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Doctoral students embark on study tour to Botswana

Doctoral students embark on study tour to Botswana

Fourteen doctoral students from the Michigan State University College of Education are participating in a two-week study tour to Botswana from June 24 – July 9, 2011. The tour, led by Deborah Feltz,  a chairperson and award-winning professor of the MSU Department of Kinesiology, will expand students’ knowledge of physical and psychological child development, along with educational philosophy, curriculum, structure and… Read More »

Deborah Feltz named University Distinguished Professor

Deborah Feltz named University Distinguished Professor

Deborah Feltz, a professor and chairperson of the Michigan State University Department of Kinesiology, has been selected as one of 10 MSU professors to be named a University Distinguished Professor in 2011. This exclusive title is among the highest honors that can be bestowed on a faculty member by the university. Those selected for the title have been recognized nationally and… Read More »

Kinesiology research: Virtual workout partners spur better results

Can’t find anyone to exercise with? Don’t despair: New research from Michigan State University reveals working out with a virtual partner improves motivation during exercise. The study led by Deborah Feltz, chairperson of MSU’s Department of Kinesiology, is the first to investigate the Kohler effect on motivation in health video games; that phenomenon explains why… Read More »

Helping coaches deal with doping issues

Helping coaches deal with doping issues

Kinesiology professor and department chair Deb Feltz is working on a project to improve coaches’ confidence when it comes to confronting athletes that they suspect might be using performance-enhancing drugs. She is co-principal investigator with Philip Sullivan, a professor at Brock University in Ontario, Canada.  Sullivan received his Ph.D. in kinesiology from MSU in 2000. Read… Read More »