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Kinesiology & Nutrition Sciences

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Oct. 5, 2022

Crystal Rose Schulz, a 2022 Alumna of the Year, launches an initiative to prioritize the wellbeing of Southern Nevadans and their living spaces.

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Oct. 4, 2022

A collection of news stories highlighting research wins, expert insights, and academic achievement.

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Sep. 26, 2022

Midwestern transplant Michelle Samuel discovered UNLV, racking up two degrees (and counting), countless mentorship hours, and a position of leadership in athletic training.

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Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences Notes

Sep. 11, 2022
By Rae Baldwin (Director of Development, UNLV School of Integrated Health Sciences Development Office) September 9, 2022 (Las Vegas): Since 2010, the UNLV food pantry has been providing food to students, staff, and their families in need. In March of 2022, to support these efforts and in collaboration with Three Square Food Bank, a monthly Farmers Market community event was launched.…
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,…

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Nov. 8, 2022
Graduate student Elizabeth León Zaragoza, Nancy Lough (Higher Education), Michelle Samuel, and Tedd Girouard (Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences) have co-authored a recent article published in the Athletic Training Education Journal. The study assessed the levels of cultural competence of athletic…
Oct. 31, 2022
Undergraduate and master's students from kinesiology, and doctoral students from interdisciplinary health sciences presented at the annual Southwest American College of Sports Medicine conference in Costa Mesa on October 28-29, 2022. Undergraduate students: Katherine Carlos, Myranda Peck, Jorge…

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