News

February 9, 2018

Professor Emeritus Joseph Hamill and postdoctoral research associate Gillian Weir of the Kinesiology Department recently published an article about the importance of reconsidering how researchers assess the effect of running shoes on the risk for running-related injuries. The article, titled “Running shoes and injury risk: Rethinking the importance of cushioning and pronation,” appeared in Lower Extremity Review Magazine.

January 29, 2018

Four School of Public Health and Health Sciences doctoral students have received financial support from the UMass Amherst Graduate School in the form of $500 and $1000 Graduate School Dissertation Research and Pre-Dissertation grants.

University of Massachusetts Department of Kinesiology
January 29, 2018

The muscle physiology laboratory is seeking volunteers for research investigating the role of fat within muscle using state-of-the-art magnetic resonance imaging.

January 12, 2018

Kinesiology graduate Manny Acheampong ’15 recently detailed his experiences with workplace hostility while treating racially prejudiced patients in a Kenneth B. Schwartz Center Educational Rounds program at the MGH Institute of Health Professions.

January 12, 2018

Kinesiology alumna Brittany Daveau ’13 recently joined Applying Concepts to Real-World Health Challenges as a guest speaker, sharing her real-world experiences with a class of junior kinesiology students.

University of Massachusetts Department of Kinesiology
January 9, 2018

Researchers in the Muscle Biology Laboratory in the Kinesiology Department are seeking participants for a study aimed at quantifying thigh muscle and fat content in healthy adults 65-80 years old who are not exercising heavily.

January 9, 2018

Kinesiology Research Professor Stuart Chipkin comments in a story about a new European study that finds transgender women who take sex hormones to feminize their bodies may not experience as much breast development as they expect.

University of Massachusetts Kinesiology alum Efosa Guobadia
November 27, 2017

Kinesiology alumnus Efosa Guobadia '07 recently spoke about his experiences as a student at UMass Amherst and how he created Global PT Day of Service to inspire the physical therapy community to do good around the world in a video produced by the UMass Profile Series.

November 20, 2017

Seven students from the Department of Kinesiology received awards and scholarships during the annual New England Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine (NEACSM) Fall Conference held October 19-20 in Providence, Rhode Island.

University of Massachusetts Department of Kinesiology Professor and Chair Catrine Tudor-Locke
November 14, 2017

"It's the difference between a public health recommendation and an exercise prescription—one is a general statement and the other is more focused on an individual," says Professor of Kinesiology Catrine Tudor-Locke in the latest issue of Self magazine.