Kinesiology is an interdisciplinary field focusing on the science of human movement. Its four basic elements – biochemistry, biomechanics, motor control, and physiology – are integrated to allow kinesiologists to address a wide variety of questions. In recent years, the field of kinesiology has evolved toward less emphasis on sport and a much stronger focus on an understanding of human movement and the role of physical activity and exercise in health and disease. To those ends, kinesiologists use tools from molecular biology, neuroscience, engineering, medicine, and computer science to work on unique problems in a diverse array of settings that include laboratories, hospitals, health and wellness centers, and field environments.
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Doctoral candidate Katherine LaBarbera was recently awarded $20,000 through an American Dissertation Fellowship from the American Association of University Women (AAUW). These fellowships are awarded to women to offset their living expenses while they complete their dissertation.
Congratulations to the SPHHS Class of 2016! Follow the link for information and a slideshow from our Senior Recognition Ceremony.