News: Kinesiology

UCF Researcher Aims to Preserve Astronauts’ Muscle Function in Space

UCF Researcher Aims to Preserve Astronauts’ Muscle Function in Space

Written By: Megan Pabian | February 25, 2021
Twenty years ago, landing people on Mars seemed like sci-fi, but with commercial spacecraft launching into space almost every month and NASA’s Mars Perseverance landing on the Red Planet last...
Research Roundup: Recent Publications By CHPS Faculty Spring 2021

Research Roundup: Recent Publications By CHPS Faculty Spring 2021

Written By: Megan Pabian | January 14, 2021
Our faculty pursue big ideas and share what they learn by publishing their research to advance the profession. As part of an institution designated as “very high” research activity by...
Director Appointed to UCF Institute of Exercise Physiology and Rehabilitation Science

Director Appointed to UCF Institute of Exercise Physiology and Rehabilitation Science

Written By: Megan Pabian | January 7, 2021
Matt S. Stock, an associate professor of physical therapy, has been named as the director of the UCF Institute of Exercise Physiology and Rehabilitation Science. The institute is the research...
Study: Using Technology-based Fall Risk Assessments for Older Adults

Study: Using Technology-based Fall Risk Assessments for Older Adults

Written By: UCF College of Nursing | December 8, 2020
Falls in older adults are the leading cause of fatal injury, and the most common cause of nonfatal trauma-related hospital admission according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Six Kinesiology Students Earn National Scholarships

Six Kinesiology Students Earn National Scholarships

Written By: Drexler B. James '13 | December 4, 2020
Six Ph.D. students in the Division of Kinesiology have been awarded scholarships from the National Strength and Conditioning Association. David Boffry, Nick Clark, Kylie Harmon and Ryan Girts are recipients...
Four CHPS Students are Members of the 2020-21 President’s Leadership Council

Four CHPS Students are Members of the 2020-21 President’s Leadership Council

Written By: Drexler B. James '13 | November 25, 2020
Four students from the College of Health Profession and Sciences join 31 other University of Central Florida students as members of the President’s Leadership Council. The 2020-21 representatives from the...
Graduate Kinesiology Student Gets Strength from Law Scholarship

Graduate Kinesiology Student Gets Strength from Law Scholarship

Written By: Camille Dolan '98 | November 5, 2020
Maxine Furtado is the first recipient of the Jeffrey D. Law Memorial Scholarship for students in the kinesiology M.S. program. Recently, she was able to meet the donors of the...
Online Jiu Jitsu Teaches Important Lesson for Students Grappling with the Pandemic

Online Jiu Jitsu Teaches Important Lesson for Students Grappling with the Pandemic

Written By: Drexler B. James '13 | October 23, 2020
When Antonio “Ricardo” Liborio, a world-champion Brazilian jiu-jitsu sixth-degree black belt, introduced the sport to the University of Central Florida in 2018, his goal was to do more than teach...
UCF’s Doctoral Program in Exercise Physiology Ranks No. 1 in Florida

UCF’s Doctoral Program in Exercise Physiology Ranks No. 1 in Florida

Written By: Camille Dolan '98 | September 30, 2020
The UCF School of Kinesiology and Physical Therapy recently earned the No. 1 ranking in Florida and ninth in the nation for its doctoral program in kinesiology by the National...
New Faculty Members Join CHPS

New Faculty Members Join CHPS

Written By: Megan Pabian | August 24, 2020
We are so happy to welcome our new faculty to the College of Health Professions and Sciences for 2020-21! Nine faculty have joined their colleagues in the School of Communication...

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