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.
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.
The SPHHS will present awards for Significant Contributions and Distinguished Young Alumni during its 2017 SPHHS Fall Celebration being held on Saturday, September 23rd.
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.
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.
The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) recently honored members of the Kinesiology Department with grants to help them complete research.
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.
The SPHHS ceremony recognized its undergraduate Class of 2017.
Researchers will measure walking steps during treadmill exercise and during activities performed in daily life.
The award is given annually to honor individual faculty members for their teaching accomplishments.