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Six Penn State faculty members were recently named Social Science Research Institute Faculty Fellows for 2016–2017.


An $80,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), with matching support from the University, will fund five years of advanced training in data reproducibility and entrepreneurship.


Jaime Schultz, associate professor of kinesiology at Penn State, examines the stories of three African-American football players in "Moments of Impact." She explores how the community responded to their injuries, and the idea of "racialized memory."


Golf professionals and enthusiasts around the world now have unprecedented access to advanced technologies available at the Penn State Golf Teaching and Research Center through a new online course offered by the PGA Professional Golf Management program.


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.


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