Kinesiology Department

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Kinesiology News from the College of Human Sciences

College of Human Sciences scholarships support students at unpaid internships
Scholarships through the College of Human Sciences ease the financial burden on students interning with organizations unable to provide compensation.
College of Human Sciences graduating seniors to be recognized at ceremonies
The Iowa State University College of Human Sciences will recognize the accomplishments of more than graduating students in a series of events on May 6 and 7.
Kinesiology students aim to improve movement, health
Honors students in kinesiology will present research that aims to improve movement and health among people of all ages — addressing balance challenges to exercise and the immune system.
Bringing compassion to the medical field
Raneen Schulte, an Iowa State University alumna in exercise and sport science, is a physician assistant who applies science and research to help people with chronic digestive problems to feel better.
Students share stories of being military kids as Iowa State prepares to honor them
This Friday national Purple Up! for Military Kids day will recognize the sacrifices military youth make while their parents serve. April is the Month of the Military Child.
Iowa State presents research aimed at equity, awareness, acceptance
Iowa State will receive national recognition at a gathering of 15,000 peers for its efforts to improve the educational conditions of students, families, and communities.
Emotions play key role in motivating physical activity levels
Panteleimon "Paddy" Ekkekakis uses exercise psychology, studying the links between exercise and emotions, to understand what motivates people to participate, or not, in exercise.
First professors named to Barbara E. Forker Professorship in Kinesiology
Marian Kohut and Greg Welk are the first recipients of the Barbara E. Forker Professorship in Kinesiology, which will support their research on physical activity's effects on health.
Modern dance celebrates 70 years of performances
Iowa State University dancers in Orchesis I Dance Company celebrate more than 70 years of Barjche` modern dance productions with an anniversary concert the first weekend in February.
Resolving to exercise more in 2016? Iowa State experts can help you start and make it a habit
Iowa State University health experts say weight loss is not the only factor to consider if you want to stick with a new exercise routine and see results.
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.