The Department of kinesiology and health sciences has seen a recent surge in popularity, taking the final spot on the list of top ten declared primary majors in Fall 2012, with 144 students.
While playing quarterback for William & Mary College, Todd Durkin obtained a degree in health and physical education. In other words, he studied gym. Don't laugh. That much-maligned gym degree is one of the hottest sheepskins on campus today, and Durkin helps to illustrate why. Article from The Wall Street Journal.
This new minor also comes at a time when the Kinesiology and Health Sciences Department is moving in an additional direction. Ickes and Scott are the first-ever faculty members with specific training in public health. They have developed new courses that contribute to the minor, and which reflect a new movement in their department.
The Medical Society of Virginia Foundation has given Camilla Buchanan a Salute to Service Award. Dr. Buchanan is an Adjunct Professor with Kinesiology & Health Sciences department and an integral part of the Public Health courses taught.
Mr. Adam Otstot, a 2004 Kinesiology and Health Sciences graduate and local teacher, recently competed in the Ironman World Triathlon Championships where he placed 38th overall.
The two ’83 alums and former football players have helped tend to Tribe student-athletes for more than 25 years.
Miss Virginia 2012, Rosemary Willis ‘13, visited William & Mary Thursday. She toured campus talking with students and tour groups, reminding them to get plenty of sleep and to focus on physical, as well as mental, health.
Editor Rusty Carter of the Virginia Gazette interviewed Alastair Connell on the pros and cons of the Eastern Virginia Medical School merging with the College of William & Mary.
WVEC, channel 13 News, ran a news story on Ken Kambis and his study of oxygen deprivation on the human body. The study is in cooperation with the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine.
Rosemary Willis '13 who is minoring in Kinesiology & Health Sciences was crowned Miss Virginia.
One of the special events that occurred during the Kinesiology & Health Sciences department’s graduation ceremony on Sunday, May 13, was the presenting of the “Major of the Year” award to Taylor Hurst.
A group of William & Mary professors have received a grant that will provide testing and support for pregnant women who are in jail.
The awards are given to 20 William & Mary faculty members each year in recognition of their exemplary achievements in teaching, research and service. All recipients receive $10,000, which is used for research, summer salaries or other stipends associated with scholarly endeavor.
Assistant professor in Kinesiology and Health Sciences department will file report with Williamsburg Community Health Foundation next month.
The Reves Center for International Studies’ Faculty Fellows program funds a number of faculty proposals each year that involve either student-faculty collaborations on international research, or involve research, teaching and learning through international service-learning courses, community-based research and civic engagement. This year Scott Ickes was picked as one of the Faculty Fellows.
Dr. Ken Kambis and the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine (USARIEM) are collaborating on the first Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) at the College of William & Mary.
Scott Ickes, Assistant Professor of Kinesiology and Health Sciences, joins the Schroeder Center's accomplished cohort of faculty affiliates.
The Department of Kinesiology & Health Sciences is pleased to announce that Dr. Michael R. Deschenes has recently taken over as chair of the department on July 1, 2011.
The Department of Kinesiology & Health Sciences is pleased to welcome Dr. Scott Ickes as a new member of our faculty.
Two Kinesiology & Health Sciences Majors, Julia Crowley ’13 and Stephanie Mutchler ’12, were awarded summer research fellowships from the American Physiological Society (APS) in the amount of $4,000. APS selects 24 recipients for the fellowship every year and these two were the only ones awarded to W&M students.
“Wii Fit claimed to improve balance,” explained McCoy. “In our study, we wanted to see if that was true. Could you, by moving your center of balance in compliance with the game, help train brain-to-muscle coordination to hopefully improve balance?”
In the December 2010 magazine edition of The Health Journal is an article about what students in Kelly Charles' Fitness, leadership and Aging course are participating in at the Williamsburg Landing Retirement Community.
Students from the Kinesiology & Health Sciences department with Ray McCoy’s help (and his 1940 John Deere tractor) entered a float in the 2010 Homecoming parade. The theme was “Mythic Physiological Function of the Griffin.”
Professor John Charles was selected by the Office of Academic Advising as Advisor of the Year. Click here to read more about this award and Professor Charles' accomplishments at William & Mary.
At the Kinesiology & Health Sciences department's graduation ceremony, two students, Kyle Horst and Sarah Todd, were awarded the "Outstanding Major of the Year Award."
Sarah Todd '10 received the David S. Bruce Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research from the American Physiological Society at the national meeting of Experimental Biology 2010 in Anaheim, CA.
Kinesiology & Health Sciences major, Sarah Todd, has been named a finalist for the David Bruce Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research, awarded by the American Physiological Society.