Researchers in the Physical Activity and Health Laboratory are seeking individuals between the ages of 61 and 85 to participate in a study to measure walking steps during treadmill exercise and during activities you perform in daily life.
Assistant Professor of Kinesiology Katie Becofsky was recently featured in a New York Times story about how walking the dog can be good for human health.
Kinesiology students Colleen Sands and Christopher Moore recently received student awards to attend and present research at the American College of Sports Medicine’s 65th annual meeting held in Minneapolis. Both students work in the Physical Activity and Health Lab under the supervision of Associate Dean of Research and Professor of Kinesiology Catrine Tudor-Locke.
In a comprehensive review of 38 relevant studies focused on walking cadence and intensity for adults, Tudor-Locke and team conclude that approximately 100 steps per minute qualifies as a good metric for moderate intensity levels in healthy adults, with vigorous walking beginning at approximately 130 steps per minute.
The School of Public Health and Health Sciences has awarded seventeen Dean’s PhD Summer Fellowships for summer 2018. The $7000 awards will provide support for PhD students in excellent standing to pursue their research and complete their dissertations during the summer months.
Assistant Professor of Kinesiology Julia Choi recently received a five-year, $616,057 grant from the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) faculty early career development (CAREER) program to investigate how the brain learns to control walking. She says such research will help to guide new treatments to improve walking function in people with age-related changes or neurological damage.
Kinesiologist Mark Miller and colleagues at the University of Massachusetts Amherst are seeking men and women 65 to 75 years old for a study on the effects of different types of weight training on muscle function, and whether there is a sex-specific neuromuscular system response to the training.
Researchers in the department of kinesiology are seeking volunteers for a study of how different shoes change how people move.
Student athletes Meiya Berkey, Nutrition, and Emma Roush, Kinesiology, are featured in the Spring 2018 issue of UMass Magazine.
Kinesiology postdoctoral researchers Elroy Aguiar and Scott Ducharme, who work in Catrine Tudor-Locke’s Physical Activity and Health Lab, recently held guest spots on UMass Radio’s Lab Talk with Laura.
- 1 of 6