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G. Monique Mokha, Ph.D., ATC, CSCS

Professor, Health and Human Performance
(954) 262-8046 gm588@nova.edu
Office: HPD Annex - Rm. 135

Education

1997 – PhD – Texas Woman’s University
1992 – MS – University of Arkansas
1989– BS – Ohio University

Courses Taught

Kinesiology
Biomechanics of Human Movement with Laboratory
Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries

Certifications/Honors

NATABOC – Certified Athletic Trainer of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association’s Board of Certification
CSCS – Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist of the National Strength and Conditioning Association
FMS – Level II trained Functional Movement Screen™ Specialist
ACSM/EIM – Level I Exercise is Medicine Credential of the American College of Sports Medicine in conjunction with Exercise is Medicine®

Areas of Research

My research interests focus on sport movement and technique evaluation for athletes with and without disabilities. Specifically, I study how athletes can improve their performance through optimizing their biomechanics, and what biomechanical factors contribute to or explain their sports injuries. My work is interdisciplinary as I work closely and publish with certified athletic trainers and sport performance coaches as well as students in our undergraduate and graduate programs. My recent projects involve (1) correcting fundamental movement patterns such as stepping, squatting and rolling with the goal of improving the running mechanics of competitive runners, (2) optimizing jumping and running performance in professional American football players, and (3) identifying risk factors for musculoskeletal injury in NSU’s athletes. I am a member of NSU’s Sports Medicine Interdisciplinary Team where I support our student-athletes by collecting data and producing research related to injury prevention.

Current Research Project

  1. Variable load post-activation potentiation training and power symmetry in NFL players, Monique Mokha

Recent Peer-Reviewed Publications 

  1. Mokha GM, Silver TA, Bommarito P. NFL draft prep players improve 40-yard run times and foot-ground kinetics. Res Directs in Strength and Perform. 2021; 1(1).
  2. Mokha GM, Leon A, Buluchevskaya Y. Gait biomechanics improve in collegiate distance runners following an in-season intervention based on functional movement screen scores. Res Directs in Health Sci. 2021; 1(1).
  3. Mokha GM. Activity and sports injuries, longer-term disabilities, and obesity. In: Porretta DL, ed. Adapted Physical Education and Sport. 7th ed. Human Kinetics; 2021.
  4. Mokha M, Kahanov L. Special Populations. In: Kahanov L, Payne E, eds. Athletic Training and Therapy: Foundations of Behavior and Practice. Human Kinetics; 2021: 387-409.
  5. Haizlip E, Mokha M, Jiannine L, Bommarito P. Body composition components are related to vertical jump kinetics in elite American football players. Proceedings of the thirty-eighth International Conference on Biomechanics in Sports. 2020; (38)1, pp. 904-906.
  6. Mokha M, Buluchevskaya Y, Leon A. Running biomechanics improve following an in-season intervention program based on pre-test functional movement screen scores in collegiate distance runners. Proceedings of the thirty-eighth International Conference on Biomechanics in Sports. 2020; (38)1, pp. 892-895.
  7. McBride S, Dixon P, Mokha M, Cheng S. The relationship between supination resistance and the kinetics and kinematics of the foot and ankle during gait. Gait & Posture. 2019; 73:239-245.
  8. Cicenia A, Oster C, Mokha M. Kick plate position and track start biomechanics in elite swimmers. J Exerc Nutr. 2019; 2(2): 12.
  9. Mokha M, Jiannine L, Bommarito P, Antonio J. Relationship of body mass and bilateral running gait parameters in elite American football players. Proceedings of thirty-seventh International Conference on Biomechanics in Sports. 2019; (37)1, pp. 188-191.
  10. Mokha M, Peacock C, Bommarito P. Bilateral jump performance is not related to kinetic asymmetry in elite American football players. Proceedings of thirty- seventh International Conference on Biomechanics in Sports. 2019; (37)1, pp. 387-390.
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