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School of Health Sciences

Academic Advising
3070 Human Health Building
433 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4452
(location map)
(248) 370-2369
shs@oakland.edu

Dean's Office
Human Health Building
(248) 370-3562
inhealth@oakland.edu

School of Health Sciences

Academic Advising
3070 Human Health Building
433 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4452
(location map)
(248) 370-2369
shs@oakland.edu

Dean's Office
Human Health Building
(248) 370-3562
inhealth@oakland.edu

Rumit Singh Kakar, P.T., Ph.D.

A headshot of Rumit Singh Kakar.
Title:
 Associate Professor and Graduate Program Coordinator
Office: 1013 Human Health Building
Phone: (248) 370-4806
Fax: (248) 364-8657
E-mail:  kakar@oakland.edu

Educational Background: 
Ph.D.; Biomechanics; University of Georgia
B.S.; Physical Therapy; Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, New Delhi, India

Teaching Interests: 
Biomechanics
Research Design and Methodology
Biostatistics 

Research/Scholarship: 
Dr. Kakar’s research interests include adaptations to movement mechanics of the spine, pelvis and lower extremities associated with age, neuromuscular disorders and sports injuries. The overarching goal of his research is to promote safe physical activity in individuals with a variety of movement disorders including spine deformities (scoliosis and spinal fusion surgeries), back and pelvis pain, cancer rehabilitation, ACL reconstruction/ return-to-sports, early-onset Parkinson’s disease. Dr. Kakar’s lab has been funded by federal, industry and foundation grants.

Professional Affiliations: 
American Society of Biomechanics
American College of Sports Medicine
International Society of Biomechanics
American Physical Therapy Association

Personal Interests: 
Sports (badminton, soccer and Brazilian jiu-jitsu), entrepreneurship, networking