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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

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Campus News | May 11, 2021

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

woman using fingerprinting equipment
Campus News | April 20, 2021

As UNLV plans for a fall semester with in-person classes, faculty reflect on the improvements they'll make thanks to their year with remote teaching.

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Campus News | April 14, 2021

A collection of news stories highlighting health, recovery, and celebration at UNLV.

Campus News | February 3, 2021

A collection of news stories from the new year highlighting the experts and events at UNLV.

A portrait of UNLV's new president Keith Whitfield on campus.
Campus News | August 10, 2020

As summer heats up, so do the accomplishments on UNLV’s campus.

upclose shot of man with sensors on his head
Research | August 7, 2020

Alumnus Andrew Nordin develops technique that provides clearest view yet of how the brain responds to obstacles when people are walking or running.

Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences In The News

Wine Enthusiast
April 15, 2021

As the Black Death, also known as the Black Plague, ravaged Europe and Asia in the mid-1300s, people became increasingly desperate for any iota of respite. Some tried blood-letting. Others opted for rubbing onions—or, in some cases, a chopped snake—directly onto their infected boils.

Las Vegas Weekly
January 30, 2021

The pandemic has done a number on our stomachs. We’re mostly stuck at home—whether working remotely or just staying safe in quarantine. And it’s too easy to just snack all day.

January 5, 2021

Can certain foods kick your body’s metabolism into a higher gear to help you lose weight? Many foods are touted as metabolism boosters, but how much and when you eat may be more effective ways to get the most impact from your workouts.

January 5, 2021

What foods help you fuel your workouts, and what should you eat after physical activity?

October 30, 2020

Which foods do you need to eat as you strengthen your muscles? Foods rich in protein give you fuel for muscle-building workouts, but experts say you need a variety of other nutrients like carbohydrates, fiber, and healthy fats too.

September 28, 2020

About ten million U.S. adults are vegan or vegetarian. Unfortunately, it’s not the easiest lifestyle to adopt, as finding meatless options at restaurants and supermarkets can be a challenge. Plus, even though some experts say forgoing animal products could save you at least $750 per year, certain specialty foods can be expensive. Despite the cost, though, synthetic meat sales have received a bump this year because of meat shortages caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Some meat eaters who switched to vegetarian or vegan options out of necessity may decide to stay once they’ve had a taste.

Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences Experts

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Recent Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences Accomplishments

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 atheletes. Helm was mentored by Arpita Basu and Graham McGinnis.
May 27, 2021
Jennifer Kawi (Nursing), as a member of the board of the state office of minority health and equity (NOMHE), was part of an AAPI listening session titled “Fatigued & Taxed: A Listening Session about the Strain and Expectations Facing Asian American and Pacific Islander Healthcare Professionals.” The session, which took place...
May 11, 2021
Dieu-My Tran, Barbara St. Pierre Schneider (both Nursing), and Graham McGinnis (Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences) co-authored "Circadian Rhythms in Sudden Cardiac Arrest: A Review".
May 4, 2021
Arpita Basu (Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences) and Lung-Chang Chien (Epidemiology and Biostatistics) in collaboration with researchers at the University of Colorado and the University of South Florida published a report on the dietary associations of food and nutrient intake with the development of coronary artery calcification and pericardial...
April 26, 2021
Arpita Basu (Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences); Kenneth Izuora (Medicine); Jefferson Kinney, Arnold Salazar (both Brain Health); and Jeffrey Ebersole (Dental) published a randomized double-blind controlled trial in Nutrients on the effects of strawberry antioxidant supplementation in adults with the metabolic syndrome. The results revealed...
March 30, 2021
Jason Avedesian, Warren Forbes, (both Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences), and Janet S. Dufek (Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences and Provost's Office), along with Tracey Covassin of Michigan State University, recently co-authored "Influence of Cognitive Performance on Musculoskeletal Injury Risk: A Systematic Review" in the American Journal of...