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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 | April 24, 2020

As instruction moves online, educators and students adapt

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People | April 17, 2020

UNLV sophomore Samuel Merrill urges fellow students to reach out to one another and professors online.

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Campus News | April 17, 2020

Senior Rebecca Ostanger talks what it's like living in campus housing when most students have left for the year.

Campus News | April 9, 2020

A collection of news stories highlighting UNLV’s response to COVID-19 and faculty experts who have helped the community make sense of the pandemic and its impact to daily life.

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Research | March 26, 2020

UNLV management professor Payal Sharma and mindset expert James Silvas explore ways trauma can provide opportunities and shape us.

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Business and Community | March 23, 2020

UNLV experts provide tips and tricks for your dinner, workout routine.

Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences In The News

Sweety High
May 22, 2020

We've always found the idea of vitamins that aid in hair, nail and skin health to be super appealing.

April 7, 2020

In this Coronavirus quarantine, getting outside for any reason at all feels like a treasure. Since gyms and yoga studios are closed to maintain social distance (6 feet between you and others), going for walks or runs outdoors seems to be our only option if we want a little vitamin D with our cardio.

Money Talks News
April 1, 2020

Healthy eating is possible during the coronavirus crisis even when you’re stuck at home and many of your local supermarket’s shelves are bare.

March 31, 2020

You stocked up early, but now you’ve depleted your supplies. Or you bought just what you could find and it wasn’t enough to last.

Nerd Wallet
March 31, 2020

You stocked up early, but now you’ve depleted your supplies. Or you bought just what you could find and it wasn’t enough to last.

March 24, 2020

As local, state, and federal public health officials continue to urge social distancing as the best way to stay safe from the coronavirus pandemic, Americans across the country are hunkering down in their homes and finding ways to adjust to the new, albeit temporary, restrictions on daily life.

Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences Experts

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Recent Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences Accomplishments

May 19, 2020
Jason Avedesian and Janet Dufek (both Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences), recently published two papers, "The Influence of Sport-Related Concussion on Lower Extremity Injury Risk: A Review of Current Return-to-Play Practices and Clinical Implications" and "Landing Biomechanics in Adolescent Athletes With and Without a History of Sports-Related...
May 8, 2020
James Navalta, Kara N. Radzak, Graham R. McGinnis, Gabriela Guzman Ramirez, and Crystal Maxwell (all Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences) recently published an article, "Validity and Reliability of Three Commercially Available Smart Sports Bras during Treadmill Walking and Running," in the journal Scientific Reports. This is the first literature...
May 7, 2020
John Mercer, Andrew Craig-Jones, and Daniel Denton (all Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences) are co-authors, along with lead author Kenji Masumoto of Japan's Kyushu University, on a manuscript published in the European Journal of Applied Physiology. The manuscript is titled "The Effects of Stride Frequency Manipulation on Physiological and...
May 1, 2020
Jason Longhurst and co-authors Morgan Wise, Daniel Krist, Caitlin Moreland, Jon Basterrechea, and Merrill Landers (all Kinesiology and Physical Therapy) recently published an article, “Brain Volumes and Dual-task Performance Correlates Among Individuals with Cognitive Impairment: A Retrospective Analysis,” which will be published soon in the...
April 29, 2020
Dharini Bhammar (Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences), Danielle Strozza (Medicine), and co-authors recently published a paper, “Pitfalls in Expiratory Flow Limitation Assessment at Peak Exercise in Children: Role of Thoracic Gas Compression,” in the journal Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise.  The article investigated the effects of...
April 27, 2020
Dustin Davis, James Navalta, Graham McGinnis, Arpita Basu (all Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences), Reimund Serafica (Nursing), and Ken Izuora (Medicine) published a comprehensive invited review on the role of acute dietary polyphenols and post-meal physical activity in improving postprandial hyperglycemia and related metabolic impairments...