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Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences News

The Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences within the School of Allied Health Sciences provides a high-quality educational experience for undergraduate and graduate students in the areas of kinesiology, nutrition sciences, and athletic training. Students receive rigorous classroom instruction aided by computer and multimedia instruction, and practical laboratory and clinical experiences.

Current Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences News

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Campus News | December 2, 2019

A collection of local, national, and international news stories highlighting the people and programs of UNLV.

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Research | November 27, 2019

Expanding research activity results in multiple grants and publications.

People preparing to cut ribbon on new Fertitta Complex
Campus News | November 1, 2019

A collection of local, national, and international news stories highlighting the people and programs of UNLV.

A group of four UNLV nursing students work on a manikin at the Clinical Simulation Center of Las Vegas.
Campus News | September 25, 2019

A collection of news stories capturing the excitement of UNLV’s campus in June, July and August.

A man in a labcoat leans over various dental instruments.
Research | September 12, 2019

UNLV researchers offer a new treatment option for age-related gum disease.

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Research | July 17, 2019

How does the body react when you nix sugar from your diet? UNLV nutritionist Samantha Coogan shares a winning solution for withdrawal symptoms, and what to expect when they’re over.

Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences In The News

Openfit
January 16, 2020

If you find yourself dragging during your exercise routine, a pre-workout caffeine supplement could be just the thing to give you a boost of focus and energy.

WRVO Public Media
December 16, 2019

For many Americans, an exercise routine looks like a lot of time indoors -- treadmills, ellipticals, weights and more -- but as one researcher can attest, the benefits of taking that workout outside, especially if it’s for a hike through nature, can be more beneficial than exercise confined to gyms and homes.

YourNEWS
November 27, 2019

Research — there’s no question the UNLV School of Medicine is a true believer in its importance.

Authority Magazine
November 25, 2019

Since my research is focused on biomechanics and physiology of sports, I have had many unique opportunities related to sports.

EatingWell Magazine
November 21, 2019

Here's how to kick back without falling off the wagon entirely.

HighYa
November 21, 2019

Hairfinity is a brand of hair care solutions from Brock Beauty that takes a nutrition-focused approach to better hair health. The company is best known today for its daily hair vitamins, though it also sells vitamin boosters, hair care products, skin vitamins, weave care products, and more.

Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences Experts

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Recent Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences Accomplishments

January 3, 2020
John Mercer (Kinesiology) gave a presentation at Kyushu University in Fukuoka, Japan, titled "Bridging the Gap Between Research and Application."
November 6, 2019
 John Mercer, Boram Lim, Cordero Roche, and Andrew Craig-Jones (all Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences) presented a symposium on their research “Physics and Physiology of Endurance Sports: Swim, Bike, and Run” at the 2019 Southwest American College of Sports medicine annual meeting. This was the first conference presentation for the three doctoral...
November 1, 2019
Dharini Bhammar (Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences) published a paper titled "Quantification of Cardiorespiratory Fitness in Children with Obesity"  in the journal Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. This paper identifies methods of quantifying cardiorespiratory fitness in children with obesity that are less influenced by fat mass. 
October 31, 2019
Robert Salatto, Dustin Davis, Jacquelyn Sertic, Peyton Cater, Brenna Barrios, and Bryson Carrier (all Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences) presented at the recent Southwest American College of Sports Medicine conference in Newport Beach, California. Their research relates to the validity of wearable technology devices in an applied setting. These...
October 23, 2019
Tiffiany Howard (Political Science), Brach Poston (Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences), and Stephen D. Benning (Psychology) have published a paper on the neurocognitive process of radicalization given individual exposure to digital extremist propaganda. "The Neurocognitive Process of Digital Radicalization: A Theoretical Model and Analytical...
October 11, 2019
Kenneth Izuora (Medicine), Edwin Oh (NIPM), Jeffrey Ebersole (Dental), and Arpita Basu (Kinesiology & Nutrition Sciences), along with Aaron Calvano, '19 BS Kinesiology, published an invited review in Food & Function based on their ongoing collaborations on the role of dietary bioactive compounds in diabetes, insulin resistance, and...