Tag Archives: Kinesiology

Fighting the ‘dumb jock’ stereotype

Fighting the ‘dumb jock’ stereotype

College coaches who emphasize their players’ academic abilities may be the best defense against the effects of “dumb jock” stereotypes, a Michigan State University study suggests. Researchers found that student-athletes were significantly more likely to be confident in the classroom if they believed their coaches expected high academic performance, not just good enough grades to… Read More »

Students receive awards for research presentations

Students receive awards for research presentations

Multiple College of Education undergraduate students received first-place awards for exemplary research presentations at the 2013 University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum (UURAF) on April 12. The day-long event, held each year at the MSU Union, showcased students’ unique, creative work in a variety of categories – from the arts and social sciences to health… Read More »

Boosting physical activity among kids

Boosting physical activity among kids

A federal panel that includes a Michigan State University fitness expert today released a new report with recommendations to get American children active and healthy. Karin Pfeiffer, MSU associate professor of kinesiology, helped craft the recommendations as a member of the Science Board of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition. Prepared by a subcommittee… Read More »

Kinesiology scholar earns fellowship in women’s health research

Kinesiology scholar earns fellowship in women’s health research

Assistant professor of kinesiology Lanay Kazmirzack (nee Mudd) is one of four scholars selected this year to participate in a Michigan State University program focused on supporting women’s health research. The Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH) program provides faculty members with partial salary coverage and $25,000 worth of research and training activities… Read More »

Gould to receive community award for urban partnership

Gould to receive community award for urban partnership

Each year, community partners are selected to receive the Outreach Scholarship Community Partnership award at the MSU Awards Convocation. Among this year’s recipients is Dan Gould, director of the Institute for the Study of Youth Sports (ISYS). Gould, professor of kinesiology, and community partners Daniel Varner and Tim Richey of Think Detroit Police Athletic League… Read More »

Fit kids finish first in the classroom

Fit kids finish first in the classroom

Fit kids aren’t only first picked for kickball. New research from Michigan State University shows middle school students in the best physical shape outscore their classmates on standardized tests and take home better report cards. Published in the Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness, it’s the first study linking children’s fitness to both improved… Read More »

Campus fitness challenge to launch January 2013

MSU Moves Me, a program developed by Olin Health Center, Recreational Sports and Fitness and MSU’s Department of Kinesiology, will launch the Annual All Campus Challenge in January 2013. With a goal to promote physical activity, the program’s motto is: “Moving Our Community, Challenging Ourselves!” On Oct. 12, the Rock, Walk N Roll event encouraged… Read More »

Kinesiology professor appointed to national board on fitness

Kinesiology professor appointed to national board on fitness

Karin Pfeiffer, associate professor of kinesiology at Michigan State University, has been appointed to the Science Board of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition. The Science Board was formed to ensure the messages and programs of the council are scientifically sound. Members, who include researchers, scientists and physicians, advise the council on research… Read More »

Exercise may lead to better school performance for kids with ADHD

Exercise may lead to better school performance for kids with ADHD

A few minutes of exercise can help children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder perform better academically, according to a new study led by Michigan State University kinesiology researcher Matthew Pontifex. The study, published in the current issue of the Journal of Pediatrics, shows for the first time that kids with ADHD can better drown out… Read More »

Two College of Education students on Homecoming Court

Two College of Education students on Homecoming Court

Kinesiology major Sara Sherman and music education student Michelle Gaunt are among the 12 outstanding senior ambassadors named to Michigan State University’s 2012-13 Homecoming Court. During homecoming week, Oct. 8-13, ambassadors attend many functions, including the parade on Oct. 12 and the football game on Oct. 13. They began their duties during the summer, and… Read More »