Kinesiology and Health Education News

KHE Professor Jan Todd Named to the 2019 Texas Ten by Texas Exes

May 2, 2019

Jan Todd, professor of Kinesiology and Health Education and director of the H. Lutcher Stark Center, has been named one of the 2019 Texas Ten by the Texas Exes.

Loukas Appointed Interim Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies

May 1, 2019

Alexandra Loukas has been appointed interim associate dean for research and graduate studies, effective June 1.

Alumna Wins TAHPERD Honor Award

April 11, 2019

Congratulations to Tere Ramirez, B.S. ‘77 and M.Ed. ‘81 on receiving the Honor Award from the Texas Association for Health and Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.

Ed Coyle Cited in New York Times on the Effects of Sitting

Apr. 11, 2019

Professor Ed Coyle was cited in a New York TImes article on how sitting for most of the day could make us resistant to the usual metabolic benefits of exercise.

KHE Faculty and Student Interviewed About Easy Exercises to Feel Great

March 27, 2019

Learn some easy exercise moves that will help to eliminate aches and pains from Kinesiology and Health Education Associate Professor of Instruction Dixie Stanforth and graduate student Kelsey Graham.

Get FIT: The 12-week On-campus Fitness and Nutrition Program That Will Change Your Life

Feb. 24, 2019

For 10 years, Get FIT has provided motivating workouts and nutritional guidance in a convenient location on campus.

Audrey Stone awarded $2.4 million NIH Grant

Feb. 19, 2019

Over the next four years, Kinesiology and Health Education Assistant Professor Audrey Stone will research the role of diabetes-related inflammation on cardiovascular responses.

Liesl Nydegger Discusses STI Research in Austin Monthly's A to Z Guide to Health

Jan. 2, 2019

Kinesiology and Health Education Assistant Professor Liesl Nydegger discusses her research on African-American and Latina mothers at risk for STIs in Austin.

Jody Jensen Receives UT President’s Civitatis Award

Congratulations to Professor Jody Jensen for receiving the 2018 Civitatis Award.

Tolga Ozyurtcu Appointed to North American Society for Sport History Executive Committee

Dec. 11, 2018

Kinesiology and Health Education's Tolga Ozyurtcu has been appointed to the North American Society for Sport History's executive committee.

College of Education Faculty and Student Projects Win President’s Awards for Global Learning

Nov. 13, 2018

College of Education faculty and student part of the winning teams for the Africa, East Asia, and Latin American regions of the President's Award for Global Learning.​

Sport Management Team Advances to Finals in Sport Marketing Competition

Oct. 31, 2018

Four Sport Management undergraduate students advanced to the finals in the Sport Marketing Association Case Cup competition.

Late Terry Todd’s legacy shines through in strength documentary

Oct. 26, 2018

Discover the "labor of love" involved in strength training through Jan and Terry Todd's newest documentary, Fullsterkur.

The Stark Center/Rogue Fitness Documentary Fullsterkur selected as “Marquee Feature” for 2018 Austin Film Festival

Oct. 5, 2018

The Stark Center and Rogue Fitness documentary "Fullsterkur" will be shown as a Marquee Feature for the 25th anniversary of the Austin Film Festival

RMS Doctoral Student Places Third in New Investigator Award Competition

Oct. 3, 2018

Rehabilitation and Movement Science doctoral student Dhruv Gupta has been awarded third place for his presentation at the 36th annual International Society of Biomechanics in Sports conference in Auckland, New Zealand.

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.

From Texas to Alaska: Cycling for a Cure for Cancer

July 23, 2018

Three College of Education students cycle 4,000 miles in the fight against cancer and decide that getting there really is half the fun.

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