Kinesiology (KIN)

Human scientists celebrate passion for helping people

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.

New hire in kinesiology enhances Iowa State’s relationship with Des Moines University

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.

Iowa State boxing program powers through Parkinson’s disease

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.

Brain research aims to reduce effects of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease

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 exercise study recognized for impact to worldwide health

Research released from Iowa State University details running’s positive effects on longevity — and today received an international award for its worldwide impact.

Researchers tackle obesity from multiple perspectives

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.

Festival highlights benefits of music for people with Parkinson’s disease

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.

See the complete story by the ISU News Service.

Interdisciplinary team enhances protective clothing design

Interdisciplinary research at Iowa State University in the College of Human Sciences is improving the safety of those who wear protective clothing.

Summer internships provide springboard to careers

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.

Renovated labs provide researchers with critical space for advancements

State-of-the-art facilities are key to Iowa State staying on the cutting edge of changing national trends that require the integration of research, technology, and hands-on experiences.