News & Updates

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]

Kane on NFL violence in AP Sports piece
Friday, September 19th, 2014:
An AP article, “Female fans stand by NFL, if uncomfortably,” features Mary Jo Kane, director of the Tucker Center and professor in the School of Kinesiology, on the recent violence in the NFL.   [Read Full Story]

Emmy Award goes to Tucker Center for “Media Coverage” documentary
Thursday, September 18th, 2014:
At a gala awards ceremony on Saturday, September 13, the Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport was presented with a 2014 Upper Midwest Emmy Award in the Sports Documentary category for its video “Media Coverage and Female Athletes,” an evidence-based research project co-produced with tptMN. The film is a groundbreaking documentary […] [Read Full Story]

Allison comments on Adrian Peterson’s brand
Wednesday, September 17th, 2014:
Rayla Allison, J.D., associate director and lecturer in the School of Kinesiology, was interviewed for local news channel, KARE 11, regarding Minnesota Vikings’ star running back, Adrian Peterson’s brand and reaction to local retailers pulling his jersey off their shelves following allegations of child abuse. Nike stores throughout the Twin Cities, Sports Authority and other athletic apparel […] [Read Full Story]

TC affiliated scholar Cooky in HuffPost Live videoconference on sex in women’s sports
Wednesday, September 17th, 2014:
Tucker Center affiliated scholar Dr. Cheryl Cooky (Purdue University) appears discussing “Does Sex Overshadow Women’s Sports?” with other experts in the field in a HuffPost Live video conference. [Read Full Story]

Pierce County Herald quotes LaVoi on NFL’s response to violence
Tuesday, September 16th, 2014:
In an article, “Minnesota News Round-up: Gov. Dayton says Peterson should have remained suspended,” the Pierce County Herald quotes Dr. Nicole M. LaVoi, faculty in the School of Kinesiology and associate director of the Tucker Center, on the NFL sending the wrong message in response to the recent Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson cases. [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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