Kinesiology & Health Science

Differently shaped chainrings not necessarily beneficial

AUGUSTA, GA. – If you had a secret weapon, would you use it? That is what Dr. Amos Meyers, Professor of Kinesiology, is trying to answer through his research on cycling equipment. One of the pieces of the bicycle that amateur cyclists and spectators may not consider is the impact …

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Professor focuses on sport psychology, LGBTQ issues in sport

AUGUSTA, GA – As the makeup of the United States grows and changes over time, so will diversity in our sports programs grow and change. Dr. Hannah Bennett’s research is on the forefront of those changes, enhancing inclusivity and knocking down barriers. “Initially my research focused on the psychology of …

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College of Education will host exhibit promoting peace

AUGUSTA, GA – The Augusta University College of Education will host a free, two-day exhibit called “Building a Culture of Peace for the Children of the World” in the JSAC Breezeway on the Summerville campus Nov. 30 to Dec. 1. Illustrating the importance of building a culture of peace at …

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Kinesiology student leads fitness initiative during internship

AUGUSTA, GA. – John Felak had a lot of good things to say about his most recent intern. The Program Coordinator with North Augusta Parks, Recreation and Leisure Services worked with College of Education kinesiology graduate Jessica (Carpenter) Kottkamp for nine months as she finished her senior year and strove to gain …

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Kinesiology professor brings cycling expertise to Augusta

AUGUSTA, GA – Cycling is a growth sport, expects to double in revenue in the next five years, according to an industry report by IBISWorld. Dr. Amos Meyers, newly hired Assistant Professor of Kinesiology in the GRU College of Education, hopes to encourage that interest here in Augusta. “I study …

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How to use hydration to increase athletic performance

Dr. Graeme J. Connolly AUGUSTA, GA – Fluid balance is critical for cardiovascular function, regulation of body temperature, injury prevention, and recovery from activity. A body that is not optimally hydrated cannot perform maximally. In addition, most athletes are going to sweat when the exercise. Therefore, fluid needs are always …

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Kinesiology sophomore wins Peach Belt Inspiration Award

AUGUSTA, GA  – Georgia Regents University sophomore softball player Kristen Millswas presented with the Peach Belt Conference Inspiration Award at the league’s annual meetings in Hilton Head on Tuesday.  Mills received the award, only the third ever handed out by the conference, for her extraordinary courage and determination in returning …

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College faculty share research findings, publish articles

AUGUSTA, GA. – Dr. Graeme Connolly had his presentation, “The Coaching Approach of a Successful High School Softball Coach,” accepted for the 2015 Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE) America Southern District Convention to be held Feb. 18-21 in Atlanta. The presentation is part of a larger research study called The …

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College will host workshop on commuting by bicycle

AUGUSTA, GA. – The GRU College of Education’s Department of Kinesiology & Health Science will host a lunch-and-learn on safe commuting by bicycle in the CSRA on Nov. 12. A certified instructor from the League of American Bicyclists will present “Confident City Cycling in Metro Augusta” from noon to 1 …

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