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
A collection of news stories highlighting remembrance, recovery, and progress at UNLV.
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.
A collection of news stories highlighting health, recovery, and celebration at UNLV.
A collection of news stories from the new year highlighting the experts and events at UNLV.
As summer heats up, so do the accomplishments on UNLV’s campus.
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
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.
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.
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.
What foods help you fuel your workouts, and what should you eat after physical activity?
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.
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.