2014 Olympics: Gopher Style

The 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi will feature several School of Kinesiology students and alumni. Amanda Kessel (‘15), current sport management major and Women’s Hockey player, is taking the year off collegiate hockey to train for Olympics as a forward. Megan Bozek, a sport management graduate (‘13) and previous Women’s Hockey player, will be playing…

Student Snapshot w/ Hayley Russell

Meet: Hayley Russell, Ph.D. Candidate Hometown: Pictou, Nova Scotia, Canada Studies: Sport and Exercise Psychology I came to the University of Minnesota because I knew the University of Minnesota had a great Kinesiology program where I would gain knowledge and experience in teaching and research from some of the leading experts in Sport and Exercise…

Three Cheers for Marta: More than a Graduate Studies Coordinator

Marta Fahrenz is the one of the driving forces behind the doctoral program in the School of Kinesiology and will be greatly missed as her last term as the graduate studies coordinator approaches. Marta is retiring this February after a decade of incredible work. As the graduate studies coordinator for the Masters of Science, Arts,…

Featured Program: Doctorate in Kinesiology

The School of Kinesiology offers a nationally ranked Ph.D. program in kinesiology with its five different concentrations: biomechanics and neuromotor control, exercise physiology, perceptual-motor control and learning, physical activity and sport science, and sport management. Because there is such a variety in concentrations, professors and students have the option to be engaged in a range…

Remembering Joy Johnson

Joy Kratzke Johnson alumna of the School of Kinesiology sadly passed away the day after running her 25th New York City Marathon on November 3, 2013. She was the oldest female finisher at 86 years old and impressively completed the marathon in 7:57:41. Joy earned her B.S. in Physical Education (’52) from the Department of…

The Strange Impacts of Body Sway

New research and individuals experiencing motion sickness from iOS 7 and other screen activities has heightened awareness of the issue—and has heightened awareness of the research of the Affordance Perception-Action Laboratory (APAL) and its director, Dr. Thomas A. Stoffregen. APAL researches the relationships between perception, action, and the surrounding environment. Two topics explored in the…

Collaborating Across Campuses … and Species

The Human Sensorimotor Control Lab (HSCL) is known for impressive research on the human body, but this fall members of the HSCL have undertaken a unique and collaborative project with horses. The HSCL teamed up with the University of Minnesota’s highly ranked Department of Veterinary Population Medicine (VPM) to study what causes shivers in horses.…