Collage of the four images: top left two students observing another make a nutritional smoothie, top right a trainer observing a patient run on a treadmill, bottom left trainer stabilizing a patient's knee, bottom right trainer performing a neurological test on a patient

Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences News

The Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences within the School of Integrated 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

female athletic trainer working with students
People | September 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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Campus News | July 25, 2022

The hands-on activities in this intro class makes the challenging material fun to learn for future health professionals.

woman posing in lockerroom
People | July 18, 2022

Former Lady Rebel now racking up the assists with her UNLV Facilities Management team.  

Lake Mead
Campus News | July 11, 2022

A collection of news stories highlighting UNLV experts who made headlines locally, nationally, and around the world.

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Research | 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
People | April 5, 2022

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

Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences In The News

Science Daily
September 15, 2022

There are more than two million people living with an amputation in the United States, with about 400 being added daily. For many of them, prostheses or artificial limbs are a part of their lives, and they need to relearn how their bodies move with their new limbs all over again.

Newswise
September 14, 2022

There are more than two million people living with an amputation in the United States, with about 400 being added daily. For many of them, prostheses or artificial limbs are a part of their lives, and they need to relearn how their bodies move with their new limbs all over again.

KNPR News
June 14, 2022

Running can lead to a lot of injuries. So how can a runner remain fit while they heal?

Morning Chalk Up
February 18, 2022

Head to any workout supplement store and you will likely see a whole section devoted to this supplement–brightly colored, snazzy cans promising things like “pump,” “maximizing volume” and “increasing power output.” Athletes have made creatine a benchmark staple, a daily add to their list of nutritional intake, but the question remains, just what is creatine?

The Sentinel
February 11, 2022

Whether it’s their heart shape, their seductive coloring or just the fact they make such sweet company, strawberries often are associated with romance.

American Heart Association
February 10, 2022

Whether it's their heart shape, their seductive coloring or just the fact they make such sweet company, strawberries often are associated with romance.

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Recent Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences Accomplishments

August 24, 2022
Students from the School of Integrative Health Sciences were recently published in the journal PLOS ONE. Victor Beck (Integrated Health Sciences), Taylor Diaz (Kinesiology), and Vernice Ollano (Kinesiology) published a paper titled "Effects of nutritional and hydration strategies during ultramarathon events between finishers and non-finishers: A…
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 health benefits of the desert environment compared to…
March 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 Life among Adults with Asthma Presence in Nevada" in…
March 22, 2022
Graham McGinnis (Kinesiology and Nutrition Science) was awarded a Developmental Research Project Grant from the Nevada INBRE. This two-year grant will investigate the circadian regulation of exercise induced cardiovascular benefits including training adaptations and protection against cardiovascular disease (i.e. heart attack). Richard Tillett of…
March 11, 2022
Tiffiany Howard (Political Science), Brach Poston (Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences), and April Lopez (University of Texas, Austin) recently published the paper, "Extremist Radicalization in the Virtual Era: Analyzing the Neurocognitive Process of Online Radicalization." Their article appears in the latest issue of the journal, Studies in…
January 13, 2022
Sharon Jalene (Kinesiology) authored an article, "Depression, Fitness, and Student Willingness to Pursue University Counseling and Alternative Antidepressant Options," which has been accepted by the Journal of Education and Health Promotion.