Vladimir  Zatsiorsky 

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Professor of Kinesiology

Contact Information

39 Recreation Building
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park PA 16802


(fax) 814-863-4755


Research Interests

Biomechanical basis of motor control, in particular biomechanics of hand and finger function and balance maintenance. Sport biomechanics. Science of training athletes, especially strength training. 


Ph.D., 1968, Biomechanics, Central Institute of Physical Culture (Russia)


  • Biomechanical basis of motor control
  • Sports biomechanics

Selected Publications

Zatsiorsky V.M. Kinematics of Human Motion. Champaign, Illinois: Human Kinetics Publishers. 1998

Zatsiorsky V.M. (2002) Kinetics of Human Motion. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics

Zatsiorsky V.M., W. Kraemer (2006) Science and Practice of Strength Training (2nd edition). Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics 

V.M.Zatsiorsky, B.I.Prilutsky, Biomechanics of Skeletal Muscles(2012), Human Kinetics Publishing House.

Strategic Themes

  • Domains of Health and Behavior