Tag Archives: Department of Kinesiology

Cover Story: A Winning Combination for Athletic Excellence and Diabetes

Cover Story: A Winning Combination for Athletic Excellence and Diabetes

Kinesiology scholar pioneers research to fuel athletic excellence—and drive change for diabetes in sports By Lauren Ebelt Upon first glance, it doesn’t look like much. It’s a clear plastic box atop a metal gurney, accompanied by some wooden blocks, cushions and a bicycle seat. Small machines with wires draping down sit on top, blinking and… Read More »

The Impact of Annual Giving: A Departmental Look

The Impact of Annual Giving: A Departmental Look

A departmental look at where your gifts add up—and how they could grow our future The College of Education is fortunate to have thousands of alumni and friends who make financial contributions to the college, many on an annual basis. We are thankful for every gift because, no matter how big or small, they each… Read More »

Undergraduate research: Challenging, and rewarding

Undergraduate research: Challenging, and rewarding

By Andrew Rabaut, senior majoring in kinesiology Rabaut is an undergraduate research assistant with the Exergames Research Lab, under the direction of University Distinguished Professor Deb Feltz. Research from the lab includes the impact of using a “cyber buddy” during a workout, using groups to increase motivation for exercise and helping to keep astronauts active in… Read More »

Quality coaching is key for quality youth sports programs

Quality coaching is key for quality youth sports programs

By: Andy Driska, Ph.D., coordinator of Sport Coaching and Leadership Online Programs, Institute for the Study of Youth Sports and instructor in the Department of Kinesiology  Given the recent success of several Spartan sports programs, you might have the impression that youth sports are in great shape. However, recent data from the Aspen Institute’s Project Play initiative… Read More »