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University of Massachusetts Amherst Kinesiology faculty Brian Umberger
June 26, 2017

A research team including Associate Professor of Kinesiology Brian Umberger, conducting the first direct chimpanzee muscle measurements, reports that chimp muscles’ maximum dynamic force and power output is just about 1.35 times higher than human muscle of similar size, a difference they call “modest.” The findings debunk popular notions of chimpanzee "super strength" and shed new light on human muscle evolution.

Photograph Melanna Cox
June 23, 2017

Kinesiology doctoral student Melanna “Lanna” Cox was recently awarded the Northeast Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (NEAGEP) fellowship for the 2017-18 academic year. 

June 12, 2017

The SPHHS will present awards for Significant Contributions and Distinguished Young Alumni during its 2017 SPHHS Fall Celebration being held on Saturday, September 23rd.

University of Massachusetts Department of Kinesiology Professor and Chair Catrine Tudor-Locke
May 31, 2017

She explains that almost all of the health perks research has linked to exercise—from a stronger heart and lungs to more energy and clearer thinking—increase the most when people move from a sedentary lifestyle to a modestly active one.

Photograph Avelino Amado
May 31, 2017

Kinesiology doctoral student Avelino Amado recently co-authored an Op-Ed piece published in the Boston Globe, outlining the impact of the proposed federal budget cuts to graduate student research—both in the lab and the community.

University of Massachusetts Department of Kinesiology
May 31, 2017

The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) recently honored members of the Kinesiology Department with grants to help them complete research.

University of Massachusetts Department of Kinesiology
May 24, 2017

The AKA is made up of kinesiology departments in higher education institutions across the U.S., and its mission is to promote and enhance kinesiology as a field of study.

University of Massachusetts Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences Senior Celebration 2017
May 13, 2017

The SPHHS ceremony recognized its undergraduate Class of 2017.

May 9, 2017

Researchers will measure walking steps during treadmill exercise and during activities performed in daily life.

University of Massachusetts Amherst Kinesiology lecturer Eliza Frechette
May 9, 2017

The award is given annually to honor individual faculty members for their teaching accomplishments.