Kinesiology Department

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Kinesiology News from the College of Human Sciences

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.
Murdoch representing US this week in men’s hockey
When the U.S. Men’s National University Team competes this week in the 2017 Winter World University Games, assistant kinesiology professor Alan Murdoch will observe as the team’s general manager.
Hilton Chair Lectures continue this week with spring 2017 series
The 2016-2017 Helen LeBaron Hilton Endowed Chair Lecture Series — “Move for Life: The Health Benefits of Exercise Across the Lifespan” — will this week launch its spring 2017 lectures.
Study suggests gym membership to improve health, exercise
New research shows that people who belong to a health club exercise more and have better cardiovascular health outcomes.
ExerCYse is Medicine provides high-impact service learning experiences
ExerCYse, an Iowa State program, is giving Cyclones ample opportunities for service learning — and making a big impact on healthful habits.
Human sciences students call work with Dance Marathon “life-changing”
Students are taking their passion for helping people to make a difference in the lives of children with life-threatening illnesses, as leaders of this year's Dance Marathon.
Iowa State to launch new effort to mentor underrepresented students in toxicology
Iowa State, Tuskegee and Ohio State are collaborating to mentor undergraduate students from underrepresented populations with an interest in toxicology.
Three human sciences women featured in 2017 calendar
Ann Gansemer-Topf, Margaret Van Ginkel, and Britney Williams are among 12 women featured in the 2017 Women Impacting ISU calendar, which will be unveiled by the Catt Center this Wednesday.
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.