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May 24, 2018

A field of 11 teams and more than 80 players turned out for the Kinesiology Club’s third annual Charity Dodgeball Tournament held in the Boyden Gym in late April.

May 23, 2018

Kinesiology alumna Clare Waterman MS ’91 was recently interviewed on CNN’s “Unseen World” program about the lives of different single-cell organisms and new studies on the human T-cells.

University of Massachusetts Department of Kinesiology
May 22, 2018

Researchers in the Muscle Biology Laboratory in the Department of Kinesiology are seeking participants for a study aimed at investigating the effects of different resistance training exercise programs on skeletal muscle function in healthy older men and women (65-75 years old).

University of Massachusetts Department of Kinesiology
May 22, 2018

The Physical Activity and Health Lab in the Department of Kinesiology seeks children and adolescents 1.5-17 years old to be a part of a research study to assess physical activity measurements using accelerometer technology.

May 22, 2018

A group of more than two dozen undergraduate and graduate students attended this year’s SPHHS Awards Celebration, where they were recognized for outstanding achievements in the classroom, in research, and through service to the community. The SPHHS Awards Celebration was held in the Old Chapel on April 28, 2018.

May 12, 2018

The School of Public Health and Health Sciences held its Senior Recognition Ceremony on Saturday, May 12, 2018 in the Fine Arts Center on the University of Massachusetts Amherst campus. The SPHHS ceremony recognized its undergraduate Class of 2018, which this year welcomed 724 graduating seniors into its ranks.

University of Massachusetts Department of Kinesiology
May 4, 2018

Members of the UMass Amherst Department of Kinesiology will be in Minneapolis for the 65th Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). They'll be hosting their annual alumni reception in the Hollow Room of The Local from 6:00 - 8:00 pm on Wednesday, May 30, 2018.

April 12, 2018

Joseph Hamill, emeritus professor of kinesiology, says athletic shoes play a key role in preventing sports injuries. In a recent San Francisco Chronicle article Hamill says, “In any sport, I think shoes are very important. The shoes themselves are designed to try and alleviate specific factors in terms of minimizing injury risk.”

April 12, 2018

Stuart R. Chipkin, research professor in kinesiology, comments in Reuters on a new study showing that while almost half of transgender patients now use insurance for gender-affirming surgery and the number of people getting this surgery as part of their transition is rising, about half still pay cash for this treatment.

April 4, 2018

The SPHHS is pleased to announce the 2018 SPHHS Research Day award winners: Aastha Pokharel (1st place), Stephanie Hung (2nd place), Carl Jewell (3rd place), and Joshua Freeman and CHristine Langton (Honorable Mentions). Haydee Jacobs was named the Delta Omega abstract winner.

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