A weeklong celebration of the College of Human Sciences will this year showcase how the college’s people and programs are joined by a common bond of helping others.
After several years of collaborating with Iowa State University, Jim Lang officially joins the faculty here this fall with a speciality in exercise physiology — or understanding the mechanics behind how the body responds to movement.
In the 1976 film "Rocky," boxer Rocky Balboa tells his girlfriend Adrian that he fights because he can’t sing or dance. Elizabeth Stegemöller, an assistant professor in kinesiology at Iowa State University, is helping people with Parkinson’s disease do all three.
In her latest outreach effort, Stegemöller, a neuroscientist who leads Parkinson’s singing groups and music and movement groups, has formed a research partnership with Olivia Meyer, a National Collegiate Boxing Association national champion in 2014 and 2015.
From music therapy to better nutrition and exercise, College of Human Sciences researchers are providing expertise in Iowa State University’s revolutionary brain initiative aimed at reducing effects of debilitating diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.
Iowa State University researchers in food science and human nutrition, kinesiology, and human development and family studies form a cross-departmental team seeking to better understand, prevent, and treat obesity throughout the lifespan.
Elizabeth Stegemöller, an assistant professor of kinesiology at Iowa State University, established singing classes for people with Parkinson's disease in Ames, Waverly, Des Moines, and Storm Lake. An upcoming music festival and concert will not only highlight the clients’ musical talents, but also celebrate the strength they have built through song.
At least 345 College of Human Sciences students are putting their learning into practice this summer and gaining valuable work experience through internships in Iowa and across the globe.