Tag Archives: Kinesiology

Undergraduates awarded study abroad scholarships

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

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

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

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

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 »

Remembering professor, benefactor Janet Wessel

Remembering professor, benefactor Janet Wessel

Professor Emerita Janet Wessel, a pioneer in the field of adaptive physical education, passed away on Jan. 29, 2016 at age 96. Wessel retired from the College of Education in 1984 after more than 25 years on the faculty. She continued to provide scholarly and financial contributions toward the goals of improving health and fitness… Read More »

Making nutrition and fitness a snap for underserved young athletes

Making nutrition and fitness a snap for underserved young athletes

Spartan Performance and MSU Extension are looking to help underserved young athletes and schools throughout Michigan. Joey Eisenmann, an assistant professor in exercise physiology and director of Spartan Performance, is working with MSU Extension to train its staff members on new guidelines that will allow them to deliver basic health information, such as healthy eating… Read More »

Stroke rehabilitation assessment funded by the Center for Innovation and Research

Stroke rehabilitation assessment funded by the Center for Innovation and Research

Researchers from Michigan State University and Sparrow have been awarded $50,000 by the Center for Innovation and Research to study ways to improve stroke rehabilitation. The study, led by Rajiv Ranganathan of the MSU College of Education, will utilize a virtual reality environment to examine if its uses could benefit stroke patients undergoing rehabilitation. “The… Read More »

Feltz to be honored as Distinguished Scholar

Feltz to be honored as Distinguished Scholar

University Distinguished Professor Deb Feltz will be honored with the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity’s (NASPSPA) Distinguished Scholar Award. The award is given to scholars at least 25 years post-doctorate who have a distinguished record of scholarship, reflected in sustained and high-quality contributions that meaningfully impact knowledge in the recipient’s field… Read More »

College to host first annual Summer Coaches’ School

In June, MSU’s Institute for the Study of Youth Sports (ISYS) and the Department of Kinesiology will host the first annual MSU Summer Coaches’ School. The two-and-a-half day conference is intended for sport coaches and leaders to gather together to network, discuss and learn hands-on from experts and scientists in the field, several of whom come from… Read More »