Matthew Komelski

Matthew Komelski

Matthew Komelski

Advanced Instructor


219 Wallace Hall
295 West Campus Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24061




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  • Lifespan Development
  • Gerontology (adaptive development and optimal aging)
  • Mind-body/Psychophysical Practices (curricula & outcomes)

Professional Activities

  • Associate Member, Sigma Xi: Scientific Reserach Society
  • Research Editor for The Center for Taiji and Qigong Studies


  • Ph.D., Virginia Tech
  • M.S., Virginia Tech
  • M.A., Univeristy of Hawaii
  • B.A., Radford University

Research Interests

    Research Interests

    gerontology lifespan development psychophysical practices taijiquan

    Awards and Honors

    2011 IDDL: Enterprise fund $2,500- Development of Stage I of an interactive interface for learning mindbody practices online. (PI Dr. Ico Bukvic)

    2011 CIDER: Instructional Enhancement Grant $2,000 (co-applicant Dr. Shannon Jarrott)

    2010 Vetra R. & Jay A. Mancini Research Prize: Department of Human Development, VT

    Selected Publications


    Komelski, M. F, Blieszner, R. & Miyazaki, Y. (2011) Comparing the Health Status of US Taijiquan and Qigong Practitioners to a National Survey Sample Across Ages. Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, (Accepted-In Press).

    Komelski, M. F. & Kim, K. Y. (2011) Taiji Self-Care: Program Development for Extended Care Nursing Staff at a Local Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Federal Practitioner (Revised- In Press).