News Archive

University of Massachusetts Department of Kinesiology
March 8, 2017

They will assume office at the conclusion of ACSM’s Annual Meeting May 30-June 3, in Denver, CO.

University of Massachusetts Department of Kinesiology
February 28, 2017

Three of the Kinesiology Department’s doctoral students will receive additional financial support from the Graduate School in the form of $1,000 Dissertation Research Grants.

University of Massachusetts Kinesiology faculty John Sirard
February 28, 2017

The cross-campus collaboration will study friendship and health behavior among students in four middle schools from sixth through eighth grade, allowing the researchers to observe the interplay of the social environment and health behaviors over three consecutive years. The project is led by James Kitts, professor of sociology, and John Sirard, assistant professor of kinesiology, with collaborators Mark Pachucki, sociology, Lindiwe Sibeko, nutrition, and Krista Gile, mathematics and statistics.

February 24, 2017

The research team headed by Jane Kent, Professor of Kinesiology, and Frank Sup, Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, will use the new ergometer, a device that measures muscle power, to investigate the energetic mechanisms for changes in muscle function in old age and chronic disease, which can yield insights into mobility impairments with age.

University of Massachusetts Department of Kinesiology
January 25, 2017

The Department of Kinesiology has released the full schedule for its weekly Spring 2017 Graduate Seminar Series. The weekly seminar typically meets on Mondays from 1:25-2:15 pm in Totman 153 throughout the semester, and features a variety of experts in the field of kinesiology locally and beyond.

University of Massachusetts Amherst Professor of Kinesiology Richard Van Emmerik
January 23, 2017

He hopes to help the million people worldwide affected by Progressive Multiple Sclerosis (MS) with a two-year, $833,887, grant from the Department of Defense.

University of Massachusetts Kinesiology faculty Patty Freedson
January 19, 2017

Freedson earned a national reputation as a top researcher in the field of physical activity, its measurement, and its relationship to health. She dedicated her career to the university, her students, and the pursuit of knowledge.

University of Massachusetts Kinesiology faculty Patty Freedson
November 18, 2016

Freedson got her letter jacket retroactively. She obtained her letter at a time when the University did not award jackets to female athletes.

University of Massachusetts Kinesiology major Gregory Petrucci '17
November 17, 2016

The Rising Researcher program celebrates undergraduate students who excel in research, scholarship, or creative activity.

University of Massachusetts Department of Kinesiology
October 28, 2016

The event will be held on Sunday, November 20th, from 11:30 am to 5:30 pm in the Campus Center, and will offer lectures, workshops, and panel discussions on a variety of exercise-and health-related topics for older adults.