Some Curry alumni gather for a photo at the 5th International Consensus Conference on Concussion in Sport in Berlin, Germany. Left to right: Thomas Bowman (M.Ed. ‘04, Ph.D. ‘12), Kevin Guskiewicz (Ph.D. ‘95), Erica Beidler (M.Ed. ‘12), Patricia Combs (M.Ed. ‘15), Tamara Valovich McLeod (Ph.D. ‘02), Professor Jake Resch, and Sam Walton (M.Ed. ‘13).

Kinesiology Program Update 2016

This has been another incredibly productive year for the Department of Kinesiology. In our 2015 newsletter we mentioAll Postsned that USA Today recognized UVA Kinesiology as a top five undergraduate program in the US for colleges offering majors in health and physical fitness. Soon after this accolade the National Academy of Kinesiology recognized UVA Kinesiology as a top ten doctoral program. We are truly fortunate to have an outstanding group of students, faculty and staff who have contributed to our national and international stature. Read More »

New Kinesiology Faculty

Sibylle Kranz, PhD, RDN FTOS

“I have worked in the field of child nutrition and on efforts to improve children’s dietary intake to help prevent obesity for quite some years now, and I completely appreciate the fact that eating is heavily affected by activity,” Kranz says. Now that she is at Curry, she will work with well-known experts in the field of exercise who can help her study these relationships and advance the field of childhood obesity prevention. Read More »

Kinesiology Alumni Spotlight

Be open to opportunity. This is the advice Dixie Thompson shares with her students but also a principle she seems to have applied to her own distinguished career. Thompson was already interested in exercise and women’s health when she followed an opportunity to the Curry School for her doctoral studies in exercise physiology. She worked with Art Weltman on an NIH-funded study of the impact of high volume training on hormonal balance and menstrual function in women runners. Read More »

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Kinesiology Student News 2016