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).

Western Society for Kinesiology & Wellness (WSKW) Conference

The Western Society for Kinesiology & Wellness (WSKW) hosts a conference each October in Reno, Nevada. Their conference includes a segment designed to help students take their first steps in presenting peer-reviewed work at a professional conference.

The deadline for submission of proposals has been changed to April 30th instead of end of March. So, if you were considering submitting a proposal (see my 3/10 email below with info.) you have extra time.

Abstract form here:


In one or more of your classes this semester you may have an assignment to critique an article. If you do well on that assignment you are encouraged to submit your work for review and presentation (if accepted) at the WSKW conference ( The deadline for submitting work is March 31st. The conference is October 7-9, 2015 at Harrah’s in Reno, Nevada. Conference registration is $45 for students.

Grad students:

Near the end of your project/thesis? Consider submitting your work for review for a poster session.

This is a great opportunity to get experience presenting at a professional conference, strengthen your resume, and begin networking with students from other campuses. Here is a link where you’ll find directions, the evaluation form that will be used to review submissions, and a sample to follow.

Information is also attached to this email to give you an example. More at the above URL