Tag Archives: Kinesiology

Eisenmann leads research efforts at new pediatric obesity center

Eisenmann leads research efforts at new pediatric obesity center

Michigan State University assistant professor of kinesiology Joe Eisenmann was recently named lead researcher of the new Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital Healthy Weight Center, which is expected to contribute critical information about the causes, consequences and treatment of childhood obesity. Eisenmann, also an adjunct assistant professor in Pediatrics and Human Development, studies how genetic and… Read More »

Pivarnik helps unveil national physical activity plan

Pivarnik helps unveil national physical activity plan

Michigan State University kinesiology professor James Pivarnik was on hand May 3, 2010 in Washington, D.C., as the first national, comprehensive plan was unveiled to support and encourage physical activity among Americans. Leaders across public health, transportation, government, education and business announced the plan at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. The vision is… Read More »

Kinesiology grad competing with U.S. Olympic bobsled team

Michigan State University kinesiology graduate Michelle Rzepka will compete in the Olympic bobsled competition again today in Vancouver after finishing in seventh position Tuesday. Rzepka, who received her bachelor’s degree from MSU in 2005, is the brakeman for teammate Shauna Rohbock, who won the Silver Medal in Torino. While at MSU, Rzepka was a Big… Read More »

Measuring physical activity: Pfeiffer studies issues with accelerometers

Measuring physical activity: Pfeiffer studies issues with accelerometers

By Nicole Geary Karin Pfeiffer felt compelled to promote fitness long before public concerns about child obesity reached critical mass. She was the kid in the backyard organizing all kinds of games, the high school basketball captain and the undergrad who played every intramural sport. It seemed natural to become a kinesiology scholar focused, firmly,… Read More »