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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

woman running in pool
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.

a teacher and student in a classroom
Campus News | March 7, 2022

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

woman posing outdoors
People | February 27, 2022

As someone who initially left the school system in eighth grade and was abused and homeless, a young Sharon Jalene never would have guessed she would end up earning three college degrees.

woman in dentist coat holding volleyball on a court
People | February 17, 2022

The former UNLV volleyball player is now acing it as as clinical sciences professor at the UNLV School of Dental Medicine.

Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine graduates line up to cross the commencement stage
Campus News | December 30, 2021

A collection of 2021 headlines highlighting medical school milestones, a steady stronghold on diversity and research rankings, student success, and media mentions featuring faculty experts.

Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences In The 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.

December 31, 2021

When I realized how under fueled I was, I knew I had to rethink my eating habits.

Las Vegas Sun
December 22, 2021

Air Force veteran Ally Schroeder, 27, will graduate in May from UNLV with a bachelor’s degree in nutrition sciences. She has been paying for her tuition and housing through the G.I. Bill, which has provided money toward schooling or job training to service members since the 1940s.

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Recent Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences Accomplishments

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.    
January 10, 2022
Bryson Carrier (Interdisciplinary Health Sciences) and collaborators from the University of the Basque Country (Spain) recently published a paper in Gait & Posture titled "Reliability and Validity of the Stryd Power Meter during Different Walking Conditions." The Stryd Power Meter was found to be reliable in quantifying gait mechanics during…