Jessica Talmage
Assistant Professor of Human Performance/Exercise Science
Gerber Hall Room 127
Ph.D., Exercise Science Concentration Biomechanics, Auburn University
M.S., Exercise Science, Auburn University
B.S., Exercise Physiology, East Carolina University
Dr. Talmage directs the Nora Staael Evert Human Performance Lab at Northern and serves on the board of directors for the American Baseball Biomechanics Society. She works with multiple sports teams at Northern and hopes to continue to build a relationship with NSU athletics to keep our athletes on the field longer and unleash their maximum potential.
Dr. Talmage is always looking for help in the human performance lab, so if you or someone you know is interested in volunteering, needs an internship, or graduate assistantship, please contact her at 
Research Interests
To date Dr. Talmage has published 15+ research articles and has 40+ conference abstract presentations in the following research topics:
Relationship between workload and injury risk in baseball/softball athletes
Influence of kinematic and kinetic differences between pitch types in softball athletes
Injury prevention and performance enhancement in athletes
Professional Organizations
American Baseball Biomechanics Society
American Society of Biomechanics
International Society of Biomechanics in Sport
Society for American Baseball Research
Northland American College of Sports Medicine
National American College of Sports Medicine
Personal Interests
In her free time, you can find Dr. Talmage outside enjoying the warm weather in the summer or camping, hunting and fishing in the spring and fall. She also enjoys spending her time at Northern sporting events cheering on the Wolf Pack!