Tag Archives: Kinesiology

Cyber exercise partners help you go the distance

A new study testing the benefits of a virtual exercise partner shows the presence of a moderately more capable cycling partner can significantly boost the motivation – by as much as 100 percent – to stick to an exercise program. The research out of Michigan State University’s Department of Kinesiology shows women taking part in cycling exercises… Read More »

Female and younger athlete take longer to overcome concussions

New research out of Michigan State University reveals female athletes and younger athletes take longer to recover from concussions, findings that call for physicians and athletic trainers to take sex and age into account when dealing with the injury. The study, led by Tracey Covassin of MSU’s Department of Kinesiology, found females performed worse than… Read More »

Kinesiology graduate Dana Voelker wins scholarship

Dana Voelker, a new graduate of the kinesiology doctoral program in the College of Education, was selected to receive the Ruth Abernathy Presidential Scholarship from the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD.) The scholarship is annually awarded to recognize students who have achieved academic excellence, showcased leadership in the profession of physical… Read More »

Graduating with excellence: Students receive GPA and service awards

Eight students from the MSU College of Education have recently received the Highest Academic Achievement Award for completing their undergraduate degrees with superior grade point averages. Each recipient will be recognized during the college’s undergraduate commencement ceremony, which will take place on Sunday, May 6 in the Breslin Center. The Highest Academic Achievement Award winners are: Amy Dunn,… Read More »

Soccer star Laura Heyboer continues play after season cancellation

Photo courtesy of Michigan State Athletic Communications Laura Heyboer, all-time leading scorer in Michigan State Women’s Soccer history, went from being drafted into the professional leagues in January, to being told that the women’s American pro season had been cancelled for the year only two weeks later. In her third year as a kinesiology student in the… Read More »

Kinesiology department honors 2012 award recipients

The Michigan State University Department of Kinesiology honored the following individuals during its17th annual awards luncheon on April 13, 2012: Bonnie Smoak – Alumni Professional Achievement Award Bonnie Smoak earned a Ph.D. in Exercise Physiology from the College of Education in 1985, and has spent her career focusing on emerging pathogens and infectious disease surveillance systems on… Read More »