Division of Kinesiology and Health

College of Health Sciences

Qin "Arthur" Zhu, Associate Professor, Division of Kinesiology and Heath.Qin "Arthur" Zhu, Ph.D.


Motor Learning and Control / Human Perception and Action 


(307) 766-3662

Corbett Building, Room 114 A




I have a general interest in studying perceptual-motor skills, the skills that we acquired and use on daily basis or in sport settings. Using perception-action approach, my research examines how perception and action help one another in acquiring the functional control of human movement.  I am specifically interested in topics of AffordancesOverarm ThrowingIllusion Effets on Action, Coordination, and Rehabilitation of Motor Skills

Curriculum Vita


Ph.D in Human Performance, Indiana University (2008)

M.Ed. in Exercise Science, Shanghai University of Sport (2002)

B.S. in Coaching Education, Shanghai University of Sport (1999)



  • Coordination dynamics in badminton plays  
  • Perceptual-motor learning of bimanual coordination
  • Configural perception in vertical dance
  • Affordances in long distance target throwing
  • Perceptual-motor mechanisms in ACL loading during jump-landing
  • Motor learning/rehabilitation through robot-assisted dyadic interaction 


  • KIN 3060 - Understanding Skill Acquisition for Teaching
  • KIN 4020 - Motor Behavior 
  • KIN 4090 - Foundation of Coaching
  • KIN 5038 - Advances in Research of Sport Expertise
  • KIN 5039 - Perception/Action in Motor Skills
  • KIN 5586 - Variability of Movement in Performance  


  • Vision Sciences Society (VSS)
  • International Society for Perception and Action (ISPA)
  • North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity (NASPSPA)
  • Rocky Mountain Psychological Association (RMPA)
  • NSF THe Perception, Action, and Cognition Panel External Grant Reviewer
  • USA Badminton Coaching Development Program (USABCDP)
  • USA Badminton Court Official Committee (USABCOC) 


Contact Us

UW Division of Kinesiology and Health

Corbett Building 119

Laramie , WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-5284

Email: kines@uwyo.edu

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