This fall, students enrolled in “KIN 394AI: Applied Kinesiology Concepts to Solve Real World Problems” left the comfort of the classroom and took their training out into the campus community in an effort to improve health and wellness across the university. In the process, they gained valuable hands-on experience in applying a variety of health and fitness concepts they learned over the course of the semester.
Three kinesiology students received awards and scholarships during the annual New England Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine (NEACSM) Fall Conference held November 7-8 in Providence, Rhode Island.
Wouter Hoogkamer, Assistant Professor of Kinesiology, was quoted in a recent Runner’s Word article about developments in foam technology in regard to efforts made toward building the world’s fastest running shoe.
From arthritis and heart failure to diabetes and menopause, many conditions are associated with muscle weakness and increased fat deposits. Now a multidisciplinary team of researchers led by Jane Kent, Professor and Chair of Kinesiology, is applying a unique approach to examine the effects of fat tissue on skeletal muscle structure and function in young and older men and women.
A group of Kinesiology department members came together to undertake the "Eliud Kipchoge Challenge." Inspired by the Kenyan distance runner Eliud Kipchoge, who broke the fabled two-hour marathon barrier in Vienna this past October in the Ineos159 Challenge, the team took turns matching Kipchoge's 13.1 MPH pace on the treadmill.
Assistant Professor of Kinesiology Katie Potter and Clinical Assistant Professor Raeann LeBlanc, College of Nursing, will present their research as part of a human-animal interaction symposium at the Gerontological Society of America’s Annual Scientific Meeting, in Austin, Texas from Nov. 13 through 17.
A publication from Assistant Professor of Kinesiology Katie Potter has been selected as an American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Editors’ Pick. The article, titled “Dogs as Support and Motivation for Physical Activity,” originally appeared in the July issue of Current Sports Medicine Reports, the official clinical review journal of the American College of Sports Medicine.
Assistant Professor of Kinesiology Wouter Hoogkamer predicts Kenyan distance runner Eliud Kipchoge will break the fabled 2-hour marathon barrier. His confidence is rooted in years of research, including a recent study he co-authored that mathematically assessed the course Kipchoge will be running in Vienna.
Five SPHHS faculty members have been promoted or granted tenure over the summer of 2019.
The School of Public Health and Health Sciences welcomes five new full-time faculty members into its ranks this academic year. New tenure-track faculty hires for Fall 2019 include Zhengqing Ouyang and Cassandra Spracklen in the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, and Wouter Hoogkamer and Amanda Paluch in the Department of Kinesiology. Elizabeth Salerno Valdez joins the Department of Health Promotion and Policy as a full-time lecturer.
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