscular research methodology


  • Ph.D. – Kinesiology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • M.S. – Kinesiology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • B.S. – Biology,  University of Connecticut, Storrs


  • KAAP 180: Introduction to Exercise Science
  • KAAP 400: Research Methods
  • KAAP 440: Special Topics: The Soft American
  • KAAP 441: Readings in Biomechanics & Motor Control
  • KAAP 651: Neurophysiological Basis of Human Movement