News

August 14, 2018

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.

UMass Amherst Assistant Professor of Kinesiology Katie Becofsky
July 25, 2018

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.

July 23, 2018

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.

University of Massachusetts Department of Kinesiology Professor and Chair Catrine Tudor-Locke
July 19, 2018

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.

University of Massachusetts Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences
July 17, 2018

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.

UMass Amherst Assistant Professor of Kinesiology Julia Choi
July 2, 2018

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.

June 22, 2018

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.

University of Massachusetts Department of Kinesiology
June 22, 2018

Researchers in the department of kinesiology are seeking volunteers for a study of how different shoes change how people move.

June 20, 2018

Student athletes Meiya Berkey, Nutrition, and Emma Roush, Kinesiology, are featured in the Spring 2018 issue of UMass Magazine. 

June 8, 2018

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.

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