Kazuma Akehi

Associate Professor - Athletic Training

Office: CUSH 164   |    Phone: (308) 865-8600   |    Email: akehik1@unk.edu

Kazuma Akehi


Dr. Akehi is the Program Director for the Master of Athletic Training as well as an associate professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Sport Sciences. Dr. Akehi is also a BOC certified and state licensed athletic trainer to provide athletic injury care in athletic events. Dr. Akehi is a co-director for the UNK Athletic Training Lab and Loper Performance Applied Sport Science Hub to facilitate athletic injury prevention and return-to-play readiness for UNK student athletes and local high school students. 


Link to current Curriculum Vita


Ph.D. in Health and Human Performance emphasis with Athletic Training, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK 

M.S. in Wellness Management emphasis with Exercise Science, University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, OK 

B.S. in Exercise Science emphasis with Athletic Training, University of Nebraska at Kearney, Kearney, NE 

Courses Taught

PE 360 – Introduction to Anatomy and Biomechanics (Fall) 

PE 405/815P – Athletic Orthopedic Assessment I – Lower Extremity (Fall) 

PE 419/819P – Pathology of Sports Injury (Fall) 

PE 808 – Therapeutic Modalities in Athletic Injury (Spring) 

PE 820 – General Medical Condition in Sport and Exercise (Spring) 

PE 844 – Injury Care and Prevention (Summer) 

PE 886 – AT Clinical II (Spring) 

PE 887 – AT Clinical III (Summer) 

PE 888 – AT Clinical IV (Fall) 

Community Interests and Involvement:

Professional Organization and Affiliations 

National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) 

Mid-American Athletic Trainers Association (MAATA) 

Nebraska State Athletic Trainers Association (NSATA) 

State of Nebraska Licensed Athletic Trainer 

Board of Certification, Certified Athletic Trainer 

American Society of Orthopedic Professionals (ASOP) Orthopedic Technology 

Adult Mental Health First Aid 

Concussion Health Certified, 360 NeuroHealth 

Myokinematic Restoration – Lumbo-Pelvic-Femoral Pathomechanics 

ImPACT Trained Athletic Trainer 

GRASTON Technique M1-Basic Training 

American Red Cross CPR/AED for Professional Rescuer Instructor 


Research Interests 

The non-invasive assessment of the biomechanical properties of the musculotendinous unit and return-to-play readiness on neuromuscular characteristics after the orthopedic surgery and its therapeutic intervention.