News: Kinesiology

New Kinesiology Scholarship Honors Strength and Conditioning Coach

Written By: CAMILLE DOLAN ‘98 | September 16, 2019
Who was Jeffrey D. Law? With his right hand extended, the stranger with a dimpled smile would frequently introduce himself with the following salutation: “Jeffrey D. Law – the D...

Internationally Known Martial Artist to Teach Brazilian Jiu-jitsu this Fall

Written By: CAMILLE DOLAN ‘98 | August 23, 2019
Class Name PEM 2402, Beginning Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and PEM 2403, Intermediate Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Instructor Ricardo Libório, an internationally known martial artist, co-founder of American Top Team and Brazilian Top Team and...

UCF Partners with The Paragon School to Develop Health Promotion Interventions for Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Written By: CAMILLE DOLAN ‘98 | July 31, 2019
When Jeanette Garcia, an assistant professor in the School of Kinesiology and Physical Therapy was in grade school and high school in Pittsburgh, she noticed that students were split into...

First Kinesiology Student Accepted into DeVos Sport Business Management Program

Written By: Drexler B. James ’13 | July 17, 2019
When Gabriella Pacetti ’19 BS found out she had been accepted into the DeVos Sport Business Management Program at UCF, she was shocked. “I was like ‘Do they have the...

Graduate Students Win UCF and College Awards for Outstanding Research, Teaching

Written By: Camille Dolan '98 and Karen Guin | April 1, 2019
Michael La Monica ’18Ph.D. is the recipient of UCF’s 2018-19 award for Outstanding Dissertation in the Social Science, Humanities, Education, Business, Art and Health category. He completed his doctorate in...

UCF Elite Athletes Make the Grade

Written By: CAMILLE DOLAN ‘98 | March 18, 2019
Elite athletes Natalia Coelho and Mattie Rogers have never met, but they share at least three things in common. Both are majoring in sport and exercise science, maintain 4.0 grade-point averages,...

Kinesiology Students Win Competitive National Scholarships

Written By: Drexler B. James '13 | February 4, 2019
Six students in the School of Kinesiology and Physical Therapy have each won a $1,500 scholarship from the National Strength and Conditioning Association Foundation. Nicholas Coker, Nicolas Clark, Kylie Harmon,...

UCF Sports Scientist Says GPS Is Changing the Game

Written By: David Janosik | October 23, 2018
UCF Sports Science Director Michael Redd (Ph.D. in exercise science, ’18) recently visited the Fox 35 News studio in Orlando to describe his use of GPS to monitor the university’s...

UCF Athletics, Kinesiology Program Team Up for Student-Athletes’ Well-Being

Written By: Karen Guin | September 11, 2018
Athletics Director Danny White (left) and Interim Dean Jeffrey Stout UCF Athletics and the university’s new School of Kinesiology and Physical Therapy are partnering to enhance the well-being and performance...

UCF Grad Draws Inspiration from The Rock

Written By: Jenna Lee | August 2, 2018
As soon as Heather Robison saw the inspiring words from Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, she knew the quote was meant to adorn her UCF graduation cap: “Think back 5 yrs...