Dr. Kimitake (Kimi) Sato, Ph.D. is a faculty member in the Department of Exercise and Sport Science at the East Tennessee State University (ETSU) since 2011. He is a high performance coach for golf at ETSU Center of Excellence for Sport Science & Coach Education. He is also a sport biomechanist for ETSU designated Olympic Training Site. http://www.sportscienceed.com/faculty--staff.html
His sport research interest is to utilize technology for athlete monitoring and biomechanical analysis. He is also interested in sports products testing for performance enhancement and injury prevention purposes. In 2015, he was awarded Hans Gros Emerging Researcher Award from International Society of Biomechanics in Sports (ISBS), and presented “Measuring bilateral asymmetry in long-term athlete monitoring” in Poitiers, France.
He has extensive background working with various types of athletes such as acrobatic sports, strength-power athletes. He has been working with top amateur & professional golfers. He is a strength and conditioning coach for ETSU golf team, and is a Level III TPI Fitness Certified since 2013.
Dr. Sato is currently an active member of NSCA, ISBS, and ACSM, and a board member of ISBS (2013-17 term), and has served as a chair of organizing committee for 2014 ISBS conference. Prior to coming to ETSU, Dr. Sato was a biomechanics lecturer for the Kinesiology program at Arizona State University and spent time at US Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs as an intern under Dr. Bill Sands. He completed his Ph.D. in exercise science with concentration in biomechanics at the University of Northern Colorado in 2010.