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Professor Leon's lifetime of exercise science research featured in a newly published textbook. http://buff.ly/1qVeH6X
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Sleep as a Competitive Advantage http://buff.ly/1qbM3ug
Too many of us live by the myth that one less hour of sleep gives us one more hour of productivity, Tony Schwartz writes in the Life@Work column. In reality, lost sleep not only leaves us more fatigued, but also takes a toll on our cognitive capacity.
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Tyler Bosch's (Ph.D., 14') research on visceral adipose tissue of NFL players to be published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
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The School of Kinesiology wishes you a safe and summer-filled 4th of July!
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Who will win today?

Juergen Konczak says: "I would like to put forward a counter- narrative by quoting the famous words by Gary Linneker, England’s former captain: "Football is a simple game. Twenty-two men chase a ball for 90 minutes and at the end, the Germans always win." I predict that this will be a very tactical game with low scores. Only, if one team scores early, will we see a change in pace, because a loss will mean elimination for either team. Both teams are happy with a tie, because it will be enough to advance to the round of 16." #KINEXPERTS #WORLDCUP #FIFA
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A Class to Challenge Both Mind, Body, and Spirit http://buff.ly/1yO7yaB
Athletes all over the world are drawn to the sport of competing in marathons. To those who may be unfamiliar with the marathon world, the amount of training, dedication, and discipline needed is as...
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Phenomenal stock photos are at your fingertips http://buff.ly/1qOMmPs
"Don't use stock photos," photographers shout. But why not? Stock photos often portray cliche and unrealistic situations. These improbable scenes leave the viewer feeling disconnected and uninteres...
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The RPLS and outdoor minor were highlighted in CEHD blog over the weekend. Check it out! http://buff.ly/1jgBGHd
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The key to #USA victory from Stacy Ingraham:
"The US has to play aggressive soccer unleashing the speed of the forwards. This is where losing Altidore makes this more challenging. The US must play to win and not play to not lose. Score first and game over!"
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HSCL conducts industry-sponsored field testing of new elliptical trainer design
- See more at: http://buff.ly/1iwdQ9Z #research #umn
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Who will win today?

Stacy Ingraham says: "The US has two things going for it right now: We are fast enough on the offensive side of the ball to beat Germany and we have the 5th-best goalie in the world, who just got beat in the last 30 seconds of a game. He will not make that mistake again. In most of sport, speed wins games. With the tactical game plan of a great coach, the speed of the front side of the ball, and a goalie who will be incredibly focused...the US WINS!" #KINEXPERTS #WORLDCUP #FIFA
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the broad study of physical activity and biomechanics to sport management and human performance to recreation and leisure across the lifespan
Introduction
Kinesiology, broadly defined, is the study of human movement. The School of Kinesiology at the University of Minnesota focuses on the biological, developmental, social, and behavioral bases of physical activity, recreation, sport and human performance through its programs in Kinesiology, Sport Management, and Recreation, Park, and Leisure Studies. Our academic degree programs prepare students for a variety of professional opportunities in both public and private sectors that include teaching, research, health promotion, rehabilitation, medicine, coaching, sport administration, and services related to physical activity and fitness. Positions are found in settings that include schools, colleges and universities, public and private agencies, clinical environments, government, business, and the military.

School of Kinesiology faculty conduct research across a wide range of topics, including:

  • metabolic syndrome and obesity
  • childhood and adolescent obesity
  • bone health in children and adolescents
  • posture stability and motion sickness in virtual environments
  • motor learning after brain injury
  • exercise, health and disease
  • psychological and social development of youth through sport participation
  • youth sport
  • sport management ethics and policy
  • sport consumer psychology
  • media representations of females in sport
The school is home to an internationally recognized program in exercise science and health enhancement in the Laboratory of Physiological Health and Exercise Science (LPHES) and to the Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport, the only center in the world dedicated specifically to issues related to girls and women in sport and physical activity. The Tucker Center is supported by an endowment from U of M alumna Dr. Dorothy McNeill Tucker.

In 2005, the School of Kinesiology’s doctoral program was one of 32 institutions ranked by the American Academy of Kinesiology and Physical Education (AAKPE). The school’s program was ranked fourth among nine of the Big 10 universities participating, ahead of programs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of Michigan, and Michigan State University.