Department of Kinesiology

School of Health and Human Sciences

Research: Labs


Applied Neuromechanics Research Laboratory (ANRL) – The focus of this lab is on lower extremity neuromechanics and injury risk.


Balance Analysis and Training Laboratory (BAT) – This lab focuses on the control and rehabilitation of balance.


Cardiac Metabolism Laboratory (CM) – The focus of this lab is on understanding function, metabolism, and intrinsic adaptations of the heart. The primary experimental models used in this lab are the isolated perfused rat heart and mitochondria.


Community Youth and Sport Development Laboratory (CYSD) – This lab focuses on pedagogical approaches to teaching life skills and leadership development through youth sports.


Exercise and Endocrinology Laboratory (E2) – The focus of this lab is the impact of either acute exercise or chronic training, disease or injury on the endocrine system.


Exercise and Neurocognitive Health Laboratory (ENH) – The focus of this lab is to better understand the relation of physical activity behavior to cognition and brain function in children and young adults.


Exercise Physiology Research Laboratory (EPR) – The focus of this lab is the influence of exercise on regulation of antioxidant defense mechanisms, inflammatory processes, glucose sensitivity regulatory processes, and more.


Hydration, Environment, and Thermal (H.E.A.T) Stress Lab – The focus of the H.E.A.T Stress Lab is the impact of thermal stress and alteration of total body water/fluid regulation on human health and performance.


Motor Behavior Laboratory (MB) – This lab focuses on all aspects of human motor behavior, including balance and postural control.


Pedagogical Kinesiology Research Laboratory (PK) – This lab focuses on conducting research projects, offering graduate-level courses, and having research team meetings related to pedagogical kinesiology.


Physical Activity and Cognition Laboratory (PAC) – The focus of this lab is on improving our understanding of the effects of physical activity on cognitive performance.


Physical Activity and Lifetime Wellness (PALW) – This lab focuses on understanding and promoting lifetime physical activity, health, and well-being across the lifespan. Ongoing research projects investigate the psychosocial factors underlying health behaviors with an emphasis on translating research into practice to foster meaningful behavior change.


Social Psychology and Physical Activity Laboratory (SPPA) – This lab’s research emphasizes quality of life within community-based programs that promote physical activity and healthy lifestyles for all.


Virtual Environment for Assessment and Rehabilitation Laboratory (VEAR) – The focus of this lab is to understand the role of complex behavior in gait and posture control, and to develop novel rehabilitation interventions to enhance motor behavior—including the use of virtual reality and smartphone technology.

2019 Cohort Proposals

The 2019 cohort came to campus and presented their dissertation proposals in front of their advisors and colleagues. Between proposals, debriefs and other programming, students visited the Civil Rights Museum and the Greensboro Science Center. There were many great learning opportunities presented as well as some much needed in person time amongst peers and colleagues. […]

Dr. William Karper Retires After 44 Years at UNCG

After an impressive 44 years of service to UNC Greensboro, Dr. William Karper retired from the Department of Kinesiology in May, 2022.  During his tenure at UNCG, Dr. Karper has made numerous and valuable contributions to the department, school, and university that have ranged across teaching and advising, research, curriculum development, and institutional service and […]

Dissertation Showcase and Doctoral Hooding

The EdD in KIN program hosted a dissertation showcase for our students to allow them to share the exciting research they have been doing. Students presented their dissertation findings in a “lightning talk” format. It was a great opportunity for attendees (in person or on zoom), to learn more about the exciting and important work, […]

KIN Grad Programs Virtual Open House

You’re invited to the Kinesiology Department’s Graduate Virtual Open House!  When:  May 16, 2022 from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm EST RSVP – Zoom Link will be provided with an affirmative RSVP.

EdD Student Opens Wellness Center

Amber Fair Booker, a 4th year student in the EdD Kinesiology Program recently opened the One Wellness Center (OWC). OWC’s focus is to allow patients to be heard and not just seen, to treat individuals instead of just  their medical condition, and to create a space where people feel supported and guided in their wellness […]

Dr. DeAnne Brooks Presents on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion at SEACSM

Our colleague Dr. DeAnne Brooks recently  presented at the South East American College of Sports Medicine (SEACSM) Conference. Her presentation was a collaboration with Dr. Jared Russel of Auburn University and Dr. TJ Exford of NC A&T State University  titled “Thinking Strategically About Organizational Diversity: Promising Practices and Action Steps for Kinesiology Units.” The presentation […]

KIN Colloquium: Centering Culture in KIN Scholarship

We at UNCG were privileged to have Dr. Natalie Welsh and Dr. Ketra Armstrong lead a KIN colloquium on centering culture in KIN scholarship. Dr. Welsh is a member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and has committed her life’s work to the education and promotion of Native American athletes and athletics. Dr. Welsh […]

EdD in KIN presents at the National Academy of Kinesiology in Higher Education

EdD in KIN presents at the National Academy of Kinesiology in Higher Education Several of our EdD in KIN students recently presented at the National Academy in Higher Education (NAKHE) Conference 2022 that focused on the effective use of technology in these difficult times. Crystal Reimer presented a Virtual Poster Presentation titled “Mindfulness in PE: […]

EdD in KIN Professional Award Winners Jan 2022

We are excited to share that three of our EdD colleagues have recently won KIN Professional Awards! Nori Pennisi, Joel Frye, and Tim Howley will all receive funding to help them pursue educational opportunities that will further enhance their professional and academic careers. Each of our colleagues shared their plans for the funding with us, […]

Dec 2021 Hooding and Celebration

In December, the EdD in KIN program celebrated the accomplishments of six graduates at the Greensboro Coliseum for the UNCG Doctoral Hooding Ceremony. Many traveled from other states and cities to be able to walk across the stage and participate in this event. After many years of hard work, our six graduates were able to […]

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