News: Kinesiology

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...

UCF Study: Judo May Help Health, Social Interaction of Children Diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Written By: Zenaida Gonzalez Kotala | January 9, 2020
Judo may be just the right sport to increase the physical activity level among children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and holds promise for reducing sedentary behavior, which is linked...

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...

Alina Swafford publishes M.S. thesis manuscript

Written By: Matt Stock | September 3, 2019
Alina Swafford, a graduate of the M.S. in Kinesiology program, recently had her thesis manuscript accepted by the European Journal of Applied Physiology. The title of the article is “No...

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...

Schellhase, Ingersoll Receive Honors, Recognition from National Athletic Trainers’ Association

Written By: Drexler B. James ’13 | August 7, 2019
The National Athletic Trainers’ Association recently recognized Dean Christopher Ingersoll and Kristen Schellhase, associate lecturer and athletic training program director, during the organization’s convention in July. Schellhase received the Athletic...

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...

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