Tag Archives: Kinesiology

Alumnus racing toward gold in Rio Paralympics

“My road to Rio has been a journey, not a destination,” said alumnus Aaron Scheidies just days before he was set to head to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to compete in the 2016 Paralympics cycling competition. “It’s been a roller coaster up and down ride.” Scheidies, B.A. ’04 (Kinesiology), will compete in the men’s visual… Read More »

Alumni help Olympians go for the gold

Two MSU College of Education alumni are headed to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for the 2016 Summer Olympics. Lori Dithurbide and Tshepang Tshube are traveling with their respective home countries, Canada and Botswana, as mental supports for athletes and leaders before, during and after the games. Dithurbide and Tshube arrived in Rio ahead of the… Read More »

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 »