Category Archives: Kinesiology

Nearly 30% of all college athlete injuries a result of ‘overuse’

Overuse injuries – found most often in low-contact sports that involve long training sessions or where the same movement is repeated numerous times – make up nearly 30 percent of all injuries sustained by collegiate athletes. And a majority of overuse injuries (62 percent) occurred in females athletes, according to a new study published in the current… Read More »

Sport psychology: A career on the rise

Meredith Whitley, MSU sport psychology student Austin Thornton, senior and co-captain of the MSU Spartan Basketball Team, doesn’t solely rely on skill to make points when he steps up to the free-throw line; he also has to master control of his own thoughts and concentrate on the task at hand over the anticipatory whispers wafting from the… Read More »

Kids Count Radio: Lauer explains what it takes to be a good coach

Larry Lauer, coaching director at the Institute for the Study of Youth Sports (ISYS) and MSU kinesiology researcher, recently appeared on the Indiana-based Kids Count Radio Show. The program, which is produced by the Indiana Youth Institute, recruited Lauer to give an expert opinion about the important roles that coaches play in the lives of youth athletes —… Read More »

Three kinesiology faculty receive awards

John W. Powell, Sally Nogle and Dave Carrier, instructors in the Department of Kinesiology at Michigan State University, have been selected as the 2012 recipients of the GLATA Outstanding Educator Award. The Great Lakes Athletic Trainers’ Association (GLATA), provides this award to honor contributions to the education of its members. As part of the criteria, all… Read More »

Kinesiology department names new chairperson

Alan L. Smith, a leading researcher on the links between physical activity and youth development, has been selected as the next chairperson of the Department of Kinesiology at Michigan State University. Pending approval of his faculty appointment by the university Board of Trustees, he is set to begin the job on Aug. 16, 2012. Smith… Read More »