Michael Sanders

Michael Sanders

Senior Lecturer, EDD

Physical Education Division


Office & Hours

Office: BEL 605C
Monday: 1-2:30pm
Tuesday: 1-2:30pm
Thursday: 1-2:30pm
Or by Appointment.



Courses of Instruction
KIN 315 Motor Learning
KIN 312 Fundamentals of Coaching
KIN 361 Coaching Theory and Principles I
KIN 362 Coachingt Theory and Principles II

Mailing Address
The University of Texas at Austin
Department of Kinesiology and Health Education
2109 San Jacinto Blvd.
Austin, Texas 78712-1415
UT Mail Code: D3700

Full Vita
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Mike Sander's research interests and professional presentations have included various physical performance parameters, motor learning, cognitive feedback and maximizing learning environments. The content of recent publications includes progressive resistance training, periodization, motor learning and motor behavior. Recently, he has been active in promoting leadership education and leadership development.




Ed.D., The University of Tennessee, Motor Behavior - 1985

M.S., The University of Kentucky, Exercise Physiology - 1977

B.S., Saint John's University, Collegeville, Minnesota, Government/Social Sciences - 1974


Representative Publications

Sanders, M.T. & Sanders, B.R. Principles of Resistance Training. In W.A. Bandy and B.R. Sanders (Eds.), Therapeutic Exercise for Physical Therapist Assistants, 2nd ed. Baltimore: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2008.

Sanders, M.T., Hazards of Overtraining. In Greg Thompson (Ed.) Physical Therapy Products. Los Angeles, California, March 2004.

Sanders, M.T. & Sanders, B.R. Principles of Resistance Training. In W.A. Bandy and B.R. Sanders (Eds.), Therapeutic Exercise, Baltimore: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2001.

Sanders, M.T. The Vertical Jump as a Measure of Muscular Imbalance, Track & Field Quarterly Review, Fall 1994.

Sanders, M.T. Weight Training and Conditioning. In B.R. Sanders (Ed.) Sports Physical Therapy, Norwalk: Appleton & Lange, 1990.

Sanders, M.T. & Sanders, B.R. Mobility: Active Resistive Training. In J.A. Gould and G.J. Davies (Eds.), Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy (Vol.II). St. Louis: C.V. Mosby Company, 2nd Edition, 1990.

Sanders, M.T., A Comparison of Two Methods of Training on the Development of Muscular Strength and Endurance. Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy, 1980, 1:4, 210-213.

Research Interests and Expertise

Physical performance parameters, movement pedagogy, motor skill acquisition, and maximizing learning environments.

Boards, Committees and Associations

  • United States Selective Service System - Local Board Member