KHP Graduate Student, Alex Spencer, Receives ACSM’s 2018 Biomechanics Interest Group Student Research Award

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Alex Spencer (right) receiving the 2018 BIG award at the annual ACSM Meeting. Congratulations to Alex Spencer, a graduate student in Biomechanics, who received the 2018 ACSM Biomechanics Interest Group (BIG) Student Research Award. This award recognizes exemplar achievement by promising scientists in the field of biomechanics. Alex's research for this award centered around developing a new method to measure...
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Back Row - Seth Eckler, second from right; Ryan Mason, far right                         Doctoral students, Seth Eckler (Education Sciences) and Ryan Mason (Exercise Science), received their Graduate Certificate in College Teaching & Learning, Spring 2018. This certificate prepares graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, and current faculty for the full range of responsibilities at institutions of higher education. The 12-credit-hour Certificate, including a...
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LEXINGTON, Ky. (From UKNOW - April 5, 2018)  It’s a well-known fact that sexual desire ebbs and flows throughout the life of a long-term relationship for a number of reasons. Questions like "What factors increase and decrease desire?" and "How can couples work through those factors?" have long been topics of interest for researchers and clinicians, but dozens of studies...
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The Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE America) honored University of Kentucky College of Education student Barry Phillips as a "Major of the Year" during the organization’s 133rd National Convention & Expo in March in Nashville, Tenn.  The award celebrates outstanding undergraduate students in the health, physical education, recreation and Barry Phillips dance professions who are nominated by a...
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Participants in the Scott Firefighter Combat Challenge were from places such as New Zealand, Germany, Chile, and the U.S and Canada. They represent the top one percent in physical ability among firefighters. Doctoral student Anssi Saari wasn’t sure how he, as a researcher, would be received, but he could not pass up the chance that came his way last...
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Rena Goodwin Rena Goodwin, graduate of KHP’s Teaching and Coaching master’s program (2017) (Co-chairs: Dr. Marc Cormier and Dr. Heather Erwin. Committee member: Dr. Jeff Reese) received the 2018 Society for Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology Thesis Award from the American Psychological Association. Her thesis, entitled Self-Stigma, Attitudes, and Preferences When Seeking Mental Health and Sport Psychology Services: A Student-Athlete...
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Taylor Dinyer Taylor Dinyer, a Kinesiology and Health Promotion scholar, received the second place research award in the master’s level student division at the Southeast Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine annual meeting. Dinyer’s presentation was titled, “Low Intensity Resistance Training to Failure on 1RM Strength in Untrained Females.” Her research is focused on the examination of...
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Melinda Ickes, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Health Promotion in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion, is working with colleagues and students to implement the Bingocize® program in Certified Nursing Facilities as part of a three year project approved by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Bingocize® is a preventive health promotion program which combines the...