Tag Archives: Kinesiology

Video game showcases workout motivators

A Michigan State University researcher is using a video game to uncover key differences in what motivates men and women to go the “extra mile” during a workout. The study, led by Deborah Feltz, a University Distinguished Professor of Kinesiology, gave participants the opportunity to watch an avatar of themselves exercise alongside a virtual partner,… Read More »

Undergraduates awarded study abroad scholarships

Four College of Education students participating in study abroad programs this summer will have a portion of their costs covered thanks to scholarships. Dean Robert Floden recently presented the awards to the students, all of whom are traveling abroad for education and kinesiology-related studies. The college is working to increase the rate of study abroad participation for its… Read More »

Research-based exercise program helps preschoolers get fit

Preschoolers are gaining momentum to keep running–and jumping, dancing and playing–in a new research-based fitness program co-developed by Alan Smith, chairperson of the Department of Kinesiology at Michigan State University. Children and Teachers (CATs) on the Move is based at six schools near the University of Vermont, where Smith’s colleague Betsy Hoza and her team… Read More »

National education advocate to speak at commencement

Kati Haycock, chief executive officer of The Education Trust, will speak to spring 2016 graduates of the College of Education during the Baccalaureate Commencement Ceremony, starting at 4:00 p.m. May 8 at the Breslin Center. The Education Trust is one the nation’s leading advocacy organizations working to close gaps and promote high achievement for all… Read More »

Undergraduates earn first place honors at research forum

Nine undergraduate students from the Michigan State University College of Education received first-place awards at the 2016 University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum (UURAF). The annual event, held this year on April 8, is an opportunity for students across the university to showcase their research and creativity. Students presented work in a variety of categories—from engineering to… Read More »

Cancer survivor gets kinesiology lab experience

“OK, sit tight … blast off!” kinesiology doctoral student Todd Buckingham said, as he closed the door of the BodPod over Ian Anderson. For 8-year-old Ian, getting inside a machine to have his body composition measured was an exciting moment. Not scary at all for a kid who has already beat brain cancer. He was… Read More »