Kinesiology professor analyzes NFL injury rates

Kinesiology professor analyzes NFL injury rates

John Powell, associate professor in the Department of Kinesiology, analyzes the rate of injuries for the National Football League. He says the frequency of player injuries so far in the 2010 season is consistent with 2009. Read more in this Washington Post article.

Kinesiology grad competing with U.S. Olympic bobsled team

Michigan State University kinesiology graduate Michelle Rzepka will compete in the Olympic bobsled competition again today in Vancouver after finishing in seventh position Tuesday. Rzepka, who received her bachelor’s degree from MSU in 2005, is the brakeman for teammate Shauna Rohbock, who won the Silver Medal in Torino. While at MSU, Rzepka was a Big… Read More »

Kinesiology grad competing with U.S. Olympic bobsled team

Michigan State University kinesiology graduate Michelle Rzepka will compete in the Olympic bobsled competition again today in Vancouver after finishing in seventh position Tuesday. Rzepka, who received her bachelor’s degree from MSU in 2005, is the brakeman for teammate Shauna Rohbock, who won the Silver Medal in Torino. While at MSU, Rzepka was a Big… Read More »

Kinesiology student honored at research forum

Kinesiology student honored at research forum

Laura Vielbig Kinesiology junior Laura Vielbig of Gurnee, Ill. earned a First Place Award in the 2009 University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum (UURAF), held April 16 at the MSU Union. The annual event is an opportunity for students to share scholarship and creative work with the university community, and to submit their research projects… Read More »

Treadmills and tummy time: Research helps boost baby motor skills

Treadmills and tummy time: Research helps boost baby motor skills

In the Department of Kinesiology, babies are learning how to walk. This is thanks to ongoing research from Assistant Professor Janet Hauck‘s Physical Activity in Youth with Disabilities (PLAY’d) Lab. Hauck is studying infants with and without disabilities and their motor skills, such as learning to walk, to examine how these skills affect infants’ growth… Read More »