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Faculty & Staff - [ Dr. Chih-Chia (J.J.) Chen ]

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Dr. Chih-Chia (J.J.) Chen

Dr. Chih-Chia (J.J.) Chen

Assistant Professor
Motor Control and Adapted Physical Education

Department of Kinesiology
Rm. 238
Complete Vitae


  • Arizona State University (Ph.D., 2013, Kinesiology)
  • National Taiwan Normal University (M.Ed, 2006, Physical Education)
  • National Tainan Teachers College (B.Ed., 1999, Elementary Education; Physical Education minor)

Areas of Teaching

  • Motor and Developmental Learning
  • Adapted Physical Education
  • Exercise Psychology

Areas of Research

Exercise Neuroscience in Special Populations (e.g., intellectual disabilities, Down syndrome, Autism)

  • The Effectiveness of Exercise on Cognitive and Motor functions
  • The Affective Responses to Exercise
  • The Relationship between Exercise and Sleep

Selected Publications

  • Chen, C.-C.(J.J.), Ringenbach, S.D.R. (2016). Dose-Response Relationship between Intensity of Excercise and Cognitive Performance in Individuals with Down syndrome: A Preliminary Study. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 60(6), 606-614.
  • Chen, C.-C.(J.J.), Ringenbach, S.D.R. Crews, D., Kulinna, P., & Amazeen, E. (2015). The association between a single bout of moderate physical activity and executive function in young adults with Down syndrome: A preliminary study, Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 59(7), 589-598.
  • Ringenbach, S.D.R., Zimmerman, K., Chen, C.C., Mulvey, G.M., Weeks, D.J., & Michael, H.T. (2014). Adults with Down syndrome performed repetitive movements fast with continuous music cues, Journal of Motor Learning and Development, 2(3), 47-54.
  • Rigenbach, S.D., Albert, A.R., Chen, C.C., & Alberts J.L. (2014). Acute Bouts of Assisted Cycling Improves Cognitive and Upper Extremity Movement Functions in Adolescents with Down Syndrome. Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 52(2), 124-135
  • Chen, C.-C.(J.J.), Ringenbach, S.D.R, & Snow, M. (2014). Treadmill Walking Effects on Grip Strength in Young Men with Down Syndrome. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 35, 288-293.
  • Chen, C.-C.(JJ), Spanò, G., & Edgin, J. (2013). The Impact of Sleep Disruption on Executive Function in Down Syndrome. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 34, 2033-2039.

Professional Memberships/Affiliations

  • International Federation of Adapted Physical Activity (IFAPA)
  • American College of Sport Medicine (ACSM)
  • Shape America