Department of Kinesiology Edition

MSU offers new & improved athletic training program

MSU offers new & improved athletic training program

Students aspiring to become athletic trainers will be better prepared for their careers through a new master’s degree program launching at Michigan State University in 2020. The Master of Science in Athletic Training features comprehensive, hands-on curriculum that meets new, national accreditation requirements. The program replaces what was previously a bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training—and… Read More »

How can you coach Gen Z athletes?

How can you coach Gen Z athletes?

Every generation of student-athletes brings changes that coaches must consider and adapt to in stride. Sport-specific factors, like new regulations, come into play, but so too do external and social dynamics such as communication skills and preferences. In one of the first studies of its kind regarding Generation Z athletes, Michigan State University scholars considered… Read More »

Education law scholar named associate dean for academic, student affairs

Education law scholar named associate dean for academic, student affairs

Kristine L. Bowman, a leading scholar of education law, has been appointed associate dean for academic and student affairs in the College of Education at Michigan State University. Bowman stepped into the role, overseeing matters of curriculum, advising and accreditation for undergraduate and graduate students, on August 26, 2019 for a five-year term. Since 2007,… Read More »

Gould named new MSU professorship of youth sport

Gould named new MSU professorship of youth sport

Michigan State University Professor Daniel Gould has been recognized as the inaugural Gwendolyn Norrell Professor in Youth Sport and Student-Athlete Well-Being. Gould, director of the Institute for the Study of Youth Sports, is a nationally recognized leader and scholar of sport psychology, coaching and student-athlete development. “Dan has a distinguished record of research, teaching, mentorship,… Read More »

Meet the student commencement speakers

Meet the student commencement speakers

Two graduating seniors were selected to address their fellow Class of 2019 graduates during the College of Education undergraduate commencement ceremony on May 5 at the Breslin Center. Jessica Kwalli, a Kinesiology major from Southfield, Mich., and Andrew Drenth, an Education major from East Jordan, Mich., will each take the stage to reflect on their… Read More »

Undergraduates present research, win awards

Nine undergraduate students from the Michigan State University College of Education received first-place awards at the 2019 University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum (UURAF). The annual event, held this year on April 5, is an opportunity for students across the university to showcase their research and creativity. More than 1,000 undergraduate students from all degree-granting… Read More »

MSU students named to national entrepreneurial fellowship

MSU students named to national entrepreneurial fellowship

Waiting for graduation doesn’t mean waiting to make an impact. A pair of Spartan entrepreneurs who have yet to graduate are among 18 young but proven innovators from across the country who were selected for a prestigious fellowship program. Brianna Makaric, a kinesiology junior and an entrepreneurship & innovation minor, and Bailey Paxton, a finance… Read More »

Austin receives Research Achievement Award

Austin receives Research Achievement Award

Ann E. Austin, associate dean for research in the Michigan State University College of Education, was recently recognized for her significant contributions to higher education research. She was the 2018 honoree of the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) Research Achievement Award, given to a scholar whose research has helped move the field… Read More »

Tratt recognized for work with student-athletes

Tratt recognized for work with student-athletes

Amy Tratt, assistant director for student affairs in the Michigan State University College of Education, was recognized for her work with student-athletes at the annual Football Awards banquet. She received the 2018 George Stephen Scofes Academic Spartan of the Year Award, which honors faculty and staff who stand out in their efforts to help student-athletes… Read More »

Baby up at night? Inactivity may be a culprit

Baby up at night? Inactivity may be a culprit

New Michigan State University research suggests babies who are less active get less sleep, something new parents may want to consider when looking for possible solutions for the long, sleepless nights. Napping doesn’t help either. In fact, babies who slept less at night, yet napped more during the day, still weren’t able to get as… Read More »