Kinesiology News

Exercise Science Student Named National Scholar by American Kinesiology Association

UNC Charlotte exercise science graduate Mackenzie Whittaker has been named a 2021 National Scholar by the American Kinesiology Association for a distinctive record of academics and leadership. Whittaker co-founded and served as president of the Pre-Physical Therapy Club, and took the lead in writing a constitution and building a website and online interest video for […]

New Program to Offer Sports Analytics Internships with Charlotte 49ers Athletics

The Charlotte 49ers Athletics Department has partnered with UNC Charlotte’s School of Data Science (SDS) and the Department of Kinesiology to provide sports analytics for each of the 49ers’ 18 athletic programs. The new internship program, which is set to launch in fall 2021, offers students the opportunity to gain invaluable, “on-the-field” industry experience. “Our […]

Athletic Training Program Advocates for Women Researchers In the Sciences

By: Abbey Thomas Fenwick, assistant professor, Department of Kinesiology Over the past decade research has revealed the gender-bias in scientific fields. Women are underrepresented in health and scientific publication author lists. Women account for less than 40% of all lead or senior authors publishing research in major scientific and healthcare journals. And female-authored manuscripts are […]

Meet CHHS Dean Catrine Tudor-Locke

Visitors to her office at the UNC Charlotte College of Health and Human Services will sometimes hear Dean Catrine Tudor-Locke before they round the corner leading to her door. She has a laugh that carries. You might also be greeted by the drumbeat of her shoes as they connect with the treadmill under her standing […]

New Academic Programs Respond to Job Market and Region’s Needs

The UNC Charlotte Department of Kinesiology is responding to the greater Charlotte region’s employment needs with two new graduate certificate programs in respiratory therapy that are relevant to the current and future job market. “UNC Charlotte has a long history of being nimble in adapting to the evolving needs of our students and our community […]

UNC Charlotte Kinesiology Chair Elected to National Board of Directors

David Bellar, chair of the UNC Charlotte Department of Kinesiology, has been elected to a three-year term on the Board of Directors for American Kinesiology Association (AKA). Bellar’s tenure with the board will begin after AKA’s 2021 Leadership Workshop held on January 27 and 28. The theme for this year’s workshop program is “Leading through […]

VIDEO: Celebrating First-Generation College Students

They’re the first in their families, but achieving a long-time dream. UNC Charlotte celebrated First-Generation College Students Day on Nov. 8, 2020 in recognition of so many valuable members of Niner Nation. The video below features Zack Bryant, an exercise science major. His journey reflects that of many at UNC Charlotte. Our very own Dean, […]

Exercise Science Alumna Interns with Tennessee Titans

Bria Jones, a 2017 graduate of UNC Charlotte’s exercise science program got a first-hand look at athletic training in professional sports during a seven-week internship with the Tennessee Titans after receiving a scholarship from the Professional Football Athletic Trainers Society (PFATS) and NFL “Being able to work with professional athletes and have so many modalities […]

WBTV: Outdoor Adventure Leadership Alum Bikes Across the Country

by: Emma Korynta A UNC Charlotte grad has returned home after spending the summer riding his bike thousands of miles across the United States from North Carolina to Oregon. Without a doubt, the coronavirus has upended plans for people across the country. For 23-year-old Jesse Greenlee, he decided to treat his canceled plans as an […]

Inside the Online Classroom with Professor Amanda Dexter

Amanda Dexter Respiratory Therapy In an effort to shed some more light on the measures faculty members are taking to assure the online courses they teach this fall align with students’ learning needs and expectations, we reached out to Dexter to see how she is approaching a few of her courses this fall semester. What […]