Kinesiology and Health Education News

Breaking Down Your Baby’s First Steps
Sep. 25, 2023
Kinesiology and Health Education’s Jody Jensen walks through this important milestone with Parents.

The Path to Becoming a Personal Trainer Starts at UT Austin
Sep. 19, 2023
Austin Fit Magazin recently highlighted the powerful educational impact that the Department of Kinesiology and Health Education has on students interested in becoming personal trainers.

The First Lady of Fitness Inspired Generations of Women Athletes, Including COE’s Jan Todd
Sep. 07, 2023
A fitness pioneer for more than six decades, Elaine LaLanne helped inspire generations.

Self-Compassion Can Improve Sport Performance and Overall Well-Being Among Athletes
Apr. 20, 2023
Determined to change the perception of self-compassion in athletics and athletic performance, researchers in the College of Education developed an online intervention for NCAA athletes to assess the effectiveness of self-compassion on their ability to respond to failure, improve well-being and increase perceived sport performance.

The Impact and Importance of Athletic Trainers: Q&A with Brian Farr, Kelvin Phan and Mohammad Al Hasan
Apr. 07, 2023
In recent months the athletic training (AT) profession has received a lot of attention largely due to the quick actions and outstanding responses from the Buffalo Bills athletic trainers. Athletic training officially became a major in the College of Education in 2002, and since then our AT students and…

Exoskeletons Must Act Faster Than Human Reaction Times to Improve Balance
Feb. 17, 2023
Assistant Professor Owen Beck examines whether wearable robots – like powered lower-limb exoskeletons– can improve balance and enable people to be active for longer.

How Long Does It Take to Get Fit Again?
Jan. 30, 2023
Kinesiology and Health Education Professor Edward Coyle discusses regaining fitness levels with the New York Times.

Hirofumi Tanaka Elected to the National Academy of Kinesiology
Dec. 06, 2022
Hirofumi Tanaka, Ph.D., featured center, in the lab with KHE students. Hirofumi Tanaka, Ph.D., was inducted as a fellow of the National Academy of Kinesiology, one of the highest honors bestowed upon a kinesiology scholar. Tanaka has been a faculty member…

Building Teamwork Outside the Gym
Nov. 15, 2022
UT freshman volleyball player Emma Halter takes class to practice and game days through her “Building Winning Teams” course taught by Associate Professor, Matt Bowers, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education. Read the full article…

Faculty Members Matthew Bowers and Tolga Ozyurtcu Selected as 2022 Provost Teaching Fellows
Mar. 09, 2022
Matt Bowers The College of Education would like to congratulate faculty members Matthew Bowers and Tolga Ozyurtcu, both associate professors of instruction in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, for being selected to the 2022 Cohort of Provost’s Teaching Fellows (PTF). They were selected from a competitive…