Saki Oyama

Saki Oyama

Assistant Professor

Kinesiology, Health, and Nutrition

Office: MB 3.416

Telephone: 210-458-5435



Dr. Saki Oyama is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Kinesiology, Health, and Nutrition. She collaborates with investigators within and outside of UTSA, and mentors students from UTSA and University of Texas Health Science center. She is a Nationally Certified Athletic Trainer, and the Director of the Applied Biomechanics Research Laboratory. 

Dr. Oyama recieved her undergraduate degree in Exercise Science (concentration in Athletic Training) from the Oregon State University. After earning her degree, she became a Nationally Certified Athletic Trainer. While working as a graduate assistant athletic trainer for 2 years, she earned her Masters of Science in Rehabilitation Science from the University of Pittsburgh. She started working at UTSA in 2012 after receiving a Doctorate degree in Human Movement Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 


Dr. Oyama's primary research interest is in prevention and rehabilitation of upper extremity injuries. She conducts research that leads to prevention and rehabilitation of upper extremity pain and injury in variety of populations, including overhead athletes, patients with chronic diseases, manual wheelchair users, and desk and manual workers.

She is the Director of the Applied Biomechanics Research Laboratory. The approximately 350 square feet lab space is equipped with 8-camera (T10s) VICON motion capture system, 2 high speed cameras (Bonita) that can be integrated with the motion capture system, 4 AMTI force platforms, SmartWheel wheelchair push-rim force sensing system, BTS Engineering surface electromyography (EMG) system (FREEEMG) with 8 wireless sensors, and APDM Inertial Magnetic Units (IMU) with 6 wireless motion sensors. The newly acquired wireless EMG and IMU systems are used to expand the laboratory's capability to analyze human motion outside of the laboratory and into real life occupational or athletic environments. Additionally, the laboratory is equipped with an indoor pitching mound, pitching net, and a radar gun that are specifically used to conduct biomechanical analysis of pitching motion.

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Upcoming Events

Master of Arts in Education Information Session

Saturday, June 10, 2017

TIME: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

LOC: Main Campus

BLDG: Main Building, Room 0.410

MAS Social Studies Teachers Academy

June 19-23, 2017

TIME: 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.



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June 25-28, 2017

TIME: 8 am - 5 pm

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