Kinesiology News

Postdoctoral Research Assistant Teams Up with Dean Tudor-Locke

Agnes Bucko overcame many odds since her parents migrated from Poland. As a first-generation American citizen, she is now leading the next generation of public health research. Each year, students who have finished a Ph.D. apply for research positions all over the world. “Research is happening all the time in all types of settings,” explained […]

National Aquatics Leader Roy Fielding Commemorated by Belk Gym Pool Dedication

UNC Charlotte honors the remarkable achievements and powerful legacy of one man. Behind the accomplishments emerges the portrait of a complex, self-driven, deeply caring individual who was obsessed with impacting others and reveals practical lessons on a life well-lived. Belk Gym Pool Named in Fielding’s Honor On a warm late afternoon in April, over 100 […]

Meet the Graduate: Alasia Richardson

Exercise science major Alasia Richardson has overcome incredible challenges to graduate, but she never stopped following her passion or gave up hope. Her message is that you too can overcome any obstacle and come out stronger on the other side. Tell us a little bit about yourself. I was born in Terre Haute, Indiana and […]

Meet the Graduate: Priya Patel

Priya Patel grew up in North Carolina’s Lake Norman area. A member of the Class of 2022, she will graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from the University’s College of Health and Human Services. An aspiring physician, Patel discusses her Charlotte journey and plans for the future. What is your degree program […]

New York Mets and Baltimore Orioles Consult with UNC Charlotte Biodynamics Laboratory

UNC Charlotte is using biomechanical data to enhance hitters’ performance and attracted the attention of Major League Baseball. It all began in the fall of 2019 when the Charlotte Baseball coaching staff approached the UNC Charlotte Biodynamics Research Laboratory about collecting data on their pitchers. Two years later, Bryce Wheary of the New York Mets […]

Virtual Dissection Table: The New Standard in Health Education

The Anatomage Table is the most technologically advanced 3D virtual dissection and anatomy visualization tool in the world. Students now have access to a whole new level of learning. With a swipe of his finger, UNC Charlotte simulation technician Ashton Atmore adjusts the brightness on the 81-by-28-inch touch screen display, revealing each layer of the […]

Beyond the Spectrum: Autism, Exercise and the Miracle of Chris Fitzmaurice

The prostate cancer had returned when John McGuire met Chris Fitzmaurice ’09, ’12 M.S. It’s a stubborn disease that can hide away for years, then come back when you thought you had it beat. After hurting his shoulder in an accident caused by muscle weakness that’s a symptom of John’s 24-month oral chemotherapy plan, his […]

New Certificate Program Will Deliver Competitive Edge for Undergrads Pursuing Sports Analytics Careers

In America, the sports industry is estimated to be worth more than $500 billion. It’s also big business in Charlotte, where professional, collegiate and amateur sports and recreation inject more than $2 billion into the economy. As data analysis has become essential to professional and college sports, UNC Charlotte has emerged as a leader in […]

Department of Kinesiology Looks to the Future with New Name

The UNC Charlotte Department of Kinesiology is now the Department of Applied Physiology, Health, and Clinical Sciences. The change comes at the end of a long research campaign aimed at settling on terminology that would enhance the possibilities for new programs, recruitment, enrollment potential and overall growth. “There’s inherently nothing wrong with the term ‘kinesiology,’” […]

Kinesiology Chair Named Co-Editor of National Journal

David Bellar, chair of the UNC Charlotte Department of Kinesiology, has been named an inaugural editor of the Journal of Health and Physical Literacy. The Journal is affiliated with the newly launched National Academy of Health and Physical Literacy, which seeks to advance health and physical literacy for all individuals. “Dr. Bellar is an outstanding […]