Kinesiology Department

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The ISU Kinesiology doctoral program is ranked among the top 20 in the nation by the National Academy of Kinesiology.

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Kinesiology News from the College of Human Sciences

MacKay Hall remodeling ends, ribbon cutting scheduled
The $3.1 million MacKay Hall remodeling project at Iowa State University is scheduled to end Thursday. A ribbon cutting will be held Oct. 9.
Forker Building next to get a facelift
A $668,000 remodeling project in the women's locker room of the Forker Building is set to turn the unused space into new kinesiology research labs.
Iowa State professor aids Army with backpack injury research
An Iowa State professor is working with the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine to investigate backpack weight.
Iowa State alumna follows dream to career at Nike
Elizabeth Brock, a 2010 alumna in kinesiology and health, came to Iowa State with the dream of working for Nike and the dream came true this month.
Iowa State researchers test accuracy of fitness bands and find way to correct errors
Researchers at Iowa State work with kinesiology professor Gregory Welk to test the accuracy of a variety of fitness bands.
Iowa State aids efforts to become the healthiest state
Iowa State University and the Healthiest State Initiative are working together to front efforts in helping Iowa become the healthiest state in America by 2016.
Kinesiology uses physical education to reach out to homeschooled children
More than 85 children are enrolled in Iowa State's homeschool physical education outreach program, led by professors and students in kinesiology.
Switch encourages children to adopt healthy habits
Switch, a partnership between Iowa State University and the YMCA of the Cedar Rapids Metropolitan Area launched in February, promotes healthy eating, exercise, and less screen time for children.
  Pease Family Scholar to address global pandemic of physical inactivity
Harold (Bill) Kohl will present "The Global Pandemic of Physical Inactivity: An Urgent Priority for Public Health" at 7 p.m. Feb. 27 in the Memorial Union Great Hall. Kohl is the Department of Kinesiology's 2013-14 Pease Family Scholar. His talk is free and open to the public.
Multicultural mentors go extra mile to help children’s hospital
Multicultural mentors in the College of Human Sciences went above and beyond their assignments this year to raise money for a children's hospital, through the Iowa State University Dance Marathon.
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.org website to learn more about our local programming.