Ronald Croce

Phone: (603) 862-2080
Office: Kinesiology, New Hampshire Hall Rm 208, Durham, NH 03824
Ronald V. Croce, Professor, Kinesiology: Health and Physical Education


  • Ph.D., Kinesiotherapy, University of New Mexico
  • M.Ed., Activity Therapy, Temple University
  • B.S., Physical Educ. Teach'g&Coach'g, Brooklyn College of the City University of New York

Research Interests

  • Cognitive Sciences
  • Musculoskeletal System

Courses Taught

  • INCO 590: Rsrch Exp/Kinesiology
  • KIN 652: Clinical Kinesiology
  • KIN 653: Biomechanical Analysis Mvt Lab
  • KIN 693: Teaching Assistantship
  • KIN 696: Independent Study
  • KIN 706: Neurology
  • KIN 707: Neurology Lab
  • KIN 807: Neurology Lab

Selected Publications

Horvat, M., Kelly, L., Block, M., & Croce, R. (2018). Developmental and Adapted Physical Activity Assessment, 2E. Human Kinetics.

LaRoche, D. P., Greenleaf, B. L., Croce, R. V., & McGaughy, J. A. (2014). Interaction of age, cognitive function, and gait performance in 50–80-year-olds. AGE, 36(4). doi:10.1007/s11357-014-9693-5

Croce, R. V., Miller, J. P., Smith, W. J., & Horvat, M. (2012). Surface electromyographic alterations of the knee extensor musculature based on contraction intensity and velocity. Isokinetics and Exercise Science, 20(3), 155-165. doi:10.3233/ies-2012-0452

LaRoche, D. P., Cremin, K. A., Greenleaf, B., & Croce, R. V. (2010). Rapid torque development in older female fallers and nonfallers: A comparison across lower-extremity muscles. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology, 20(3), 482-488. doi:10.1016/j.jelekin.2009.08.004

Croce, R. V., Miller, J. P., & Horvat, M. (2008). Alterations in torque and hamstrings agonist and antagonist activity over repeated maximum effort, reciprocal isokinetic flexion-extension movements. Isokinetics and Exercise Science, 16(2), 139-149. doi:10.3233/ies-2008-0309

Swartz, E. E., Decoster, L. C., Russell, P. J., & Croce, R. V. (2005). Effects of developmental stage and sex on lower extremity kinematics and vertical ground reaction forces during landing. JOURNAL OF ATHLETIC TRAINING, 40(1), 9-14. Retrieved from

Croce, R. V., Horvat, M., & McCarthy, E. (2001). Reliability and Concurrent Validity of the Movement Assessment Battery for Children. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 93(1), 275-280. doi:10.2466/pms.2001.93.1.275

Miller, J. P., Croce, R. V., & Hutchins, R. (2000). Reciprocal coactivation patterns of the medial and lateral quadriceps and hamstrings during slow, medium and high speed isokinetic movements. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology, 10(4), 233-239. doi:10.1016/s1050-6411(00)00012-2

Miller, J. P., Sedory, D., & Croce, R. V. (1997). Vastus Medialis Obliquus and Vastus Lateralis Activity in Patients with and without Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome. Journal of Sport Rehabilitation, 6(1), 1-10. doi:10.1123/jsr.6.1.1

Croce, R. V., Pitetti, K. H., Horvat, M., & Miller, J. (1996). Peak Torque, average power, and hamstring/quadriceps ratios in nondisabled adults and adults with mental retardation. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 77(4), 369-372. doi:10.1016/s0003-9993(96)90086-6

Most Cited Publications