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Articles for: Department of Kinesiology

When small movements make a big difference

February 13, 2018
New study looks at how vibration can help children with cerebral palsy.

There’s no shame in sweat, says kinesiology department head

February 8, 2018
Janet Buckworth’s comments in Women’s Health Magazine support larger idea of sweat as something to be embraced.

$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.

College of Education student-athletes inducted into leadership academy

December 20, 2017
Three student-athletes were recently inducted into Georgia’s Student-Athlete Leadership Academy for their academic and athletic success, leadership, and campus and community service involvement.

Want that second piece of pie? Take a quick stroll to help handle the carbs

November 27, 2017
College of Education studies find even a 15-minute walk will help with blood-sugar levels.

A way to perk up your day with a jolt of exercise

November 8, 2017
The next time you head to the vending machine for a can of caffeinated soda, just keep on walking—that exercise will likely wake you up more than the drink.

Erasing the line between learning and play

November 8, 2017
What if a child's energy release can also help reinforce what’s being learned in the classroom? An ongoing project explores this effect.

Sport management takes hold in an emerging market

November 8, 2017
A new partnership he formed with China’s Southwest University of Finance and Economics is well timed, offering a unique opportunity for both University of Georgia students as well as Chinese scholars.

State-of-the-art lab opens for athletic training students

October 20, 2017
A new donation helps enhance the learning experience by funding realistic mannequins to help simulate injuries and examinations.

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.

Assistantship helps research on African-American male success

September 21, 2017
A graduate assistantship awarded to a College of Education doctoral student will help investigate how institutions recruit, retain and support African-American men.

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 helps researchers go digital to increase kids' physical activity

September 6, 2017
Children ages 6 to 10 will wear a personal fitness tracker and set physical fitness goals.

Georgia legislators, staff get update on concussion research

August 28, 2017
This year's federal legislative retreat featured a stop at the indoor football practice facility for a kinesiology presentation.

Assistant professor quoted on estimated value of Houston Rockets

July 20, 2017
Steven Salaga explains why the team's ability to create positive buzz with ticket sales and TV ratings is essential for creating stability.

Faculty member works to spread word about heat-related illness

June 16, 2017
Bud Cooper, clinical associate professor in the department of kinesiology, is one of several professionals behind The Heat Factor, a new website dedicated to sharing information about heat-related illness.

Alumni spotlight: Brig. Gen. Maureen LeBoeuf

May 1, 2017
Picking up a pamphlet can change your life

Letter of recommendation: Working alongside friends and family

May 1, 2017
Former doctoral student Elizabeth Hathaway shares one of her memories from the Ramsey Center.

Skip the soda, opt for the stairs to feel more energized

April 21, 2017
A midday jolt of caffeine isn't as powerful as walking up and down some stairs, according to new research from the University of Georgia.