Clinical Exercise Science, Physical Performance Enhancement, Special Studies
Clinical Exercise Science; Fitness and Health Promotion; Sport Studies: Physical Performance Enhancement
KNES 131A: Beginning Tennis
KNES 131C: Intermediate Tennis
KNES 131D: Advanced Tennis
KNES 360: Movement Anatomy
KNES 361: Principles of Human Movement
KNES 461: Biomechanical Analysis of Human Movement
KNES 463: Biomechanics of Musculoskeletal Injury
KNES 561: Advanced Study of Biomechanics
Dr. Noffal received his doctorate in Biomechanics from The University of Western Australia. He received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Physical Education with a minor in Computer Science from San Diego State University. Prior to joining the faculty at CSUF in 1996, he served as a research assistant for the Department of Defense conducting various experiments investigating the effects of heat and dehydration on human performance for individuals wearing full chemical warfare gear. He designed and has directed the Movement Analysis Laboratory which focuses on identifying internal and external forces present during various movements. He is a frequent reviewer for Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, Strength and Conditioning and the International Journal of Sports Medicine. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the International Society of Biomechanics in Sports, he belongs to the Advisory Board for the Center for the Advancement of Responsible Youth Sport, and he is a member of the Southern California Sports Science Committee. Dr. Noffal makes frequent presentations at local, state, district, national, and international conferences with recent presentations in Australia, England, Puerto Rico and Costa Rica.
Dr. Noffal’s research is focused on identifying injury mechanisms associated with dynamic movements and developing training and rehabilitation programs aimed at preventing injury. In his free time he enjoys basketball, tennis, traveling, mountain biking and being pulled by other faculty members when they ride their road bicycles to the beach.
Dr Noffal’s current research projects include: 1) Development of reliability protocols of shoulder endurance, 2) Identification of functional strength ratios for shoulder internal and external rotation of athletes and non-athletes, 3) Testing isokinetic performance variables in two eccentric modes, 4) Gender and age comparisons of power serves in elite juniors: A high-speed three-dimensional kinetic analysis