Tag Archives: Kinesiology

Smith inducted into National Academy of Kinesiology

Alan L. Smith, chairperson of the Department of Kinesiology in Michigan State University’s College of Education, has been elected as a member of the National Academy of Kinesiology. The election is a significant honor for scholars and leaders in the field, granted only to a select few professionals who are held in high esteem by… Read More »

‘Weakest links’ show greatest gains in relay races

The inferior members of swimming or running relay teams – those athletes who fared poorest in individual races – showed the greatest gains when performing as part of a team, and those gains were even greater during final races as opposed to preliminary races. The new research from Michigan State University’s Deborah Feltz and Kaitlynn… Read More »

Two from MSU inducted into athletic training hall of fame

John Powell and Sally Nogle, who teach in the Department of Kinesiology at Michigan State University, will be inducted into the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA)  Hall of Fame on June 28, 2012. The honor is reserved for athletic trainers whose long-standing careers represent the best of their profession. Nogle, currently associate head athletic trainer… Read More »

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 »