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

UNLV nursing student in red shirt reviewing slide sample with peer
Campus News | August 4, 2021

A collection of news stories highlighting research, health, and community at UNLV.

Flavia Saraiva partakes in artistic gymnastics at the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics.
Research | July 23, 2021

Focus on what you’re trying to accomplish rather than what’s going on with your body, says UNLV kinesiology professor Gabriele Wulf.

A student poses in a boxing ring with "UNLV" letters drawn on the wall behind him.
Campus News | July 16, 2021

Enrique Nieto and a team of students are setting out to improve the health of the Las Vegas community.

Gabriele Wulf is pictured in a red sweater standing on a landing in the lobby of the Bigelow Health Sciences on UNLV's campus
Research | July 8, 2021

UNLV kinesiology professor Gabriele Wulf tells athletes to keep their eyes on the prize — not internal body movement — to achieve optimal performance during Tokyo 2020.

Business and Community | July 6, 2021

Rebel Reset aims to ease return-to-office transition.

students dance outdoors on UNLV's campus
Campus News | May 11, 2021

A collection of news stories highlighting remembrance, recovery, and progress at UNLV.

Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences In The News

September 13, 2021

Need some help getting rid of those pesky final pounds to hit your goal weight?

Press From
September 1, 2021

Having a hard time getting rid of those pesky final pounds that are holding you back from reaching your fitness goals?

Men's Journal
September 1, 2021

Right now you can nab a fantastic deal on the vitamins and supplements you need to get over the proverbial hump.

Men's Journal
September 1, 2021

When you hit the gym hard, it can be tempting to load up on every shiny tub of mysterious purple powder you can get your hands on in hopes it’ll turn you into vintage Schwarzenegger overnight.

September 1, 2021

Having a hard time getting rid of those pesky final pounds that are holding you back from reaching your fitness goals?

Las Vegas Weekly
August 5, 2021

Shifting tides of the pandemic have left UNLV faculty and staff feeling anxious and uncertain as they transition back to campus. Now, one woman has set out to change that through Rebel Reset, a series of wellness services dedicated to prioritizing their personal health.

Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences Experts

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Recent Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences Accomplishments

September 14, 2021
Laura Kruskall (Nutrition Center) has been elected and appointed as the chair of the Dietitian Advisory Group of the Department of Health and Human Services, Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health. She has served as a member of this committee since 2010. The mission of the advisory group is to examine, consider, and make recommendations...
September 1, 2021
Anthony Waddle (M.S. Biology 2017, now at the University of Melbourne), and Rebeca Rivera and Jef Jaeger (both Biology), along with a group of former UNLV undergraduate students (Emma Keenan, Ghazal Rezaei, Joshua Levy, Yesenia Vasquez, Marlai Sai, Jessica Hill, Alexandra Zmuda, all Biology; and Hannah Rice, Kinesiology) and an Australian...
August 3, 2021
Graham McGinnis, James Navalta Robert Salatto, Dustin Davis, and, Bryson Carrier (all Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences), along with Jacob Manning and Mark DeBeliso of Southern Utah University published a paper, "Effects of Acute Beta-Alanine Ingestion and Immersion-Plus-Exercise on Connectedness to Nature and Perceived Pain," in the...
July 14, 2021
Arpita Basu (Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences) co-authored a paper on the clinical utility of serum uric acid in predicting cardiovascular events in adults with type 1 diabetes in a 13-year follow-up study. The findings do not support uric acid as a biomarker for cardiovascular events refuting the findings of other trials of smaller duration or...
July 6, 2021
Amalie Alver, Kavita Batra, Amrita Patel, and Kenneth Izuora (all Medicine) Arpita Basu (Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences), Antonina Capurro, Civon Gewelber, Kristin Baca, Shelley Williams, and Jeffrey Ebersole (all Dental) presented the results of their research collaboration, “Predictor of Food Insecurity among Ambulatory Patients with...
June 11, 2021
Macy Helm (Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences), an undergraduate student, was the lead author on an invited critical review that examined the role of nutrition interventions in addressing the impact of menstrual hormones on hydration status and micronutrient deficiencies in female athletes. Helm was mentored by Arpita Basu and Graham McGinnis.