Department of Kinesiology

School of Health and Human Sciences

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Dogs can do some amazing things, but have you ever heard of a Medical Alert Assistance Dog for a Head Athletic Trainer? Kourtney Sappenfield, a first year sport and exercise psychology master’s student had; and she decided to bring the experience to the classroom. Meet Remington, a happy Golden Retriever who is making a difference in athlete’s […]

Congratulations (again!) to Ashley Sanchez for being selected for the School of HHS Marjory W. Johnson Pre-Physical Therapy Research Program Award. Winning her second award for the 2017-2018 academic year, Ashley will begin her research in “Examining the Role of Feedback on Virtual Reality Obstacle Crossing” in Spring 2018. The purpose of this award is […]

Congratulations to Ashley Mustain, selected as a Fall 2017 McNair Scholar! Photographed: (Left to Right) Dr. Aaron Terranova; Director of Undergraduate Studies. Dr. Celia Hooper (Center); Dean of the School of Health and Human Sciences. Ashley Mustain; McNair Scholar Recipient. The Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program, one of eight federal TRIO programs, will serve […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]