News and Events

    • 26
    • Mar
Students in the Kinesiology and Health Promotion Living Learning Community (KHP LLC) enjoyed a healthy snack demonstration in their residence hall thanks to a collaborative effort. The event was organized by a doctoral student majoring in Health Promotion in the KHP department (Jenn McMullen, advised by Dr. Mindy Ickes); the University Health Services nutritionist (Emily Waits) and intern (Ashley...
    • 26
    • Mar

Research as a Way of Giving Back

The sound of gunfire would briefly halt conversation as Dr. Mark Abel and his students discussed the progress of their research. They were on-site at a firing range and practice course to work with members of a special weapons and tactics team (commonly known as “SWAT”). On this December day, clouds of breath could be seen in the frosty air...
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    • Feb

Study Abroad with KHP

Students (regardless of major) are invited to study abroad with the Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion. New courses and programs are available for UK study abroad in Summer 2015. Along with aid from the International Center for Education Abroad and Exchanges, Dr. Rosie Lanphere and Dr. Randy Crist join the ongoing efforts made by Dr. Joaquin Fenollar and Dr....
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    • Dec
In 1987, the UK colleges of Education and Allied Health, now called Health Sciences, and the Center for Biomedical Engineering formed a collaborative Biodynamics Lab to study sports injuries and rehabilitation. Building upon this rich history of helping athletes prevent injury and increase performance, today the lab has a new location, extensive new equipment and capacities, and a new name:...
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    • Dec
Dr. Melinda Ickes was invited to present at the SUNY Regional Tobacco-Free Educational Sessions Nov. 13-15, 2014 in Albany and Manhattan, New York. More than 30 campuses working toward implementing tobacco-free campus policies attended sessions. Ickes shared information on the ambassador program at the University of Kentucky and other evidence-based efforts to promote...