Kinesiology Department

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Kinesiology News from the College of Human Sciences

Pinpointing exercise’s positive effects on human health
What started as a $25,000 College of Human Sciences 2014 seed grant has evolved into research poised to change exercise habits.
New GRAMMY Museum grant will boost Iowa State’s Parkinson’s disease research
An Iowa State University study that will investigate the effects of group singing therapy on people with Parkinson's disease is one of 14 GRAMMY Museum Grant Program recipients.
College of Human Sciences to recognize graduating seniors at spring convocation
The College of Human Sciences will recognize nearly 450 graduating students on May 5 and 6.
Tuesday’s Creations dance outreach program to host Earth Day event for area children
The Tuesday’s Creations creative dance program will on April 21 hold a free Earth Day outreach event for children age four and up in the Forker Building’s Betty Toman Dance Theatre (room 196). Through the art of barefoot dance, children will explore the ways they can move their bodies and create with movement. They’ll also learn dances from around the world.
Human development and family studies students use virtual reality to measure stress response
Students in an Iowa State University human development and family studies course are venturing into virtual reality to intensify scientific inquiry. When Elizabeth “Birdie” Shirtcliff challenged her HDFS 640/440X Biomarkers of the Family class – a mix of undergraduate and graduate students – to create a situation that would trigger a stress response, they created a computer simulation.
College devotes more than $200,000 to help unpaid interns and student teachers
The Iowa State University College of Human Sciences has awarded more than $200,000 in scholarships over the past two years to assist students gaining work experience through unpaid internships and student teaching experiences.
College of Human Sciences students gain workplace readiness skills at etiquette dinner
Human Sciences students are making strides in their career preparation that would make etiquette expert Emily Post proud.
Human sciences students spend their spring break serving others
Sixteen College of Human Sciences students were among 59 from Iowa State University who spent their spring break doing service projects aimed at helping those in need.
Helping parents understand BMI may lead to positive changes in childhood obesity
A new study found parents were more likely to change their child’s lifestyle when schools provided educational materials along with the results of their child’s body mass index screening.
Iowa State athletic trainers mark 45 years at state wrestling tournament
As athletes compete in the 2017 state high school wrestling tournament, Iowa State University’s athletic trainers mark 45 years of support to the sport.
Kinesiology is the study of physical activity and its impact on health, society, and quality of life (American Kinesiology Association).
We are a charter member of the American Kinesiology Association.
Exercyse is Medicine The Department of Kinesiology supports the international Exercise is Medicine (EIM) initiative launched by the American College of Sports Medicine. The goal of EIM is to make physical activity and exercise a standard part of a disease prevention and treatment medical paradigm. Visit the ExerCYse is Medicine website to learn more about our local programming.