Department of Kinesiology

School of Health and Human Sciences


JUNE 17, 2021 – In a message to School of Health & Human Sciences faculty and staff, Dean Mattacola announced the appointment of Dr. Jenny Etnier as Kinesiology’s next chair: Dear Colleagues,  We are excited to announce that Dr. Jennifer (Jenny) Etnier has accepted the role of chair of the Department of Kinesiology.   Dr. Etnier is the […]

Alain Aguilar and Lisa Almedina-McQuade were awarded the EdD in Kinesiology (EdD in KIN) Professional Development Award (2nd call), which is designed to support students seeking professional development opportunities. Alain Aguilar will attend the 18th Annual Qualitative Research Summer Intensive hosted virtually by the UNC Odum Institute. From this professional experience, he will develop his […]

The graduate school held a virtual 2021 Showcase of Scholarship in April. This online event aimed to give graduate students an opportunity to share their academic achievements with the greater Greensboro community. The students created brief videos about their research for this broader audience. One of our EdD in KIN students, Jeff Akers participated in […]

Dr. Lauren Griffin, a recent graduate of the EdD in KIN program, has accepted a new position as the Clinical Education Coordinator/Assistant Professor for the Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT) at UNCG. She shared that she is “…extremely excited for the opportunity. This is something that I have been interested in pursuing for […]

The 2021 Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) Diversity in Sport Conference was hosted virtually by UNC Greensboro April 16th-17th, 2021. In its fifth year, the AASP Diversity in Sport Regional Conference was a student-driven event targeting traditionally underrepresented undergraduate and graduate students (e.g. students of color, LGBTIQ students, students with disabilities) and early career […]

Dr. Ben Dyson, Yanhua (Eddy) Shen, Donal Howley, and Seunghyun Baek presented their study titled “Social and Emotional Learning Matters! Interpreting High-Needs Elementary School Educators’ Buy-In and Constraints with Human Developmental Theories” at the 2021 AERA (American Educational Research Association) Virtual Annual Meeting. The study was presented at a roundtable session focused on the “Examination […]

Recently, several students from the EdD in KIN program met for a virtual Cross-cohort Talk to discuss a mix of research topics, including College Teaching, Youth Sports/Athletics, Physical Activity Interventions and Programming, AT/PT Clinical Education, and Cultural Issues. The students had requested this type of program as they wanted to talk with other students who […]

2020 Summer Graduate Research Assistantship recipients presented their works at the KIN graduate colloquium, including our two EdD in KIN GAs, Eddy Shen and Travis Anderson. Learn more about them and their work: Eddy Shen is a PhD student in Kinesiology. He has been working for the EdD in KIN program as a GA since […]