Department of Kinesiology

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 »

Alumnus inducted into National Academy of Kinesiology

Alumnus inducted into National Academy of Kinesiology

Three-time Michigan State University graduate Anthony Kontos was one of 13 members inducted into the prestigious National Academy of Kinesiology this fall. The designation is a celebration of distinguished scholarship and leadership in the field, and is notable, with the NAK limiting membership to 165 active fellows, including several current and former MSU faculty and… Read More »

Kinesiology grad earns prestigious, national award

Kinesiology grad earns prestigious, national award

Christopher Hill, a 2018 alumnus of Michigan State University, was recently recognized with the prestigious American Kinesiology Association (AKA) National Doctoral Scholar Award. The annual AKA Scholar Awards recognize doctoral scholars at the national level for their accomplishments; Hill was recognized as the top student scholar with the most distinguished academic and leadership record among… Read More »

Clarence Underwood to speak at commencement

Clarence Underwood to speak at commencement

Distinguished alumnus Clarence Underwood, Jr., a veteran educator and leader for student-athletes, will speak to spring 2018 graduates of the Michigan State University College of Education on May 6. Underwood taught in the East Lansing elementary and middle schools, played many different roles in the Big Ten Conference and worked for the MSU Athletics Department,… 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 »

Examining the differences between male, female race car drivers

Examining the differences between male, female race car drivers

Ongoing research from the Michigan State University Department of Kinesiology aims to determine the differences in physiological stressors in female and male race car drivers. The research is the latest from Assistant Professor David Ferguson. Racing is among Ferguson’s research specialties; another study on advancing athletic excellence and diabetes research in race car drivers was… Read More »

Doctoral students honored for leadership

Doctoral students honored for leadership

Three doctoral students in the Michigan State University College of Education received a 2016-17 COGS Disciplinary Leadership Award on Feb. 15, 2017. COGS—the Council of Graduate Students at MSU—presents the awards to students in the Graduate School who have demonstrated leadership in their fields on a local, state, regional, national and/or international level while enrolled as a… Read More »

Remembering kinesiology leader Gale Mikles

Remembering kinesiology leader Gale Mikles

Gale E. Mikles, a Michigan State University alumnus, former wrestler and longtime faculty member in the College of Education, passed away on Jan. 17, 2017. Mikles came to MSU as a wrestler, winning several championships and earning induction into the MSU Athletic Hall of Fame in 1992. He earned his bachelor’s in agriculture and natural resources… Read More »

Alumnus racing toward gold in Rio Paralympics

Alumnus racing toward gold in Rio Paralympics

“My road to Rio has been a journey, not a destination,” said alumnus Aaron Scheidies just days before he was set to head to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to compete in the 2016 Paralympics cycling competition. “It’s been a roller coaster up and down ride.” Scheidies, B.A. ’04 (Kinesiology), will compete in the men’s visual… Read More »