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  • Tips to stay healthy in the new year

    Tips to stay healthy in the new year

    It’s not a bad thing that there’s this one time of year for these goals because a lot of people are thinking about making those changes. Dr. Maher, an associate professor of Kinesiology


  • FORMER KINESIOLOGY PROFESSOR, TOM MARTINEK, FURTHERS HIS LEGACY

    FORMER KINESIOLOGY PROFESSOR, TOM MARTINEK, FURTHERS HIS LEGACY

    For the past 30 years, his work through Project Effort has been modeled throughout the world. Its initial purpose was to give elementary school kids plagued with low grades, office referrals, and school suspensions a chance to participate in a values-based after-school program that would help them channel negative energy … Continued


  • Former Olympian Redefining Life After Competition at UNCG

    Former Olympian Redefining Life After Competition at UNCG

    Yeong-Jun (YJ) Seo spent most of his childhood playing ice hockey – including in the 2018 Winter Olympics where he competed on the South Korean team in PyeongChang. “As I transitioned out of the sport, I felt I wasn’t really prepared because there wasn’t a lot of support.”


  • UNCG and High Point University Collaborate to Study the Understudied

    UNCG and High Point University Collaborate to Study the Understudied

    Researchers at UNC Greensboro and High Point University are collaborating on two studies to improve treatments for concussion and burning mouth syndrome – a complex neuropathic condition that is often seen in cancer patients – also known as glossodynia.


  • Exercise May be Key to Cancer Therapy

    Exercise May be Key to Cancer Therapy

    A dozen mice keeping pace on a half-pint treadmill could be a key to prolonging the lives of cancer patients and others with chronic diseases. This is the scene in Dr. Traci Parry’s exercise oncology research lab, one of just a handful at the forefront of exploring how exercise can increase survival rates and longevity…


  • Alumna Shows Others the Magic of Gate City

    Alumna Shows Others the Magic of Gate City

    Albritton’s first stint as a resident Greensboro was when she enrolled in pre-med biology at UNCG. Her career prospects and her passion for travel took her across the country. Her focus became athletics once she switched to kinesiology and became manager of the UNCG men’s basketball team. It was on the road for a game…


  • Kinesiology Alumna Focuses on Patient’s Journey

    Kinesiology Alumna Focuses on Patient’s Journey

    Part of the job of a physical therapist is asking patients about their goals. “I can’t arbitrarily make up goals if that’s not what is important to them,” says Dr. Kelly Oschwald ’12. “I’m focusing the treatment on what’s important to the patient.”


  • HHS Remembers Trailblazer Jo Safrit

    HHS Remembers Trailblazer Jo Safrit

    Margaret JoAnne “Jo” Safrit was known for her intelligence, loyalty, and kindness. She was also known for her longtime love of UNCG. Safrit was a pioneer and an expert in the profession, writing two books on quantitative measurement that have been used for decades.


  • Supporting student veterans’ physical activity

    Supporting student veterans’ physical activity

    “Student veterans are a growing population, and there isn’t as much research or literature about this demographic out there compared to other student populations,” says Dr. Erin Reifsteck, associate professor in UNC Greensboro’s Department of Kinesiology. “Research suggests veterans are at an increased risk for chronic physical and mental health conditions. We know in the…


News

  • Why EdD in Kinesiology? A reflection from alumni and recent graduates. 

    UNC Greensboro’s Doctor of Education in Kinesiology Online program (Ed.D. in KIN) is a four-year cohort program crafted for practicing professionals with a minimum of three years of experience in kinesiology or related fields. Centered on professional scholarship and practice in leadership, advocacy, and teaching, Ed.D. students engage with current field … Continued


  • EdD in Kinesiology Social: A Weekend of Connection and Basketball! 

    EdD in Kinesiology Social: A Weekend of Connection and Basketball! 

    Students, alumni, and faculty members from our EdD in KIN program gathered for a weekend of networking and basketball, accompanied by family and friends. Before the game, participants enjoyed a tailgate in the Coleman Gym, complete with food and music. Among the attendees were Jennifer Etnier, Department Head of the Kinesiology Program, Yanhua … Continued


  • Kinesiology Grad Kemiah Williams Makes it Happen at UNCG

    Kinesiology Grad Kemiah Williams Makes it Happen at UNCG

    Being a first-generation student means to ‘make it happen,’ which is a statement I live by because, no matter if I have guidance or not, I will accomplish all that I put my mind to. Kemiah Williams


  • Welcome Ed.D. in KIN Graduate Assistants 2023-2024 

    As the new academic year begins, we have four graduate assistant students helping us in the Ed.D. in Kinesiology program. Maggie Best and Agustin Saldana are returning graduate assistants while Peyton Greco and Jane Bodinger are new to our program. Our graduate assistants are excited to be a part of … Continued


  • Celebrating the accomplishment of our Ed.D. in Kinesiology students

    Celebrating the accomplishment of our Ed.D. in Kinesiology students

    With our fall semester off to a good start, we want to pause to reflect back on our successful spring and summer semesters as many students achieved significant milestones while others started their academic journey in the Ed.D. in KIN program. A group of our students were featured at the Dissertation … Continued


  • Teamwork! Kinesiology faculty, alumni, and students working (out) and learning together  

    Teamwork! Kinesiology faculty, alumni, and students working (out) and learning together  

    Dr. Erin Reifsteck shared her experience this summer working with alumna, Dr. Amber Booker (’09 BS, ’22 EdD), owner of One Wellness Center in Greensboro. While completing internships under the mentorship of Dr. Booker, current kinesiology students Jordan Bigelow (MS, expected May 24 grad) and Zho Johnson (BS, expected Dec … Continued


  • Ed.D. in Kinesiology 2023 Dissertation Research

    Ed.D. in Kinesiology 2023 Dissertation Research

    In May 2023, the graduating class of the Doctor of Education in Kinesiology program presented their doctoral research to their peers, Kinesiology faculty members, and others at the Dissertation Showcase. The students designed the visual abstracts below to share their findings and the implications of the work with the community to help others potentially use…


  • Kinesiology Professor Shares Benefits of Sports on Kids

    Kinesiology Professor Shares Benefits of Sports on Kids

    Activities like riding a bike, “triggers hormonal releases, including endorphins that promote our brain health — reducing stress and improving sleep — and cognitive function, enhancing the ability to think,” said Alan Chu, certified mental performance consultant and associate professor of applied sport psychology at the University of North Carolina … Continued


  • Kinesiology Professor Encourages Exercise that Brings Joy

    Kinesiology Professor Encourages Exercise that Brings Joy

    “These findings seem to align with previous research that developing a habit is complex and takes time,” Jaclyn Maher, an assistant professor of kinesiology at UNC Greensboro who was not associated with the study, told HuffPost. “At the very least, these findings (and others) suggest that the old adage that … Continued


  • Ed.D. in Kinesiology hosts social for UNCG basketball game

    Ed.D. in Kinesiology hosts social for UNCG basketball game

    Students, alumni, and faculty members in the Ed.D. program got together and enjoyed a weekend of networking and basketball alongside family and friends! This was our first in-person social since the COVID-19 pandemic. Before the game, attendees tailgated in the Coleman gym where they had a great time enjoying some … Continued


  • Kinesiology “family” gathers at Nakhe conference in New Orleans

    Kinesiology “family” gathers at Nakhe conference in New Orleans

    Our UNCG “KIN” family made an impressive showing at the NAKHE Conference in early January. This year’s conference theme was “Connections: Leading for Good in a Post-Pandemic World,” which focused on setting the stage for reconnection and reflection on lessons learned, challenges overcome, and opportunities discovered through the events of … Continued


  • Fall 2022 Doctoral Hooding Ceremony: Smiles and Celebrations

    Fall 2022 Doctoral Hooding Ceremony: Smiles and Celebrations

    On December 8th, 2022, the EdD in KIN program celebrated the following graduates at UNCG’s doctoral hooding ceremony: Jene’ Baclawski, Alain Aguilar, Amber Fair Booker, and Dianne Habring-Frelich. Dr. Gill, Dr. Hemphill, and Dr. Brooks hooded these graduates in recognition of their achievements.