Kinesiology Department

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  • World-class faculty
  • An accredited athletic training program
  • Real-world experience
  • State-of-the-art laboratories
  • Ground-breaking research

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Kinesiology News from the College of Human Sciences

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.
Iowa State alumnus opens flagship store in New York City
Huxley native Todd Snyder, one of Iowa State’s most celebrated and well-known menswear fashion designers, is inspiring students with the opening of his flagship store in New York City.
Students to receive special honors at fall College of Human Sciences convocation
The Iowa State University College of Human Sciences will recognize accomplishments of nearly 110 graduating students in a series of events Dec. 16 and 17.
New physical activity and health promotion option to grow kinesiology department
Iowa State’s kinesiology department will add a new physical activity and health promotion option under the kinesiology and health major.
Duwenhoegger driven by strong desire to help others, both overseas and on campus
Allie Duwenhoegger, a senior in kinesiology and health, has grown through experiences with study abroad and the kinesiology peer mentor program.
The wonder drug for preventing chronic illness the focus of Hilton Chair Lecture
I-Min Lee, a leading researcher on how physical activity can prevent diseases and enhance longevity, will kick off the 2016 Hilton Chair Lecture Series.
Iowa State internships aim to secure employment for youth with disabilities
Four youth with disabilities are this fall gaining hands-on work experience through Project SEARCH internships with the Iowa State University College of Human Sciences.
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.