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)

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Kinesiology student Nicolas Mendivil chosen to represent McNair Scholars program at national fair

Friday, September 7, 2018: Nicolas Mendivil, Kinesiology B.S. student, is one of seven McNair Scholars selected to represent the University of Minnesota McNair Scholars program at the 27th Annual National McNair Research and Graduate Fair  October 19-21 in Schaumburg, IL, at the Renaissance Hotel. Nicolas is advised by Kinesiology professor and director Beth Lewis, Ph.D., for the McNair Scholars program. The U of M’s TRIO McNair program is one of […]

Kinesiology TRIO McNair Scholars present at annual Ronald E. McNair Research Symposium

Monday, August 13, 2018: Two School of Kinesiology undergraduates studying for their Kinesiology B.S. degrees presented their research posters at the Twenty-Seventh Annual Ronald E. McNair Research Symposium last Tuesday, August 7 in the Mississippi Room at Coffman Memorial Union. Over that past year, Nicolas Mendivil and Samantha Mussehl, 2018 McNair Scholars, have worked with faculty mentors on their […]

TRIO McNair Scholars present undergraduate research

Wednesday, August 8, 2018: The 2018 University of Minnesota TRIO Ronald E. McNair Scholars presented their summer research in August at the annual poster research symposium. The poster session highlighted the research efforts of  20 McNair scholars, including five CEHD undergraduates and five CEHD faculty mentors. The McNair Scholars program is one of three U.S. Department of Education funded TRIO programs housed […]

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 […]

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