Department of Kinesiology

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The Department of Kinesiology is very proud to announce that Ashley Sanchez was one of ten seniors throughout UNCG, given the Spartan of Promise Award from the UNCG Alumni Association. Ashley, a Senior in the Department of Kinesiology, has shown tremendous academic drive and success; renowned by her peers and faculty as  determined, ambitious, and […]

On August 25, 2017, Hurricane Harvey hit the Texas coast where it remained for four days. Houston received more rain in those four days than it does in a single year. Catastrophes like this call into question the responsibility a university to help its students in an online program. Typically catastrophes like this only raise […]

Congrats to Barrett Davis, UNCG Kinesiology alum! On Thursday, October 5, Barrett was selected for his “dream job”, Randolph County Schools Adapted P.E. Teacher! Barrett says he is “Randolph County born and bred”. He is dually certified in kinesiology and special education. Out of college, Barrett served as a teacher assistant in a special education […]

Dr. Chris Rhea and Dr. Donna Duffy were invited to give two presentations at the Pink Concussion Summit. The Summit was hosted by the International Paediatric Brain Injury Society (IPBIS) and the International Brain Injury Association (IBIA) in Rome, Italy, from 20-23 September, 2017. The first presentation provided an update on the continued research of […]

Emily Morris and Chanel LoJacono presented at the HHS 2017 Donor Celebration on Sept 28, 2017. Emily presented on Dance Medicine: The connection between Dance and Kinesiology. Chanel presented on Using Art to Study Kinesiology. Way to go! Emily: I presented my work as the graduate assistant for dance medicine and how that has impacted both […]

Congratulations to our very own Craig Parkes who presented at #PhysEdSummit 2017, a free online conference put on by Health and PE professionals.  In attendance, Judy LoBianco, president-elect of SHAPE America.  Craig presented on Occupational Socialization of Physical Educators, his current dissertation topic.  During the online summit Judy even provided words of encouragement to all PE professionals. […]

Dr. Catherine Ennis, longtime faculty and researcher within the Department of Kinesiology, has just been posthumously awards the Distinguished Teaching Aware in STEM Education. Dr.  Ennis was faculty from 2008-2017 where her research focused on physical education in urban school settings, determining what curriculum is most effective in enhancing student learning. Dr. Ennis passed away […]

Ph.D. students Yuki Sugimoto and Brittany Holland presented at the International Ankle Symposium on September 15, 2017. For more information, check out the symposium here: http://internationalanklesymposium.web.unc.edu/ ————— Yuki’s Information: The title of the presentation was “Smartphone Technology for Assessing Thigh Motion Deficits in Participants with a History of Ankle Sprains.” Ankle sprains are one of […]

Dr. William Adams’s research focuses on cranking up the heat, literally. Adams is studying the effects of heat on athletes, and is working diligently to educate and prevent injuries due to heat in athletes. His research published on September 18, 2017 highlights every State’s Health and Safety Policies on preventing the leading causes of sudden […]

The Department of Kinesiology would like to offer up congratulations to the University as a whole.  For the 19th straight year, UNCG has been named to the Princeton Review’s “The Best 382 Colleges” list for excellence in undergraduate education.  In particular UNCG stands out for offering  “strong academic programs” at an affordable price along with […]