News & Updates

Baker to present at North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference
Tuesday, September 30th, 2014:
Postdoctoral associate Sarah Baker, Ph.D.,  is set to present at the North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference on October 9th and 10th. The title of her presentation is: “Cardiovascular effects of an inhaled B2-agonist are attenuated in cystic fibrosis patients.” Her co-authors include: Stephen R. Karpen, Courtney M. Wheatley, Wayne J. Morgan, Eric M. Snyder, director of the […] [Read Full Story]

Magnuson serves as keynote speaker for the Fall WPEAA meeting
Tuesday, September 30th, 2014:
Connie Magnuson, Ph.D., director of Recreation, Park and Leisure Studies program in the School of Kinesiology, was the keynote speaker at the Fall Women’s Physical Education Alumni Association (WPEAA). The presentation was titled, “Praise for Play”. Magnuson believes that play is a critical element for development. It is means to encourage creativity, spark innovation, invigorate physically, refresh […] [Read Full Story]

Tucker Center research cited in Columbia Chronicle article on CBS Sports’ all-women’s sports show
Monday, September 29th, 2014:
A Columbia Chronicle article, “CBS Sports to air first-ever all-women’s sports talk show,” has cited research findings in the Tucker Center’s 2014 Emmy award-winning documentary, “Media Coverage and Female Athletes.” The talk show, CBS Sports’ “We Need To Talk,” debuts Tuesday, September 30 on CBS Sports Network in Primetime at 10:00 PM, ET. [Read Full Story]

Gao published a first-authored paper in Journal of Physical Activity and Health
Monday, September 29th, 2014:
Dr. Zan Gao, assistant professor in the School of Kinesiology and director of the Physical Activity Epidemiology Lab (PAEL), was recently published as the first author in the Journal of Physical Activity and Health. This study examined the impact of an exergaming-based program on urban children’s physical activity participation, body composition and perceptions of the program. […] [Read Full Story]

Van Iterson is awarded AHA travel grant
Wednesday, September 24th, 2014:
Erik Van Iterson, a doctoral candidate in assistant professor Eric Snyder’s Clinical Exercise Physiology Laboratory, was awarded an American Heart Association (AHC)  travel grant. This grant is only awarded to 12 accepted presenters for the annual AHA scientific sessions that will take place this year in Chicago, IL. [Read Full Story]

Dengel inducted as Fellow in the National Academy of Kinesiology
Monday, September 22nd, 2014:
Donald Dengel, Ph.D., professor of kinesiology and director of the Laboratory of Integrative Human Physiology, was inducted as a Fellow in the National Academy of Kinesiology at the 84th annual meeting, held September 11-13, 2014 in Austin, Texas. The National Academy of Kinesiology (NAK) is an honorary organization composed of Fellows who have made significant contributions to the […] [Read Full Story]

Wade and Smith serve as co-editors, publish chapter
Monday, September 22nd, 2014:
Professor Michael Wade, Ph.D., and Thomas Smith, lecturer in the School of Kinesiology, published a chapter entitled, “Variability in Human Motor and Sport Performance,” in the newly published book, Variability in Human Performance, which they also co-edited. Other co-editors include Rob Henning of the University of Connecticut and Tom Fisher, Dean of the University of Minnesota College of Design. […] [Read Full Story]

Graduate students present at ACSM
Friday, September 19th, 2014:
Alex Kasek, Masters student in Dr. Eric Snyder‘s Clinical Exercise Science Laboratory, traveled to Miami, Florida on September 18th to present at the ACSM Integrative Physiology of Exercise Conference. The title of his presentation is “Pulmonary Capacitance is Lower in Patients with Cystic Fibrosis at Rest and During Peak Exercise.” Emma Lee, Masters student in […] [Read Full Story]

Kane in MPR radio panel on issues in NFL
Friday, September 19th, 2014:
MPR’s The Daily Circuit radio program featured  Mary Jo Kane, director of the Tucker Center and professor in the School of Kinesiology, in a panel discussion of community leaders on sports issues such as concussions, corporal punishment, and domestic assault. Listen to the show: “How will NFL emerge from latest turmoil?“ [Read Full Story]

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Graduate Studies Coordinator (M.S., M.A., Ph.D.) - Marta Fahrenz (Interim)

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M.Ed. Applied Kinesiology (DAPE) -
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