Kinesiology Department

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Kinesiology News from the College of Human Sciences

Honors student in kinesiology produces new children’s book
A children’s book written by a kinesiology student aims to reduce the fear and anxiety children have when going to the doctor.
College of Human Sciences to recognize graduating seniors at fall convocation
Iowa State University’s College of Human Sciences will recognize nearly 300 graduating students in a series of events on Dec. 15 and 16.
New overseas programs to help students engage in high-impact learning
Students in the College of Human Sciences will have four additional opportunities to study abroad next summer.
College of Human Sciences and departmental scholarship recipients recognized
The College of Human Sciences celebrated student scholarship recipients and donors at its annual scholarship recognition event.
Pitchford breaks barriers to exercise for youth with developmental disabilities
Andy Pitchford is improving the lives of youth with developmental disabilities by enhancing their physical activity.
Pease Family Scholar will discuss genetics of physical activity in ISU lecture Oct. 19
A federally funded scientist who researches the genetics of physical activity will speak at Iowa State University as the Pease Family Scholar on Thursday, Oct. 19.
High-intensity workouts send the wrong message, says Iowa State professor
Kinesiology professor Paddy Ekkekakis says high-intensity interval training is not sustainable for the majority of people who are trying to lose weight and move more.
Meyer leverages exercise studies to boost mental, physical health
Jacob Meyer is bringing exercise’s benefits to those who, due to chronic conditions, have unique relationships with exercise routines.
Human scientists celebrate passion for helping people
Human Sciences Week will from Oct. 2 to 6 celebrate the dedication of students, faculty, and staff to improve people’s lives.
New hire in kinesiology enhances Iowa State’s relationship with Des Moines University
Jim Lang, a new assistant professor in kinesiology, is an exercise physiologist who specializes in cardiovascular physiology.
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.