Ulku   Karabulut

Assistant Professor  

Office: BLHSB 2.728
Phone: (956) 882-5990
Email: ulku.karabulut@utrgv.edu

Dr. Ulku Karabulut

Dr. Ulku Karabulut earned her B.S. in Physical Education and Sports and Minor Degree in Psychology from Middle East Technical University, Turkey in 1997. She was awarded Turkish Government Fellowship based on a nationally conducted exam to purse M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in United States. Dr. Karabulut received her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from University of Tennessee, Knoxville.





Selected Publications


  • Ulku Karabulut, Zasha Romero, Paloma Mendoza, Ricardo Parra, and Murat Karabulut. "A Knowledge Based Intervention on Health and Physical Activity Knowledge and Behavior in Hispanic College Students.," Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise 50, no. 5S (May 2018): 53.

  • Ulku Karabulut, Juan Paredes, Danny Dominguez, Margarita Gonzalez, Paloma Mendoza, and Murat Karabulut. "Association Between Physical Activity, Total Cholesterol, Fasting Blood Glucose, And Body Fat Among Hispanic Males," Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise 49, (May 2017): 261.

  • Danny Dominguez, Patrick Murphy, Brittany Esparza, Gabriela Soto, Roberto Osornio, Ulku Karabulut, and Murat Karabulut. "Differences in Neromuscular Adaptations After Two Weeks of Conventional vs Blood Flow Restriction Resistance Training," Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise 49, (May 2017): 54.

  • Danny Dominguez, Margarita Gonzalez, Juan Paredes, Ruben Chipuli, Murat Karabulut, and Ulku Karabulut. "Correlation Between Anthropometric Measures, Blood Glucose, And Cholesterol Levels In College-aged Hispanic Males," Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise 48, (May 2016): 997.

  • Ruben Chipuli, Lesly Flores, Danny Dominguez, Murat Karabulut, and Ulku Karabulut. "Correlation Between Cholesterol, Blood Sugar and Physical Activity Among Female Hispanic College Students," Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise 48, (May 2016): 103.

  • Murat Karabulut, Ulku Karabulut, Michael Bemben, Margarita Gonzalez, and Brittany Esparza. "Hemodynamic and Arterial Compliance Response to Different Vibration Exercises With Blood Flow Restriction," Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise 48, (May 2016): 1020.

  • Ulku Karabulut, Phillip Conatser, Merrill Funk, Danny Dominguez, Margarita Gonzalez, Juan Paredes, Ruben Chipuli, Lesly Flores, Mark Tovar, and Murat Karabulut. "The Relationship Between Body Composition, Waist Size, Blood Glucose, And Cholesterol In Hispanic Females," Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise 48, (May 2016): 1001.

  • D Dominguez, Maria Gonzalez, J Paredes, R Chipuli, Murat Karabulut, and Ulku Karabulut. "Correlation Between Anthropometric Measures, Blood Glucose, And Cholesterol Levels In College-aged Hispanic Males: 3595 Board #34 June 4, 8: 00 AM - 9: 30 AM.," Medicine and science in sports and exercise 48, no. 5 Suppl 1 (May 2016): 997.

  • R Chipuli, L Flores, D Dominguez, Murat Karabulut, and Ulku Karabulut. "Correlation Between Cholesterol, Blood Sugar and Physical Activity Among Female Hispanic College Students: 381 Board #218 June 1, 11: 00 AM - 12: 30 PM.," Medicine and science in sports and exercise 48, no. 5 Suppl 1 (May 2016): 103.

  • Murat Karabulut, Ulku Karabulut, M Bemben, Maria Gonzalez, and B Esparza. "Hemodynamic and Arterial Compliance Response to Different Vibration Exercises With Blood Flow Restriction: 3665 Board #104 June 4, 9: 30 AM - 11: 00 AM.," Medicine and science in sports and exercise 48, no. 5 Suppl 1 (May 2016): 1020.



Selected Grants and Fellowships


  • Ulku KARABULUT. UTRGV Freshman Study, $2,500.00 (August 2017 - May 2018)

  • Ulku KARABULUT. Diabetes Prevention Program at University of Texas at Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV), MERC Foundation, $30,000.00 ( )

  • Ulku KARABULUT. , American Heart Association & Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, $30,000.00 ( )

  • Ulku KARABULUT. Increasing parents’ engagement in fresh fruit vegetable program (FFVP) via technology to help children gain and adhere to healthy eating habits. , American Heart Association & Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, $30,000.00 ( )



Selected Presentations


  • Hurley Riley, Amelia O'Brien-Combs, and Ulku Karabulut. "Assessment of the Food Environment Encompassing the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Brownsville Campus," The Texas Society for Allied Health Professions, San Antonio (September 2018)

  • Ulku Karabulut, Zasha Romero, Murat Karabulut, Paloma Mendoza, and Ricardo Parra. "A knowledge Based Intervention on Health and Physical Activity and Behavior in Hispanic College Students," 65th Annual Meeting American College of Sports Medicine ACSM, American College of Sports Medicine, Minneapolis, Minnesota (May 2018)

  • Paloma Mendoza, Phillipe Lopez, Archie Masses, Magalie Sanchez, Raymundo Chapa, Ivan Figueroa Monsivais, Jose Gamez, and Ulku Karabulut. "ASSOCIATION AMONG PHYSICAL ACTIVITY, RESTING BLOOD," UTRGV Research Symposium, UTRGV Medical School, Edinburgh (August 2017)

  • Ulku KARABULUT. "Association between Physical Activity, Total Cholesterol, Fasting Blood Glucose, and Body Fat Among Hispanic males ," ACSM, Denver, CO (May 2017)

  • Ulku Karabulut and Nurcan Kahraman. "Teaching Controversial Issues In Social Studies: A research study of Social Studies Teacher Education Students In Turkey.," European Conference on Educational Research, Berlin, Germany (2011)

  • Ulku Karabulut. "Searching for a Consensus on Terminology of Thinking in Three NCSS Journals," The International Society for the Social Studies, Orlando, Florida (2011)

Current Courses

KINE 5300 01 - Lifespan Fitness/Performance:
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KINE 4302 01 - Kine Curriculum for Elem Stud:
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KINE 4356 01 - Motor Development:
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KINE 7301 02 - Thesis II:
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