My Doctoral Journey in Kinesiology & Health Promotion

Dr. Lauren Willis I completed my undergraduate degree in Health and Physical Education at a private, Christian university in 2012 and went on to complete two more master degrees at the same institution before applying for a doctoral program at the University of Kentucky. Coming from a small, private college … Read More

Congratulations KHP Class of 2020!

A message from Heather Erwin, Ph.D. Chair, Kinesiology & Health Promotion   Congratulations to the resilient class of 2020!! We are so proud of your accomplishments, and we are so grateful you are part of our KHP family. You will always be remembered for finishing strong during an unprecedented, unknown, … Read More

What’s in an Athletic Contract?

by Justin Nichols, Ed.D. Know someone who has recently signed an athletic contract or might be signing one soon? For many of us who have experience with contracts and employment, there are some basic elements that exist for all binding contracts: offer acceptance considerations legality capacity This holds true across … Read More

Happiness Rocks!

The Art of Happiness: Learning How to Live a Healthier Happier Life by Shelly Krajny The Art of Happiness course, also known as KHP 509, is a health promotion elective in the Department of Kinesiology & Health Promotion that examines the teachings of the Dalai Lama and how these principles … Read More

1% Better

Fast food – there you have it. My ultimate vice. I, Seth T. Eckler, am a FAST FOOD JUNKIE, a JUNK JUNKIE, if you will. My mantra; Curse eating habits, activity reign supreme. Those of you that have a long drive to work might be able to relate, but after … Read More

Re-inventing the (Fly)wheel: How Flywheel Technologies Are Being Refined for Training Utilization at UK

Flywheel resistance training (RT) has been the subject of scrutiny in recent years for its elicitation of positive muscular adaptations presumably from eccentric overloading. What is a flywheel? A short description of the technology is as follows: “During flywheel-based RT, participants rotationally accelerate a flywheel during concentric muscle actions. The … Read More

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