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News from the Department of Kinesiology at Penn State

Jim Pawelczyk, associate professor of physiology, kinesiology and medicine at Penn State, testified before the Subcommittee on Space in the U.S. House of Representative’s Committee on Science, Space and Technology on Friday, July 10 in Washington, D.C.


Exercise is Medicine at Penn State has been recognized as a Silver level program by the American College of Sports Medicine. The Department of Kinesiology will be honored along with other institutions during Exercise is Medicine on Campus: A Recognition of Outstanding Programs on May 29 at the American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting in San Diego.


Tyler Proper has always had an interest in the medical field. After graduating from high school in 2006, he enrolled in the U.S. Navy as a hospital corpsman, acting as a first responder on the battlefield to Marine Corps infantry. When his military career came to an end, he knew he wanted to continue his studies in the medical field. He will graduate with a bachelor of science degree in kinesiology on Saturday, May 9. On May 18, he will begin the Penn State College of Medicine Physician Assistant Program at the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.


Ten students will represent the College of Health and Human Development as student marshals during at the May 9, 2015, commencement ceremony at Penn State.


Mark Dyreson, professor of kinesiology, and Jaime Schultz, assistant professor of kinesiology, have edited a sports history book published as a special issue of the International Journal of the History of Sport.


Penn State's College of Health and Human Development Alumni Society recently recognized several faculty members, staff members and students for their accomplishments.


Penn State's College of Health and Human Development Alumni Society presented eight students with the Alumni Recognition for Student Excellence Award during an awards luncheon Friday, April 24.


Students in the College of Health and Human Development will present their undergraduate research at upcoming poster forums.


Cedric X. Bryant, chief science officer of the American Council on Exercise, will present “Can You Trust the Headlines?,” a review of American Council on Exercise-sponsored studies, from 6 to 7:15 p.m. on Thursday, April 9, at 100 Life Sciences Building, Penn State University Park. The event is sponsored by the Department of Kinesiology’s Diversity and Climate Committee.


Students from the College of Health and Human Development are among the winners at the annual Graduate Exhibition.


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