Category Archives: Kinesiology

‘Weakest links’ show greatest gains in relay races

The inferior members of swimming or running relay teams – those athletes who fared poorest in individual races – showed the greatest gains when performing as part of a team, and those gains were even greater during final races as opposed to preliminary races. The new research from Michigan State University’s Deborah Feltz and Kaitlynn… Read More »

Two from MSU inducted into athletic training hall of fame

John Powell and Sally Nogle, who teach in the Department of Kinesiology at Michigan State University, will be inducted into the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA)  Hall of Fame on June 28, 2012. The honor is reserved for athletic trainers whose long-standing careers represent the best of their profession. Nogle, currently associate head athletic trainer… Read More »

Changes to Michigan teacher certification rules

All Michigan teachers should be aware of changes that will affect state requirements for renewing their teaching certification, as well as advancing from the Provisional Certificate to the Professional Certificate. All changes become effective Sept. 1, 2013. Under the new administrative rules, teachers no longer have to earn 18 credits in a planned program to… Read More »

Confucius Institute to hold Chinese camps

For the latest information, please visit http://experiencechinese.com/index.php/programs/summer-camp. The Confucius Institute at Michigan State University (CI-MSU) is holding a non-profit Chinese Language and Culture Camp for K-12 students this summer. The program includes camps at three different levels: Kindergarten through grade 5, 6th grade through 8th grade, and 9th grade through 12th grade. The camps feature… Read More »

Cyber exercise partners help you go the distance

A new study testing the benefits of a virtual exercise partner shows the presence of a moderately more capable cycling partner can significantly boost the motivation – by as much as 100 percent – to stick to an exercise program. The research out of Michigan State University’s Department of Kinesiology shows women taking part in cycling exercises… Read More »

iPads available for classes through new loaner program

The Center for Teaching and Technology (CTT) in the MSU College of Education will launch a new program this fall providing faculty the opportunity to explore the use of iPads in the classroom with their students for an entire semester. The course loaner program will provide an iPad for the faculty member and each student… Read More »