Kinesiology and Health Education News

2018 Dean’s Distinguished Faculty

Sept. 14, 2018

Kinesiology and Health Education Professor Alexandra Loukas has received the 2018 Dean’s Distinguished Faculty Award.

Kinesiology and Health Education New Faculty 2018

Sept. 12, 2018

This year, the Department of Kinesiology and Health Education is joined by Hao-Yuan Hsiao and Galia Tzvetkov.

How Sports and the Military Helped Nate Boyer Bridge Cultural Divides

July 6, 2018

Kinesiology and Health Education alumnus Nate Boyer discusses how his experiences as a U.S. Special Forces Green Beret, University of Texas Longhorn and NFL player led him towards activism

Dixie Stanforth Explains Binge-Watching Health Risks and how to Avoid them

June 9, 2018

Increases in binge-watching are causing increased health risks. Provost's Teaching Fellow Dixie Stanforth speaks to Consumer Reports on these risks and how to reduce them.

KHE Student Explores Sports Law while Abroad in Switzerland

June 12, 2018

Kinesiology and Health Education student Sarah Chavez explains the benefits of learning new curriculum in a new country through the University of Texas at Austin study abroad programs.

Liesl Nydegger: Ben Carson's rent increases can empower domestic abusers

June 9, 2018

Kinesiology and Health Education Assistant Professor Liesl Nydegger discusses how rising housing costs are putting domestic violence victims at greater risk.

KHE Recent Graduate Earns Volunteer Appreciation Award at Ronald McDonald Family Room

June 7, 2018

This is awarded to one volunteer per location each year and is given to someone who has great communication with the staff, is loyal to their position, connects with families, and is a great example of a volunteer.

Liesl Nydegger: Federal vacancies and faulty beliefs exacerbate HIV prevention efforts

Is HIV even still a problem? The answer is yes and that is part of the problem because we don’t talk about it.

KHE Professor Mary Steinhardt Wins 2017 Civitatis Award

May 10, 2018

Steinhardt’s research focuses on the determinants and methods for building resilience and strength when challenged with change and stressful situations.

Terry Todd Interviewed about the Legacy of Andre the Giant

May 8, 2018

Terry Todd is interviewed by NPR's Texas Standard podcast about his friendship and meeting with André the Giant

KHE Graduate Student Wins Several Awards at the Texas ACSM Annual Meeting

April 17, 2018

Ann-Katrin Grotle, a Ph.D. student in the exercise science program in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, has won three awards at the most recent meeting of the TACSM

Kinesiology and Health Education Professor Jan Todd quoted in Forbes "The Body Beautiful Business"

April 12, 2018

"What you hear again and again and again is of someone who doesn't measure up in terms of what we think is fit and beautiful and transforming themselves through exercise."

Jan Todd and Terry Todd Inducted Into the International Sports Hall of Fame

March 12, 2018

The International Sports Hall of Fame inductees for the class of 2018 include some of the most elite athletes and contributors to the world of sports. They have made their mark on the world and are being honored for thei

Graduate Student Wins North American Society for Sport History Graduate Essay Prize

March 5, 2018

Duckworth is the third recipient from Texas since 2012 to receive this award. He is also a consecutive winner from Texas, as the 2017 Graduate Essay Prize was awarded to Ben Pollack

Associate Professor Thomas Hunt Featured in Pittsburg Post-Gazzette Article on Russian Doping in the Olympics

Feb. 24, 2018

Associate Professor Thomas Hunt offers insight on the political strategy behind Russian doping in the Olympics.

Athletic Training Students Win SWATA Student Quiz Bowl

Jan. 31, 2018

Students Ralph Alvarez, Tushar Patel, Ronald Ramon and Erin Backus (team alternate) participated in the tournament on January 26th. They defeated 11 other teams, including those from graduate Athletic Training programs.

College of Education Alumni to be Recipients of 2018 SHAPE America Awards

Jan. 22, 2018

Two College of Education alumni will receive honors at the 2018 SHAPE America Convention and Expo.

Liesl Nydegger Receives 2017 APHA Women’s Caucus Award

Liesl Nydegger was presented with the 2017 APHA Women’s Caucus Award at the 2017 annual meeting this November. Nydegger received the award for her abstract titled “Structural factors, syndemics, and sexual health among h

KHE Student Awarded Undergraduate Research Fellowship from the Office of Undergraduate Research

Exercise Science Major Jacob Vines has his research funded in the Motor Control Lab