Dr. Bahamonde has a Ph.D. in Human Performance in sport Indiana University, Bloomington.
Dr. Bahamonde's research interests are in sport and clinical biomechanics, gait analysis, injury prevention and sport equipment testing.
He is the Interim Dean of the School of Physical Education and Tourism Management and a Professor in the Department of Kinesiology at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis.
He is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and International Society for Biomechanics in Sports (ISBS).
Dr. Bahamonde has been involved in the promotion of the undergraduate research and the advancement of the underrepresented minorities in higher education.
He was the Director of the Diversity Scholars Research Program at IUPUI (DSRP) and has been involved as a mentor in programs such as LSAMP, McNairs, UROP, SROP, and HBCU.
He is a member of the leadership team of Louis Stokes Midwest Center for Excellence and the recent NIH IUPUI Graduate Preparation for the Biomedical and Behavioral Sciences.
In 2010 he received the IUPUI Center for Research and Learning Director—Mentoring Award for Outstanding Leadership and Mentoring of Undergraduate Research.