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  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.
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.

Kinesiology Department News

Kinesiology Department News

Iowa State Daily features senior in kinesiology and health Devin Wilmott

The Iowa State Daily has featured Devin Wilmott, a senior in kinesiology and health, in a student life article highlighting three impactful ISU seniors. Wilmott is the co-founder of Happy Strong and Healthy magazine. She started her own personal training service, Train with Dev. She is also the CEO of I Conquer Everything, or I.C.E, Labs nutritional supplements. More».



Kinesiology student Alia Jamison crowned 2017 Miss Black and Gold

Alia Jamison, a senior studying in the pre-medicine option within kinesiology and health, was on Friday crowned the 2017 Miss Black and Gold by the Iowa State University and University of Iowa chapters of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity. The honor, featured by the Iowa State Daily, came during the Alpha Phi Alpha chapter's first pageant in a decade. Three contestants competed in casual wear, talent, formal wear, and interview. The two other contestants were Amber Abogunrin, a junior in apparel, merchandising, and design, and Deshauna Carter, a sophomore studying psychology at Drake University. More».



Genevieve Hepworth shares her Ireland adventure in student profile

Genevieve (Genny) always wanted to travel overseas. During the summer after her sophomore year, she had the opportunity to study in Ireland through her department's study abroad program. More».



Men's Journal features ISU kinesiology study linking gym memberships to better health outcomes

Men's Journal highlighted a study conducted by Iowa State University's kinesiology department that compared the overall fitness and health outcomes of people who did and did not have a gym membership. The research showed that gym membership owners had 14 times increased odds of meeting the current physical activity guidelines than those without a gym membership. Additionally, gym members with more than one year of membership had about 1.5 inches lower waist circumference than nonmembers. More».



Science Daily, EurekAlert! discuss NFL Play 60 program study authored by ISU professor Grek Welk

A study published in the American Journal of Preventative Medicine, co-authored by Greg Welk, an Iowa State professor in Kinesiology, measures the impact of the NFL Play 60 program on youth fitness. Science Daily and EurekAlert! cover this study, which shows fitness improvements in schools that have participated in the program for a sustained period of time. More».



TIME magazine, Men's Fitness, WHO-TV highlight ISU research studying gym membership and health

Media outlets including TIME Magazine, Men's Fitness, and WHO-TV featured a study conducted by Iowa State assistant professor in kinesiology Duck-chul Lee (DC Lee). His findings show that those with a gym membership had 14 times increased odds of meeting the current physical activity guidelines and more favorable cardiovascular health outcomes than those who did not have a gym membership. For example, gym members with more than one year of membership had about 1.5 inches lower waist circumference than nonmembers. More».



WHO-TV, iTech Post highlight kinesiology study showing correlation between gym membership and fitness

Media outlets WHO-TV and iTech Post featured a study conducted by Iowa State assistant professor in kinesiology Duck-chul Lee. His findings show that those with a gym membership were 14 times more aerobically active than those who did not have a gym membership. Lee says those with gym memberships work out more frequently, and therefore have better long-term health outcomes. More».



Pre-health professions senior Jade Weber featured in student profile

Jade Weber aspires to help athletes as a physical therapist. When she isn’t studying or working for the Iowa Wild hockey team, she enjoys going to concerts, spending time with her family and friends, and parenting her two dogs: Bear and Bogey. More».



Pre-diet and exercise sophomore Sara Martin spotlighted in student profile

Sara Martin can’t wait to help athletes with nutrition. When she isn’t studying, she enjoys working out, painting, and taking naps. More».



Student profile features community/public health junior Elisabeth Burken

Elisabeth (Libby) Burken knows she’s headed toward a clinical career. When she isn’t studying she enjoys volunteering, watching Netflix, and crafting. More».



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