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Articles for: Exercise Science Programs

$3.3 million grant to help children stay active with virtual reality

February 1, 2018
Thanks to a five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health, an interdisciplinary team of UGA researchers will introduce a new virtual reality system to help promote physical activity among children ages 6 to 10 year olds.

Amazing Student: Cory Amick

October 10, 2017
As an Army ROTC cadet and student ambassador for the College of Education, Cory Amick is learning firsthand the leadership skills that will take him into service for our country.

Modlesky appointed as Georgia Athletic Association Professor in Kinesiology

September 26, 2017
Christopher Modlesky, a professor in the department of kinesiology, was recently named the Georgia Athletic Association Professor in Kinesiology by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia.

New patent perfects muscle mitochondria test for diseased populations

September 7, 2017
Professor Kevin McCully's device makes it easier to diagnose and treat problems such as fatigue, muscle weakness, peripheral vascular disease and heart failure.

Kinesiology professor recognized for work with undergraduate research

March 30, 2017
Kevin McCully will be honored by CURO in April for his research mentorship and commitment to students.

Cris Escalera: 'Education can change your life'

August 1, 2016
The senior exercise and sport science major created a community health fair and works in the Biomechanics Research Lab.

Study finds childhood fitness reduces long-term cardiovascular risks of childhood obesity

May 31, 2016
A new study from a group of international researchers has identified a potentially effective tool to reduce the long-term health risks of childhood obesity: aerobic exercise.

Three students receive UGA's Presidential Award of Excellence

May 23, 2016
Three undergraduate students in the University of Georgia College of Education were honored with the UGA Presidential Award of Excellence for their outstanding academic achievements.

Three students inducted into UGA's Arch Society

May 11, 2016
Named after the most prominent symbol of the university, members of the Arch Society provide service to the University of Georgia as official hosts and goodwill ambassadors.

A passion for discovery

April 25, 2016
Student researcher Becky Baltenberger tackles muscle fatigue and upcoming graduation.

Kinesiology professor receives 2016 Engaged Scholar Award

April 14, 2016
Phillip Tomporowski believes great things start to happen when university outreach extends academic resources to meet community needs.

Graduate student competes for new national award

April 8, 2016
Doctoral student Melissa Erickson is one of a handful of students from across the country named as a finalist for the first-ever Presidential Cup.

Kinesiology faculty member honored by American College of Sports Medicine

April 7, 2016
Rod Dishman received the 2016 Citation Award for his outstanding contributions to the field of exercise science.

Study finds exercise can help enhance diabetic medication

April 5, 2016
Doctoral candidate Melissa Erickson examines the effects of exercise on blood glucose levels among patients taking metformin.

Olympian recounts long journey from orphanage to success

March 23, 2016
Hoffa discusses the hardships he faced growing up and the lessons he learned as a student athlete.

Marrying clinical practice with community service

October 7, 2015
Adapted physical education class offers hands-on experience for future practitioners.

Student athletic trainer recognized for recent accomplishments

July 22, 2015
Exercise and sport science gives students in-depth knowledge of the scientific basis of physical activity, exercise and sport. Faculty for core classes are nationally recognized experts in the field. Students in this major have an interest in human movement to enhance health and fitness or for sports performance. Students may apply this knowledge to the general population, as well as to specific populations such as children and older adults, athletes, and individuals with chronic diseases, conditions, or disabilities. The coursework, in addition to research labs and practicum experiences, allows students to pursue national certifications, professional and graduate programs, and jobs in the profession.

High school senior set on pursuing a career in athletic training

July 2, 2015
Exercise and sport science gives students in-depth knowledge of the scientific basis of physical activity, exercise and sport. Faculty for core classes are nationally recognized experts in the field. Students in this major have an interest in human movement to enhance health and fitness or for sports performance. Students may apply this knowledge to the general population, as well as to specific populations such as children and older adults, athletes, and individuals with chronic diseases, conditions, or disabilities. The coursework, in addition to research labs and practicum experiences, allows students to pursue national certifications, professional and graduate programs, and jobs in the profession.

UGA study on exercise raising kids' cognition cited on Philly.com

October 28, 2014
A UGA study showing that exercise increased cognition in children is cited in an October 26 Philadelphia Inquirer story titled, "Exercise is good for children's brains, too."

2014 kinesiology faculty presentations

October 22, 2014
A list of presentations given in 2014 by faculty from the Department of Kinesiology.