Doctoral Student, Kinesiology and Sports Science
Nicholas P. Cherup, MS, is a second-year doctoral student in the Kinesiology and Sports Science department at the University of Miami. As a research assistant in the Laboratory of Neuromuscular Research and Active Aging, Nicholas’s research line is focused on the therapeutic effects of yoga in the elderly and individuals diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. More specifically, he is interested in how yoga can be used to improve functional movement and enhance cognition within these populations. He has also conducted research examining the impact of mindfulness training to mitigate stress perception with college students and student athletes. Nicholas is a registered yoga instructor (RYT-200) who holds weekly community classes funded by the Parkinson’s foundation. His academic and career goals are to contribute meaningful research to the field of Kinesiology and to further legitimate the efficacy of yoga as a therapeutic modality across a variety of clinical populations.