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).

Dr. Chen conducts Self-defense Workshop for Bay Area Physical Educators

KIN faculty Dr. Gong Chen presented a workshop on “self-defense at knife attack” for about 20 physical educators at the Bay Area CAHPERD annual conference this past weekend, Nov 3-4, 2018. The events was hosted by the Dept. of Kinesiology, SJSU with Dr. Daum and Dr. Chen helping to lead to some of the proceedings. Participants indicated that they gained hands-on experience with several research-based self-defense skills, got a lot of exercise during the practice, and had fun while learning. Trifecta!