Loyola University Chicago

Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing

Faculty and Staff

Kiley J. Tyler, PhD

Title/s: Assistant Professor

Office #: BVM Hall, Room 1008, LSC

Phone: 773.508.8650



Bachelor of Science Illinois State University Kinesiology
Masters of Science Northeastern Illinois University Kinesiology
Doctor in Philosophy Oregon State University Kinesiology (Adapted Physical Activity)

Teaching Interests

Research Methods, Biomechanics, Child Development, Nutrition, and Kinesiology, Adapted Physical Activity.

Courses Taught 2015-2016

EXCM 345 Therapeutic Recreation
EXCM 385 Kinesiology & Biomechanics
EXCM 342 Physical Growth, Development & Nutrition
EXSS 314 Introduction to Adapted Physical Activity
EXSS 549 Physical Activity for Persons with Severe Disabilities
EXSS 322 Anatomical Kinesiology

Research/Scholarly Interests

Dr. Tyler’s research area of interest is the physical activity behavior of children with and without disabilities. Dr. Tyler seeks to understand how individual factors such as muscular strength and environmental factors such as the school-day influence the time children spend in physical activity. Dr. Tyler works closely with local school districts in an effort to support school-based physical activity programming designed to meet the needs of children with various ability levels.

Selected Publications

Tyler. K., Cook, N. & MacDonald, M. (2014). Physical activity and children with disabilities: viable resources available for community health professionals, Paleastra, 28(4), 17-22.

Tyler. K, Menear, K. & MacDonald, M. (2014). Physical activity and physical fitness of school-aged children and youth with autism spectrum disorders, Autism Research and Treatment, 2014, 1-6.

Professional & Community Affiliations

  • Athletics and Fitness Association of America
  • American Council on Exercise Personal Trainer
  • American Public Health Association