Dr. David Kyle

Clinical Assistant Professor, Kinesiology


301 Sparkman Drive
Wilson Hall
Room 329G
Huntsville, AL 35899
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Curriculum Vitae


  • Ed.D., Kinesiology, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2019
  • M.A., Health and Physical Education, The University of North Alabama, 2004
  • B.S., Christian Education, Lee University, 1994

Honors & Awards

  • United States Tennis Association Southern (USTA). ($1,000)
  • United States Tennis Association (USTA). ($1,000 Proposed)
  • Alabama Commission on Higher Education (ACHE). Funded for five consecutive years. ($197,000 total)
  • Donation for Ability Sport Network. ($5,000)
  • Various donations for Ability Sport Network. ($6,500)Local companies have donated to the team including Hiller Plumbing, Heating & Cooling, The Orthopedic Center (TOC), and the CREATE Foundation
  • The Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development at UAH ($45,000)
  • ‘I Am An Athlete' Graduate Student Research ($500.00)
  • University of Alabama System Collaborative Research Program ($2,500.00)


  • Member of American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
  • Member of North American Federation of Adapted Physical Activity (NAFAPA)
  • Member of Southeastern ACSM
  • Member of National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)
  • Member of Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE)
  • Member and previous board member of Alabama State Association for Health, Physical
  • Education, Recreation and Dance (ASAHPERD)
  • Member of USA Triathlon and National Paratriathlon Committee

Recent Publications

  • Conners, R., Rodebaugh, K., Bosheers, A., Kane, B, Kyle, D., Light, J., Quick, M., Whitehead, P. (2021, June). Sport performance measures in youth wheelchair basketball athletes. Palaestra.

  • Conners, R., Elliott, J., Kyle, D., Solomon, S., & Whitehead, P. (2020, July). Physiological responses of youth players during a wheelchair basketball game. European Journal of Adapted Physical Activity.

  • Prestage, A., & Kyle, D.(2020, March) Perceptions of physical disabilities using eye-tracking technology. UAH Honors Thesis Supervisor.

  • Kyle, D., Olenik-Dorman, L.(2020, January) Wheelchair basketball, Seated Volleyball, and Bocciasport skills and inclusion techniques. Alabama Recreation and Parks Association annual conference, Mobile, AL.

  • Kyle, D., Olenik-Dorman, L. (2020, January) Disability etiquette. Alabama Recreation and Parks Association annual conference, Mobile, AL.

  • Elliot, J., Craw, M., & Kyle, D. (2020, January) Departmental Unity Through Cross-Curricular Collaboration. Oral presentation at the annual conference for the National Association for Kinesiology in Higher Education (NAKHE), Palm Springs, CA.

  • Conners, R. T., Whitehead, P. N., Kyle, D. L. Impact of underwater treadmill training on fatigue, quality of life, and health-related fitness in adults with Multiple Sclerosis. Ongoing research in data collection stage.

  • Kyle, D. L., Brown, P., Hemphill, M., Gill, D. (2019, June). The impact of youth adapted sport on physical activity of adults with disabilities. Presentation for International Symposium on Adapted Physical Activity. Charlottesville, VA.

  • Kyle, D., Olenik-Dorman, L. (2018, July) Seated Volleyball, Boccia, & Wheelchair Basketball: Sport skills and adaptations for inclusion. ALSDE Adapted Physical Education Activity Workshop, Montgomery, AL.

  • Olenik-Dorman, L., Kyle, D. (2018, July). Transitions for students with sensory integration issues. ALSDE Adapted Physical Education Workshop, Montgomery, AL.