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Kinesiology & Nutrition Sciences


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May. 4, 2022

Kinesiology professor John Mercer turned a love of triathlons into a vector for research into wetsuit technology and underwater running.

Luara Kruskall stands between isles of foot pantry
Apr. 5, 2022

Faculty/staff outreach award recipient Laura Kruskall developed a multifaceted approach to address food insecurity while providing opportunities for students.

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Mar. 7, 2022

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Prof. Van Whaley (Doc Doc) muscle anatomy presentation with graduate student Kyle Cruz
Mar. 30, 2022
By Maren Barney (UNLV School of Integrated Health Sciences Communications office) Most people diagnosed with color blindness typically struggle with Deutan color blindness, red-green color blindness that makes up approximately 80% of all color blindness cases. The other common diagnosis is Protan Color Blindness which generally causes the eyes to have trouble differentiating between red and…
Nutrition Notes. Healthy Eating. Tips for a Healthy Diet
Sep. 15, 2021
Although there is no magic food to keep your brain sharp, there is a pattern of dietary practices that, if consumed regularly, has been shown to improve brain functionality. These same foods help protect your cardiovascular system! 2 or more servings a day of green leafy vegetables such as kale, spinach, broccoli, and collards. 2-3 servings a week of fatty fish such as salmon, mackerel,…
UNLV Alumni Philanthropy Committee volunteer at the UNLV Food Pantry
Sep. 15, 2021
The UNLV Alumni Philanthropy Committee spent a day at the Food Pantry to give back and support the UNLV community. Volunteers donated food items as well as their time to pack 184 bags of non-perishable food items that will support many students living on campus. Learn more about the UNLV Food Pantry

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May. 5, 2022
James Navalta (Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences) was interviewed for the recently released book by Emma Loewe, Return to Nature: The Science of How Natural Landscapes Restore Us. The book highlights research from Navalta's laboratory group as the only study to directly measure perceptual and…
Mar. 29, 2022
Elizabeth D. Kahane (Graduate College), Lung-Chang Chien, Brian Labus, and Sheniz Moonie (all Epidemiology & Biostatistics), Dharini M. Bhammar (Kinesiology & Nutrition Sciences), and Jocy-Anna Chevalier (Public Health) published an article on "Depression and Factors Impacting Quality of…

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  • Director, Didactic Program in Nutrition & Dietetics
  • Director, Nutrition Sciences Program
  • Professor and Associate Dean, School of Integrated Health Sciences
  • Professor, Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences

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The Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences is one of the departments in the School of Integrated Health Sciences.