Kinesiology

MSU research helps diabetic racecar drivers go four-seconds faster

MSU research helps diabetic racecar drivers go four-seconds faster

Two new publications from Michigan State University’s David Ferguson highlight the world of motorsports—and give critical competitive-edge insights for athletes, especially those with diabetes. “With racing, driver heart rates are at 170 beats per minute for 2 to 4 hours. They burn 2,000 calories. Their core temperature can increase to 103 degrees Fahrenheit depending on… 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 »

Study to examine learning, and relearning, to move

Study to examine learning, and relearning, to move

“Think of a golfer trying to fix a bad swing,” Assistant Professor Rajiv Ranganathan explained. The golfer already knows how to swing, how to connect with the ball—but if they want to adjust their technique, they would need to “relearn” to modify their stroke. Ranganathan, a scholar in the Michigan State University Department of Kinesiology,… Read More »

Can walking ease the sting of social exclusion?

Can walking ease the sting of social exclusion?

Award-winning research from the Michigan State University Department of Kinesiology says yes. Alumnus Anthony G. Delli Paoli and MSU researchers Alan L. Smith and Matthew B. Pontifex received the 2017 Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology Excellence in Research Award for their study that examined how and if walking could ease the sting of social exclusion.… Read More »

Engineering success: Kinesiology graduate student earns NSF Fellowship

Engineering success: Kinesiology graduate student earns NSF Fellowship

Aimee Tomlinson is known for finding, and solving, problems in an award-winning way. Tomlinson, who is studying Kinesiology at Michigan State University, was selected to join the 2018 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program in June. The national recognition was given to 2,000 scholars across the country; Tomlinson was one of nine at MSU.… Read More »

Advancing research: Sport and exercise psychology book features MSU scholars

Advancing research: Sport and exercise psychology book features MSU scholars

The latest installment of a widely used sport and exercise psychology resource for scholars features strong representation from Michigan State University, including current and former faculty and alumni. The fourth edition of “Advances in Sport and Exercise Psychology” (Human Kinetics, 2019) was published in June, and includes top international authors covering a span of research… 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 »

MSU establishes new endowed faculty positions in Spirituality, Kinesiology

MSU establishes new endowed faculty positions in Spirituality, Kinesiology

Two new endowed positions have been created at Michigan State University to focus on the holistic well-being of students through spirituality and psychological development. The first is the Foglio Chair of Spirituality in the College of Arts & Letters, which honors Father Jake Foglio, an alumnus, former faculty member, longtime priest and mentor to countless… Read More »

Give 23 for 23: Alumni board student scholarships

Give 23 for 23: Alumni board student scholarships

For 23 consecutive years, the College of Education at Michigan State University has been ranked #1 in elementary and secondary education, according to U.S. News & World Report. Several of the college’s other graduate programs are also highly ranked nationally. Many members of the College of Education Alumni Board of Directors are graduates of these… Read More »