Currently recruiting

Fair Play in youth football: Reducing injury rates through improved sportsmanship behavior
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We are looking for motivated undergraduates to assist with data collection. Students will be able to earn 2-3 credits for directed study in Kinesiology.

Perceived benefits following a sports injury

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We are looking for athletes who have sustained a severe injury (3+ month out) during the last 3 years.

Religious faith in coping with sports injuries
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We invite those who have been injured during sports or other physical activities to complete our anonymous online survey about the role of religious faith in coping with sports injuries.

Videos/Features


WII-Habilitation

Kristin Wood, SMPL UMN, 2016

Concussions: the "invisible" injury

WJAC TV, March 2016



Marathon Class 2015

All Things KINsidered, May 2015

Marathon Class 2014



Injuries, Psychology and Female Athletes

by Diane Wiese-Bjornstal, 2014

Handling mental crises in student athletes: An athletic trainer's perspective

by Physical Activity & Sport Science



Concussions and female athletes

by Tucker Center & TPT/MN, 2011

Uganda soccer coaches

Kinesiology presentation, 2011



Psychology and socioculture affect sport injury risk, consequence, and recovery in high intensity exercise athletes

Copenhagen, 2009

Psychology and socioculture of sport injury: Does gender matter

Tucker Table, 2009



Physical activity as a context for youth development

by Extension Center for Youth Development Training and Events, 2008

Developing physically active girls

Distinguished Lecture Series, 2008

News

Visiting scholar Dr. Victor Rubio attends “Baltimore’s Community Awakening” seminar in Maryland

Tuesday, May 3, 2016: Víctor J. Rubio, Ph.D., CCP, a School of Kinesiology Fulbright visiting scholar from the University Autonoma Madrid in Spain, participated in the seminar “Baltimore’s Community Awakening – The Role of Anchor Institutions and Grassroots Organizations in Addressing the City’s Health and Human Rights Issue,” which was organized in a partnership between IIE/CIES and the World Trade Institute of Baltimore, … Continue reading Visiting scholar Dr. Victor Rubio attends “Baltimore’s Community Awakening” seminar in Maryland [Read Full Story]


Kinesiology participates at 2016 Athletic & Educational Equity conference

Thursday, April 14, 2016: Several School of Kinesiology faculty—Lisa Kihl, Ph.D., Chelsey Thul, Ph.D., Daheia Barr-Anderson, Ph.D., and Yuhei Inoue, Ph.D.—and a doctoral student—Andrew White, sport psychology—will be presenting at the 2016 Conference on the Intersection of Athletic & Educational Equity (AE) on Thursday, April 21 at the University of Minnesota’s Recreation and Wellness Center. The conference is sponsored … Continue reading Kinesiology participates at 2016 Athletic & Educational Equity conference [Read Full Story]


Kinesiology alum Hayley Russell leads concussion seminar at Penn State Altoona

Monday, March 28, 2016: Hayley Russell, Ph.D., Kinesiology alumna (2014) and assistant professor of Kinesiology at Penn State University-Altoona, was featured in a news story for a seminar she conducted on concussions, the “invisible” injury. She spoke to student athletes during the university’s Brain Awareness Week. Dr. Russell’s emphasis was Physical Activity and Sport Science and she was advised by … Continue reading Kinesiology alum Hayley Russell leads concussion seminar at Penn State Altoona [Read Full Story]


Visiting scholar Dr. Victor J. Rubio gives lecture on sport injury psychology

Wednesday, March 2, 2016: Víctor J. Rubio, Ph.D., CCP, a School of Kinesiology Fulbright visiting scholar from the University Autonoma Madrid in Spain, is giving a lecture, “Psychological Aspects Involved in Sustaining and Recovering from a Sport Injury,” on March 21 from 12-1:00pm in Burton Hall, rm 227. His talk, part of the CEHD International Speaker Series, will speak to the … Continue reading Visiting scholar Dr. Victor J. Rubio gives lecture on sport injury psychology [Read Full Story]


Wiese-Bjornstal welcomes visiting scholar from Spain

Thursday, February 4, 2016: Victor Rubio, Ph.D., CCP, associate professor in the Department of Biological and Health Psychology at the University Autonoma Madrid (Spain), is currently a Fulbright visiting scholar at the U of M’s School of Kinesiology, invited by sport psychologist Diane Wiese-Bjornstal, Ph.D., director of the Sports Medicine Psychology Laboratory. Dr. Rubio’s research interests are focused on health … Continue reading Wiese-Bjornstal welcomes visiting scholar from Spain [Read Full Story]


KIN Ph.D. student awarded grant to study strategies aimed at reducing injury rate in youth football

Thursday, October 15, 2015: Andrew White, Kinesiology doctoral student, was recently awarded with a research grant through the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP). The funds will be used on a project aimed at reducing injury rates in youth football. White is advised by Diane Wiese-Bjornstal, Ph.D., professor in the School of Kinesiology and director of the Sports Medicine Psychology Lab. [Read Full Story]


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