Tag Archives: Kinesiology

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

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 »

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 »