Each semester, a lucky few students go below and beyond the rest by diving into the William & Mary's scuba course.
Patricia K. Charles, a faculty member in the department of kinesiology and health sciences and current instructor of the one-credit yoga classes, noted the vast increase of research and studies throughout the country, most recently at Boston University’s School of Medicine and UCLA, that verify the positive psychological benefits of yoga.
Approximately 70 women have received help from the William & Mary Healthy Beginnings Project over the last year. The project aims to provide nutritional support and counseling to incarcerated, pregnant women, and its founders are already seeing positive results.
3 professors visited alumni J.D. Gibbs at the Richmond International Speedway on Saturday, Sept. 7 before the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race.
Kinesiology and Health Sciences professor and six undergraduates spent the summer on a variety of child nutrition projects in Uganda, Malawi and Tanzania.
Ten research projects involving faculty at William & Mary and Eastern Virginia Medical School will each receive $10,000 in funding as part of a program to foster collaboration between researchers at the two institutions. Robin Looft-Wilson is co-investigator on the project "Role of Nitric Oxide Synthase in the Development of Retinopathy of Prematurity."
Prof. Harris continued his research on the physiological demands of walking the Camino de Santiago after completing the Camino Ingles with other William & Mary faculty and students.
Rebecka Hoffman received the Kinesiology and Health Sciences "Major of the Year" award at the 2013 graduation in Adair Hall.
This spring, the Schroeder Center awarded its first set of Small Grants Program awards to four faculty members for research in health policy. The new program will increase support for faculty-led health policy research projects at William & Mary, an important objective of the Schroeder Center for Health Policy.
Alison Scott was the keynote speaker at the Montgomery County-Radford City-Floyd County Branch of the NAACP 37th Freedom Fund Banquet.
Professor John Charles, Department of Kinesiology and Health Sciences, the 2012 Distinguished Scholar of the National Association of Kinesiology in Higher Education, recently delivered a keynote address at the annual conference in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
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.
Robin Looft-Wilson is one of five recipients of the 2009 Alumni Fellowship Award for Excellence in Teaching and will be recognized at the Fall Awards Banquet in September with a $1,000 honorarium.
Sarah Todd '10, working in the Vascular Physiology Laboratory, is one of 24 undergraduates nationwide to receive a 2009 summer research fellowship from The American Physiological Society.
Mackenzie Roby, a recent graduate from the Department of Kinesiology and Health Sciences and former member of Dr. Michael Deschenes' Muscle Physiology Laboratory, was invited to give an oral presentation of her research in a symposium at the national scientific meeting Experimental Biology 2009 held in New Orleans in April.
The Kinesiology Department has evolved during the past decades into an academic unit which conducts first-rate research, is awarded significant grants from external sources, and educates its students in the health sciences. These changes are acknowledged by applying an appropriate new name to the department that reflects what we do and have been doing for some time.
Nine kinesiology students presented their research at the 14th Annual Undergraduate Science Symposium on February 22nd in the University Center.
Kinesiology major, Kristen Berberich ('09), has been accepted into the competitive research training program for post-baccalaureate students (IRTA) at the National Institutes of Health.
The Department of Kinesiology is pleased to announce that Prof. Erica Jackson has been selected as a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine. Selection for this special recognition signifies the quality of Prof. Jackson's research and service as well as her support by other ACSM Fellows.
This summer, two William and Mary kinesiology students will be performing laboratory research as undergraduate fellows of the American Physiological Society. Their undergraduate summer research fellowship program supports full-time undergraduate work under the guidance of an established investigative scientist, with the aim of encouraging students to explore future careers in scientific research.
Senior Blair Ashley (Kinesiology /Neuroscience major), who has been conducting research in the Kinesiology Department's Vascular Physiology Lab since her freshman year, has been named a finalist for the David Bruce Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research, a national award granted by the American Physiological Society.
Nine kinesiology students presented their research at the 14th Annual Undergraduate Science Research Symposium on February 22nd in the University Center. Many of these students participated in the symposium to prepare for presentation of their work at national conferences later in the Spring.
Mackenzie Roby '08 finds a home in the Kinesiology Department, where she integrates her interests in scientific research and physical activity to pursue her career goals in Physical Therapy.
We are pleased to announce that Professor Ken Kambis has been appointed the new Chair of the Kinesiology Department at The College of William and Mary by Provost Geoff Feiss effective July 1, 2008.
This rhetorical question is often posed to indicate poor communication within a organization, but Dr. Robert Kohl has been exploring the physiological realities of this question.
Kinesiology professor, Dr. Robin Looft-Wilson, is featured as part of the neuroscience program in the Summer 2007 issue of Ideation.
"The Effects of Intermittent Hypoxic Exposure on Mood State and Cognition and Looking into a Mountain" - the title of junior Julie Barnes' project is quite a mouthful. This past summer, Julie combined her love of mountains with her interest in science through her research in the Jack Borgenicht Altitude Physiology Research Facility.
The relationship that grew between Jack Borgenicht (1911-2005), a New Jersey businessman, and Ken Kambis, professor of kinesiology at the College, could inform an epic.
For people trying to protect their bodies from heart disease, a type of drug might be the "new aspirin," and a Kinesiology professor who studies the heart wants to know why.
Who says that science cannot mix with the spiritual? Prof. Harris is planning to study the physiological effects of a 30-day pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela, Spain, on a team of William and Mary students.
A sophomore majoring in Kinesiology and Neuroscience, Blair S. Ashley was one of three William and Mary students to receive a prestigious Goldwater Scholarship for the coming year.
Read the article in the William and Mary Alumni Magazine | Spring/Summer 2006, Vol. 71, No. 3/4 about Prof. M. Brennan Harris' return to his alma mater and his current research.