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August 24, 2017
Dr. Richard Kreider and the Exercise & Sport Nutrition Lab (ESNL) have been awarded Best for Health & Research Education – Texas by Global Health & Pharma (GHP) Magazine.
July 06, 2017
With the goal of bringing more attention to Texas A&M and improving the impact the College of Education and Human Development has on the human performance field, Debbie and Mike Hilliard ’73 have committed $2 million to the Huffines Institute for Sports Medicine and Human Performance.
April 11, 2017
Women, men, athletes, healthy and unhealthy individuals around the world have seen the impacts of research happening in the Exercise and Sport Nutrition Laboratory (ESNL).
April 11, 2017
Under the guidance of the Center for Translational Research in Aging and Longevity, Dan Roper was able to get his life back.
October 25, 2016
The class, led by Dr. Idethia Harvey, is a result of the continuing partnership between CEHD and the Bryan Federal Prison Camp to focus on different needs for female inmates.
September 09, 2016
The Department of Health and Kinesiology will host the Huffines Discussion 6 on November 11 at 1 p.m. in the Annenberg Presidential Conference Center.
August 15, 2016
It’s taking over the headlines around the world – people being injured playing Pokémon Go, a location-based augmented reality game.
May 09, 2016
Telehealth uses contemporary, long-distance technology to provide in-depth mental health treatment and response to patients at remote sites throughout the Brazos Valley.
April 12, 2016
While researchers have not found a cure for dementia, one professor in the Department of Health and Kinesiology at Texas A&M University is using her service learning project to help slow down the progress for a group of dementia patients in College Station.
December 07, 2015
In 2010, the Department of Health and Human Services reported that nearly 25% of the U.S. adult population was completely sedentary. For faculty in the Department of Health and Kinesiology, that number is concerning.
November 11, 2015
Dr. Adam Barry, an associate professor in health and kinesiology at Texas A&M, conducts research exploring the unique issues pertinent to student service members and veterans.
October 06, 2015
The Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT) program performed wellness screenings on undergraduate dance science students.
September 18, 2015
Dr. Idethia Harvey is an associate professor in health education where her experience in health promotion and disease prevention within minority communities has allowed her to teach her students about the importance of health education.
July 21, 2015
In an effort to develop new programming to reduce teen pregnancies, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Adolescent Health has awarded 7.5 million to the Center for Community Health Development (CCHD) at the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health. The five-year project is a collaboration between CCHD and the Department of Health and Kinesiology (HLKN).
June 09, 2015
Texas House Bill 767 – which would have made Texas the first state to require electrocardiogram (ECG) screening for high school athletes – sparked widespread debate during the spring 2015 legislative session, but what is ECG testing, really? Texas A&M University students have options available if they wish to get one.
April 03, 2015
During his undergraduate studies, Kevin Shimkus gained a strong interest in the study of skeletal muscle and wet lab research. Kevin decided to couple that with his fascination of spaceflight and came to pursue his doctorate at the College of Education & Human Development, where he studies in Dr. James Fluckey’s Muscle Biology Laboratory.
October 23, 2014
Texas A&M’s Department of Health and Kinesiology has entered into a new program to enrich the career aspirations of students in the health field.
Research in front of a stage with a band
June 12, 2014

Music entertains people all around the world. Live music performances can affect an audience’s mood and energy levels and the performers, too.

April 21, 2014
A research team led by Cheryl Lyn Walker, Ph.D., with the Texas A&M Health Science Center Institute of Biosciences and Technology and College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, along with partners from across Texas A&M and the Texas Medical Center (TMC) in Houston, is intent on altering that staggering statistic.
February 09, 2014
A Triangle of Wellness: Sunday Simbo Combines Science and Spirituality for The Good of Research
Pilates class
January 16, 2014
Dr. Tim Lightfoot, director of the Huffines Institute, talked with WBEZ Chicago Public Radio about the correlation between exercise and a person's genetic makeup.
November 03, 2013

The department played host to the Texas ACSM Fall Speaker Series with a presentation from Dr. Mike Reid. He is the dean of the College of Health and Human Performance at the University of Florida.

November 03, 2013
Eight national thinkers in the world of human performance and sports science bring their knowledge and insight to Texas A&M and the Brazos Valley community.
July 15, 2013
Extended Deadline: March 15 for Sponsored Registration Applications multi-professional faculty of well-known experts will help you to better understand the practicalities of tracer methodology enabling you to confidently engage in tracer studies or giving you a head start building your own tracer lab.
February 07, 2013
The Center for Translational Research in Aging and Longevity (CTRAL) and the European Society of Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism (ESPEN) is sponsoring a two-day conference over tracer methodology at the Hilton Hotel & Conference Center in April.

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