Tag Archives: Kinesiology

Undergraduates win awards at MSU research fair

Undergraduates win awards at MSU research fair

Nine undergraduates from the College of Education received first-place awards at the 2015 University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum (UURAF) at MSU on April 10. The annual springtime event is held at the MSU Union as an opportunity for students across the university to showcase scholarship and creativity. Students presented original work in a variety of… Read More »

Two kinesiology instructors receive teaching citations

Two kinesiology instructors receive teaching citations

Two doctoral students in kinesiology received Excellence in Teaching Citations from Michigan State University on Feb. 10, 2014. The awards were administered during the annual All-University Awards, in which faculty and teaching assistants were honored for their education and research contributions to the university. The Excellence in Teaching Citations were given to six individuals who distinguished… Read More »

Mom’s exercise habits good for blood pressure in kids

Mom’s exercise habits good for blood pressure in kids

It’s been well established among doctors and researchers alike, that babies with lower birth weight have a greater risk of having high blood pressure later in life. However, a Michigan State University study is the first to suggest that the exercise habits of expecting moms can actually reverse this long-standing belief and possibly lower a… Read More »

Homecoming: Meet MSU’s first starting black quarterback

Homecoming: Meet MSU’s first starting black quarterback

College of Education alumnus Jimmy Raye, MSU’s first starting black quarterback, will be on campus this week in honor of Homecoming festivities and Project 60/50. Raye will be featured during a special meet-and-greet event from 4:00 to 5:15 p.m., Friday, Sept. 26 at the corner of Farm and Shaw Lanes. Raye was one of the… Read More »

Exercise before school may reduce ADHD symptoms in kids

Exercise before school may reduce ADHD symptoms in kids

Paying attention all day in school as a kid isn’t easy, especially for those who are at a higher risk of ADHD, or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. A new study from Michigan State University and University of Vermont researchers shows that offering daily, before-school, aerobic activities to younger, at-risk children could help in reducing the… Read More »

Want a higher GPA in college? Join a gym

Want a higher GPA in college? Join a gym

For those students looking to bump up their grade point averages during college, the answer may not be spending more time in a library or study hall, but in a gym. New Michigan State University research shows that students who were members of the recreational sports and fitness centers on MSU’s campus during their freshman… Read More »

Advisor Amy Tratt wins state honor

Advisor Amy Tratt wins state honor

Michigan State University’s Amy Tratt has received the 2014 Outstanding Academic Advisor Award from the Michigan Academic Advising Association (MIACADA). She was honored during the association’s conference May 30 at Central Michigan University. Tratt is the lead advisor, overseeing a group of four advisors, working with students majoring in Kinesiology and Athletic Training in the… Read More »

Kinesiology professor receives national citation award

Kinesiology professor receives national citation award

James Pivarnik, professor in Michigan State University’s Department of Kinesiology, has received the American College of Sports Medicine’s Citation Award. The prestigious award is granted to individuals who have made significant and important contributions in the areas of sports medicine and exercise science related to research, scholarship, clinical care and educational services. As an exercise… Read More »

‘I can’ mentality goes a long way after childbirth

‘I can’ mentality goes a long way after childbirth

The way a woman feels about tackling everyday physical activities, including exercise, may be a predictor of how much weight she’ll retain years after childbirth says a Michigan State University professor. James Pivarnik, a professor of kinesiology and epidemiology at MSU, co-led a study that followed 56 women during pregnancy and measured their physical activity… Read More »

Out of shape? Your memory may suffer

Out of shape? Your memory may suffer

Here’s another reason to drop that doughnut and hit the treadmill: A new study suggests aerobic fitness affects long-term memory. Michigan State University kinesiology and psychology researchers tested 75 college students during a two-day period and found those who were less fit had a harder time retaining information. “The findings show that lower-fit individuals lose… Read More »