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Penn State Berks and Alvernia University have recently signed a joint agreement centered on Alvernia’s new doctor of physical therapy (DPT) program. According to the agreement, a minimum of five seats in Alvernia’s DPT program are reserved for qualified students graduating from the Penn State Berks bachelor of science in kinesiology degree program. In return, students in Alvernia’s DPT program will gain access to Penn State Berks’ cadaver laboratory for their first-year anatomy course.

Concussions can have lasting impacts on injured athletes, including compromised nerve function weeks after the initial trauma, according to a recent Penn State study.

About 50 members of the Penn State Mont Alto campus community participated in health screening and fitness testing during an Exercise is Medicine (EiM) event at the Multipurpose Activities Center on Oct. 8.

The Department of Kinesiology and Kinesiology Club are gearing up for their 4th annual Exercise is Medicine (EiM) week, which will kick off Oct. 12. Events include outdoor exercise stations at high visibility sites, exercise competitions, prize drawings, fitness testing, a “skip the elevator-take the stairs” signage campaign, and an educational booth at the HUB-Robeson Center.

Christian Kaschak, a kinesiology major and member of the men's soccer team, spent his summer helping assisting with surgeries in Vietnam. The aspiring surgeon was involved in an effort called the Vietnam Medicine Project 17.

Researchers at the Biomechanics Lab are using technology to study the human body in new and exciting ways.

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.

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