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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.
October 27, 2012
The Division of Health in the Department of Health & Kinesiology at Texas A&M University teamed up with the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing (NCHEC) to host "The Perfect Pitch: How to Market Yourself as a CHES/MCHES" webinar on November, 15, 2012.
April 16, 2012

A Texas A&M University program is providing Aggie health and kinesiology majors with invaluable hands-on training for their future careers, while also giving local children with disabilities a venue for exercise and entertainment.

March 05, 2012

From helping you create healthy grocery lists to acting as your own personal trainer, there really is an app for that.

February 17, 2012

Fire fighting is a job that requires extreme bouts of physical activity, often under severe conditions. It’s no surprise that the cardiovascular system of a firefighter is pushed to the limit when fighting a blaze.

January 03, 2012

If you made a New Year's resolution, chances are high one of your 2012 goals includes getting in shape.

November 10, 2011

The holidays are almost here. The season brings celebrations with family and friends-and lots of food. For many Americans, however, these celebrations will contribute to extra pounds in 2011.

September 16, 2011
The President has forwarded a request to the Chancellor to fund three new building projects in response to a permanent university fund (PUF) request from the system.
August 28, 2011

Stereotypes. Conform to them and experience pressure to achieve and sustain. Don't conform and risk suffering from shame or guilt.

May 04, 2011

The so-called "bad cholesterol" — low-density lipoprotein commonly called LDL — may not be so bad after all, shows a Texas A&M University study that casts new light on the cholesterol debate, particularly among adults who exercise.

April 18, 2011

A healthier lifestyle doesn't have to mean radical changes in diet and exercise. It can be as simple as taking the stairs instead of the elevator or regularly lifting a 10-pound bag of sugar, notes comedian Kevin Hughes.


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