Tag Archives: Kinesiology

Kinesiology senior Heyboer sets new women’s soccer record

Michigan State University kinesiology senior Laura Heyboer scored her 40th goal for the MSU women’s soccer team on Friday, Aug. 19, 2011, making her the top goal scorer in the history of the team. Heyboer’s record-setting goal occurred during the second half of the team’s recent game against UW-Milwaukee. The previous record-holder was Michelle Wise, who set the record at 39 goals in 1989. During her time… Read More »

CNBC features recent MSU study about fitness during pregnancy

CNBC features recent MSU study about fitness during pregnancy

A recent study, conducted by Michigan State University in partnership with Anytime Fitness and AnytimeHealth.com, reveals that resistance training can be beneficial to mother and child during pregnancy. According to the study, women in their first trimester are recommended to follow the F.I.T.T. principle: Frequency: 3 days a week Intensity: Low amount of weights and higher repetitions… Read More »

Kinesiology alumnus Booi becomes new Pirates athletic trainer

Kinesiology alumnus Booi becomes new Pirates athletic trainer

Michael Booi, a 2007 kinesiology alumnus from the Michigan State University College of Education, has been named the new athletic trainer for the Portland Pirates of the American Hockey League. In addition to providing player-related medical care for the Pirates, Booi will also assist the Phoenix Coyotes with medical services during NHL training camp. During his time at MSU, Booi was… Read More »

Meet Maria DeWitt: new kinesiology advisor

Meet Maria DeWitt: new kinesiology advisor

This fall, Maria DeWitt will join the team of academic advisors at the Michigan State University College of Education as a kinesiology advisor. Previously, DeWitt was a health science advisor at Oakland University, where she was nominated for Advisor of the Year. She has also worked as a substance abuse therapist at Salvation Army Harbor Light and a child welfare… Read More »

Should physical exams become more in-depth?

Should physical exams become more in-depth?

In Columbus, Ohio, the COSI science center is offering in-depth physical exams. The exam, which costs $50, tests each patient’s strength, aerobic endurance and flexibility, and then compares the results to the average population. The patients also receive an “exercise prescription” and meet with a fitness expert to set personally modified goals. While Jim Pivarnik, a professor of kinesiology and epidomiology at Michigan… 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 »

Gene testing to choose youth sports?

Gene testing to choose youth sports?

Companies are offering DNA tests supposed to help families decide which sports their kids will play best. But, “Genetic testing can’t measure the passion a young person has for an activity,” says Larry Lauer, director of coaching education and development at Michigan State’s Institute for the Study of Youth Sports. He tells TIME magazine that… 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 »

Kinesiology student wins best poster presentation

Kinesiology student wins best poster presentation

Kimbo Yee, a doctoral student in kinesiology, received an award for best poster presentation during the 10th Annual Pediatric Research Day at MSU. Yee’s poster described the effectiveness of Fit Kids 360, a weight management program developed by the Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital Healthy Weight Center, community groups and local advocates, including two pediatricians: Dr.… Read More »

Kinesiology professor to help shape federal policy on fitness, nutrition

Kinesiology professor to help shape federal policy on fitness, nutrition

Jim Pivarnik, a professor of kinesiology and national expert on pregnancy and physical activity, has been tabbed to help shape federal policy and drive program development on fitness, sports and nutrition. He has been appointed to the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition’s science board, formed in 2003 to ensure the messages and programs… Read More »