News: Kinesiology

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

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

Written By: Drexler James | 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...

CHPS Programs Gain STEM Designation

Written By: Drexler James | July 27, 2020
Programs in  the Division of Kinesiology are now designated STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), thanks to recent approval by the State of Florida.  David Fukuda The change in the Classification of...

Physical Therapy Clinical Faculty Member Helps Patients Achieve Their Goals

Written By: Drexler James | June 23, 2020
Sheila Klausner has always viewed her profession as a physical therapist as more than a job – it’s her calling. She took her passion as an athlete and turned it...

A Message from Our Dean on Our Commitment to Stand Up for What Is Right

Written By: Christopher D. Ingersoll | June 4, 2020
Dear CHPS students, faculty and staff- The heartbreaking events of the past week emphasize the significant and persistent racial injustices that exist in our nation. I share in your feelings...

UCF Experts Provide Tips to Maximize Employee Health and Efficiency

Written By: Drexler B. James '13 | June 1, 2020
Now, more than ever, it is critical for employees to take care of themselves. Several experts in the College of Health Professions and Sciences at the University of Central Florida...

CHPS Experts Share Mental Health Tips

Written By: Drexler B. James '13 | May 28, 2020
According to the National Council for Behavioral Health, one in five people will experience a mental illness in their lifetime. Mental health and mental illness are growing topics of concern...

More Than A Sport: CHPS Students Reflect on Cheerleading Championship Win, Experience at UCF

Written By: Drexler James | February 10, 2020
Winning the UCA National Championship this year was an experience the UCF cheerleading squad will never forget. Four student-athletes of the winning team are students in the College of Health...

Helping to Prevent Injuries in String Musicians

Written By: Drexler James | February 3, 2020
Thanks to a new partnership with UCF School of Music, William J. Hanney, associate professor in physical therapy, and James Sonne, assistant professor in exercise physiology, are working on a...

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