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MSU kinesiology Ph.D. program ranks 6th in nation

November 16, 2011
MSU kinesiology Ph.D. program ranks 6th in nation

The doctoral program in kinesiology at Michigan State University ranks 6th in the nation, according to a recent report from the National Academy of Kinesiology (NAK). The NAK program review, now in its second iteration, accounts for measures of faculty contributions and student performance during the years 2005-2009. MSU’s 6th-place ranking reflects an assessment...
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Lauer promotes a “winning attitude” in Parenting magazine

November 9, 2011
Lauer promotes a “winning attitude” in Parenting magazine

In the November 2011 edition of Parenting magazine, Larry Lauer, MSU kinesiology research assistant and director of coaching education and development at the Institute for the Study of Youth Sports, shared the importance of good sportsmanship among young athletes. “Kids this age are still in the ‘all about me’ phase,” Lauer wrote. “They won’t naturally say ‘Good game’...
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KIN senior Hanson trains for Ironman Triathlon, Paralympics

November 3, 2011

McKayla Hanson, a kinesiology senior at Michigan State University, has entered herself in the 2011 Ironman Triathlon — despite the fact that she only has one leg. Born with a rare form of bone cancer, Hanson had her right leg amputated when she was only seven years old. A traumatizing event at such a young age, Hanson said she had difficulty accepting that her...
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Gould tells New York Times about good coaching techniques

November 1, 2011
Gould tells New York Times about good coaching techniques

In a New York Times opinion piece published on Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011, writer David Bornstein raised several questions about the emphasized values of youth sports, and the coaching methods that go along with them. While Bornstein and several surveyed parents agree that sports should focus on teamwork, honesty, discipline and fair play, they also said that the sports instead promote competitiveness...
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Son, Feltz find that wording choices affect motivation

October 24, 2011
Son, Feltz find that wording choices affect motivation

In a recent study, MSU Kinesiology doctoral student Veronica Son and department chair Deborah Feltz have found that individuals are more motivated if they are working as part of a team, as opposed to focusing solely on themselves. Specifically, the researchers saw increased performance when the word “I” was replaced with “we” in self-talk motivational statements. “I believe in the power of ‘we,’” Son...
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Blind triathlete, KIN alumnus wins Distinguished Young Alumni award

October 19, 2011

Aaron Scheidies, a 2004 graduate of Kinesiology from the Michigan State University College of Education, is one of two recipients of the 2011 Distinguished Young Alumni Award – and it’s no wonder why. Scheidies is a physical therapist, model, public speaker and triathlete who has only 10% of the vision of a fully sighted person. Despite being born with  Stargardt disease - a condition that...
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