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Kinesiology Lecturer, Baseball Expert Jeff Barto Talks America's Pastime

November 9, 2016

As baseball grows in popularity in the U.S. and abroad, so will the challenges for those in the industry. WalletHub.com asked a panel of sports experts, including baseball historian and UNC Charlotte Department of Kinesiology Lecturer Jeff Barto, to weigh in on those issues and share...

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US Marine, Afghanistan Vet Wins Fellowship for Kinesiology Master's Program

October 20, 2016

A young man with crew-cut hair and a crisp red polo sits in Fretwell Café, contemplating the size and contours of his fist. This is the average size of a human heart, he explains, but Lance Armstrong’s is probably larger due to his intense athleticism. He says simply, “I just love the human heart...

UNC Charlotte Health Risk Assessment Lab

New Program Provides Free Health Screenings to Hundreds of Seniors

October 12, 2016

Hundreds of Charlotte seniors will receive detailed screenings and critical health interventions through the Department of Kinesiology’s Health Risk Assessment Lab as part of a new program funded by the Sharon Towers Continuing Care Retirement Community. A donation of more $150,000 from Sharon...

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Sprained Ankle Could Pose Longer-Term Harms to Health

June 28, 2016

(U.S. News & World Report): Many Americans have suffered through an ankle break or sprain, but new research suggests these injuries might have a larger effect on health. UNC Charlotte Athletic Training Coordinator Tricia Hubbard-Turner spoke with U.S. News & World Report about why...


Professor Bret Wood Inducted into North Carolina Athletic Trainers Association Hall of Fame

March 23, 2016

UNC Charlotte athletic training clinical coordinator Bret Wood is the 2016 inductee to the North Carolina Athletic Trainers Association Hall of Fame. The award honors an NCATA athletic trainer with at least 20 years experience; nominees are put forward by peers and evaluated by the Board of...

Healthy Aging Workshop

Seniors Learn Secrets to Staying Fit at Healthy Aging Workshop UNC Charlotte's Official YouTube Channel

February 26, 2016

Bridging the gap between health research and community outreach is an important mission of the College of Health and Human Services. As UNC Charlotte’s Wills Citty reports, a recent workshop attended by more than 60 area seniors was representative of that purpose.

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Multi-Million Dollar Belk Gym Renovation Benefits Kinesiology Department

January 13, 2016

A freshly upgraded Belk Gymnasium is open for business following a nearly $20 million renovation. Students and visitors to the facility will find vastly improved spaces for learning and physical activity at the home of the Department of Kinesiology. The department directly...

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Senior Lecturer Recognized for Top Presentation at International Conference

December 2, 2015

Senior Department of Kinesiology lecturer Roy Fielding has been recognized for an outstanding presentation at the 2015 World Conference on Drowning Prevention. Fielding’s presentation on the Lifeguard Rescue Reporting System he developed was one of four designated as "outstanding" by the...

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Athletic Training Alum Saves High School Soccer Player's Life

November 19, 2015

On an otherwise unremarkable afternoon, athletic trainer Heather Teague was making her rounds at Charlotte’s Providence Day School team practices, when a feeling in the pit of her stomach made her stop. Teague trained her eyes on one of the school’s many athletic fields.  She hadn’t been...

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VIDEO: The Science of the Sprain: The Aftermath of Ankle Injuries

November 18, 2015

For years, ankle sprains have been thought of as a painful annoyance, something you can recover from quickly with proper treatment. But new research at UNC Charlotte is calling into question the long term effects of the injury. Tricia Hubbard-Turner, an associate professor in...