The 2013 Gopher Adventure Race: Challenges and Experiences

On Friday, October 4, over 100 Recreation, Park, and Leisure Studies (RPLS) student volunteers, numerous race sponsors, and 200 race participants embarked on the 4th Annual Gopher Adventure Race.  Modeled after the popular television show, The Amazing Race, participants engaged in a variety of physical and mental challenges while racing through East Bank, West Bank,…

Not Just Fun + Games: KIN Undergrads Give Back Over Break

Many students visit family, friends, or beaches during spring break, to relax and de-stress from their hectic school schedule. Fun and unwinding are a necessity for college students on break but some students find volunteerism and service to be just as relaxing and rewarding as a day at the beach! Here are two examples of…

Sharing Our Student Research: First Research Symposium is Overwhelming Success

The School of Kinesiology’s student subcommittee of the Graduate Education Committee hosted the first Kinesiology Research Symposium in April. The symposium consisted of two sessions of presentations by graduate students. Justin Geijer, Amanda Williams, and Lana Huberty presented in the first part of the day, while Andrea Stark, Tyler Bosch, and Patrick Wilson presented in…

Marathon Class Competes in 2013 Eau Claire Marathon

The students in PE 1262 competed in the Eau Claire Marathon on May 5. Ninety-five students started–and completed–the race! Co-instructors Dr. Stacy Ingraham and Ph.D. student Chris Lundstrom had oversight of the training, classroom instruction, physiological testing and course administration. This is the fifth year this course has been offered through the University of Minnesota’s…

Physical Activity Program: Adding Value to Physical Education

The School of Kinesiology is the proud home to the Physical Activity Program (PAP). Directed by Brandi Hoffman, the PAP provides more than 50 physical activity courses each school year. With over 6,000 student participants, courses range from basic conditioning to rock climbing to broomball to SCUBA. The program utilizes many of the University’s premiere…

Celebrating Our Olympians

Olympic fever was everywhere this past summer—and the School of Kinesiology was no exception, with four connections to the Summer Olympics in London. Alumni representing the School were former Gopher star and current Minnesota Lynx guard Lindsay Whalen (B.S., sport management, 2004); triple jumper Amanda Smock (Ph.D., exercise physiology, 2010); and Olympic Committee Member Angela…