Jeffrey Ives

Professor, Exercise Science and Athletic Training
Phone: 607-274-1751
Office: Center for Health Sciences 309A, Ithaca, NY 14850

Virtual Office Hours (Zoom)

Office Hours via Zoom are Tuesday and Thursday, 10:00 - 11:30 am. Please click on the link to join a Zoom meeting.  If I am meeting with someone else you will be put in a waiting room.  Alternately, send me an email and we can set up a different time.

Meeting ID: 975 6093 9312
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  • 1992 - Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Motor Control and Occupational Biomechanics
  • 1986 - M.S., University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • 1982 - B.S., Chapman University


  • Neuromuscular Control (Undergrad)
  • Psychophysiology of Exercise & Sport (Grad)


My research interests center on using motor learning and control principles in applied settings. Specifically, we have looked at mind/body exercise programs and the emphasis on "body awareness" in health and performance. This has led to investigations into various alternative or complementary therapeutic modalities. Another application of this research is addressing perceptual skills in functional strength and power training, in what we have termed "psychophysical functional training."

Peer-Reviewed Publications / Presentations Since 2015

(Students listed in bold type)

Ives, JC. Motor Behavior. Connecting Mind and Body for Optimal Performance. (2nd edition). Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer Health | Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. 2019.

Ives, JC, K Neese, N Downs, H Root, T Finnerty. The effects of competitive orientation on performance in competition. The Sport Journal, Feb 21, 2020.…

Ives, JC, E Bloom, S Kaufman, M DiResto, T Lemza. Specificity of mental preparation strategies may not matter. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 41(suppl); S74, 2019. Poster presentation, North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity Annual Conference. Baltimore, MD, June.

Mendes, J, JC Ives, and D King. Manipulation of attention focus in long jumpers to enhance performance and coaching instructions. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 48(5, suppl): S213, 2016. Poster presentation, American College of Sports Medicine Annual Conference, Boston, MA.

Chandler, A, T Meuwissen, J Ives, and T Swensen.  The abdominal musculature and cycling performance. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 48(5, suppl): S545, 2016. Poster presentation, American College of Sports Medicine Annual Conference, Boston.

Tenan, MS and JC Ives. Quantifying emergency department visits from sport with a focus on the lower extremity and knee. International Journal of Exercise Science: Conference Proceedings: Vol. 9: Iss. 3, Article 88, 2015.
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