KIN Shines at 2018 Western Society for Kinesiology & Wellness Conference

Our department was once again well represented at the 2018 Western Society for Kinesiology & Wellness conference  this fall.

Dr. Greg Payne was the Keynote speaker.

Numerous faculty and students presented on a wide-range of topics at the conference.

Dr. Areum Jensen: Alterations in musculoskeletal architecture and strength, and their relation to functional mobility in adults with Cerebral Palsy, and Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorder and the effect of exercise;

Dr. Gong Chen: A study on self-defense strategies and skills in real life attacks;

Dr. Bethany Shifflett: Collegiate athletes’ sport experiences; and

Dr. Seung Ho Chang: Content knowledge and knowledge packet for teaching fundamental motor skills.

In addition, there were student poster presentations from:

Aurelyn Ancheta: Robot-assisted gait therapy for people with Parkinson’s Disease (1st place research critique award);

Ro-Anne Galleta: Cognitive behavioral based physical therapy, and use of electrical stimulation in prosthetic rehabilitation (3rd place research critique award).

Campus Closure Due to Air Quality: Health Resources

KIN community,

As may you know, the campus will be closed today and tomorrow due poor air quality as a result of the devastating fires in Northern California.

The following is a helpful website that allows you to monitor the air quality index in a given location. It also gives information on how the AQI may impact your health.

https://airnow.gov/index.cfm?action=airnow.main

More importantly, on behalf of the Department of Kinesiology I want to acknowledge members of our campus community that have been directly impacted by the wildfires across the state. Please let us know if we can help out in any way.

For those that are able, there are many options available to help out those in need with financial contributions or donations of goods.

Linked below is a piece that offers some suggestions if you are inclined to help with the relief effort.

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/nation/how-to-help-those-affected-by-the-california-wildfires