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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 | October 7, 2021

A collection of news stories featuring collaboration and reflection at UNLV.

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Business and Community | October 6, 2021

A community internship graduate assistantship allows kinesiology master’s student Kyle Petersen to keep moving toward his goals.

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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.

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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.

Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences In The News

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.

AirForce Times
November 22, 2021

Air Force veteran Ally Schroeder has had nearly everything in her education and career path planned out for the last three years, so it’s stressful not to know whether she’ll have enough money for housing in January.

November 22, 2021

Air Force veteran Ally Schroeder has had nearly everything in her education and career path planned out for the last three years, so it’s stressful not to know whether she’ll have enough money for housing in January.

Journal of Athletic Training
September 20, 2021

Dr. Kara Radzak discusses recent updates in sport-related concussion assessment and rehabilitation with Dr. Abigail Bretzin, Dr. Jaclyn Caccese, and Dr. Justin Karr.

September 13, 2021

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

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Recent Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences Accomplishments

November 23, 2021
Jason Flatt (Social & Behavioral Health) is the principal investigator on a project entitled "Engaging the LGBTQIA+ community living with Parkinson's Disease, caregivers and care providers in research," a collaboration between UNLV and Cleveland Clinic - Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health. The proposal was selected for funding for $400,000 over…
November 4, 2021
Kamali'ilani Wetherell (Criminal Justice) was selected as UNLV’s nominee for the Western Association of Graduate Schools (WAGS) & ProQuest 2021-22 Distinguished Master’s Thesis Award in humanities, social sciences, education, and business disciplines. Wetherell's advisor is professor Hong Lu.  Bryson Carrier (Kinesiology) is UNLV’s…
November 3, 2021
Students from the Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences (Integrated Health Sciences) presented at the Southwest American College of Sports Medicine conference in Costa Mesa, California, last month. They were Bryson Carrier , Kyle Cruz , Dustin Davis, Alan Garcia , Macy Helm, Boram Lim, Elias Malek, Javen Miguel, Milan Pantovic, Nicholas Pudar, and…
October 15, 2021
James W. Navalta (Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences), along with graduate students  Dustin W. Davis and Bryson Carrier (both Integrated Health Sciences doctoral students), Kyle Cruz, a Kinesiology master's student, and Brenna Barrios, a kinesiology master's alumna, recently published a manuscript entitled "A protocol and novel tool for…
October 14, 2021
Emmanuel Ayim (Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences) was recently recognized by the Las Vegas African American Chamber of Commerce and U.S. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, and received congressional recognition, for his service to the community and to our students at UNLV.
September 24, 2021
Christian Ison, Janet Dufek (both Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences), and Mohamed Trabia (Mechanical Engineering) published a paper, "Use of Pressure-Measuring Insoles to Characterize Gait Parameters in Simulated Reduced Gravity Conditions" in the journal Sensors. Ison is a doctoral student in the interdisciplinary health sciences doctoral…