Exercise & Mental Health Laboratory (EMHL)

The Exercise and Mental Health Lab includes studies examining the effect of physical activity on mental health. Studies have included randomized trials examining theory-based behavioral strategies to increase exercise among individuals at risk for mental health issues. Most recent studies have examined the effect of telephone-based physical activity interventions on preventing perinatal depression among women who are at high risk for depression.

Professor Beth Lewis talks about her research (November 2016)

Lab related news
School of Kinesiology has strong presence at ACSM 65th Annual Meeting

Tuesday, June 5, 2018: The School of Kinesiology was well-represented at the 65th annual meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) held in Minneapolis May 29-June 2. The conference attracted academicians, professionals and students involved in sports medicine, exercise science, and health and fitness from around the country.  The ACSM meeting is one of the most important […]

Kinesiology’s Prof. Arthur Leon honored in retirement celebration; endowed professorship renamed Taylor-Leon Professorship in Exercise Science and Health Enhancement

Thursday, May 31, 2018: A retirement celebration on May 30 in honor of Arthur S. Leon, M.D., professor in the School of Kinesiology, brought together current and former faculty and staff in the School of Kinesiology, Leon’s former graduate students and postdocs, and many of his fellow researchers and family members. Leon joined the University of Minnesota, School of Public […]

Lewis and colleagues publish in Contemporary Clinical Trials

Tuesday, May 29, 2018: Beth Lewis, Ph.D., professor and director of the School of Kinesiology, has published with colleagues in Contemporary Clinical Trials.  The article, “Rationale, design, and baseline data for the Healthy Mom II Trial: A randomized trial examining the efficacy of exercise and wellness interventions for the prevention of postpartum depression, examines in a randomized, controlled trial, […]

CEHD Scholarship Donor & Recipient Luncheon held April 20

Wednesday, May 2, 2018: The College of Education and Human Development hosted a college-wide scholarship donor and recipient luncheon, the annual “CEHD Celebration of Scholars,” on April 20 at McNamara Alumni Center that included several of the School of Kinesiology‘s own. At the event, alumni and friends met and learned more about CEHD and the student award recipients and […]

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