Kinesiology News

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 […]

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 […]