Welcome to Health and Kinesiology Healthy Ideas in Motion
Purdue University's Department of Health and Kinesiology is committed to the university's vision through creation of new knowledge through research and study in various disciplines centering on well-being, as well as the preparation of health and physical activity professionals. Equally, through various engagement programs and field experiences, students gain real world experience in the promotion of health and physical activity.
We recognize our obligation to maintain a spirit of community, support depth and breadth of scholarly interests and diversity of ideas, and foster cooperative efforts in scholarship, teaching, and service. It recognizes its obligation to contribute to society and the quality of life relative to its responsibilities and commitments. We hope this brief overview leads to further exploration of our web site. Please get to know our programs, faculty, staff, and our students on this site. We look forward to hearing from you if you need further information.
- Health and Kinesiology professors, Dr. Meghan McDonough and Tarra Hodge, and Nicole Berryman an HK senior, teamed with the YWCA to offer an exercise program for cancer survivors. Click the link to read about the program in Purdue News: http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2013/Q2/health-and-kinesiology-teams-with-ywca-to-offer-exercise-program-for-cancer-survivors.html Click here to read the J&C article on the program:
- HK grad student, Lindley McDavid, was honored at the 15th Annual Celebration of Graduate Teaching Excellence which was hosted by the Office of the Provost, Graduate School, Committee for the Education of Teaching Assistants, and the Center for Instructional Excellence. Click below to read the article in Purdue Today: http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/purduetoday/releases/2013/Q2/graduate-students-honored-for-teaching-excellence.html
- Dr. Cheryl Cooky was recently promoted to Associate Professor. Congratulations, Dr. Cooky!
- Dr. Bonnie Blankenship was featured in an article in Purdue News that discussed how physical activity has a positive impact on student academic achievement. http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2013/Q2/college-students-working-out-at-campus-gyms-get-better-grades.html
- Dr. Meghan McDonough's research shows that breast cancer survivors win when teaming up for community races and was featured on Purdue News. http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2013/Q2/breast-cancer-survivors-win-when-teaming-up-for-community-races.html
- HK grad student, Tiphanie Raffegeau, organized and directed the 4th annual TEDx conference at Purdue. She was also interviewed on NPR and mentioned in articles in The Exponent and The Journal and Courier. See the various links here: http://www.tedxpurdueu.com/team/ http://www.purdueexponent.org/features/article_f22d6e11-8550-5c56-814b-8efbb4a8ec67.html http://www.jconline.com/article/20130412/NEWS0501/304120026/21-speakers-least-many-topics-draw-hundreds-Purdue-s-TED-event http://wbaa.org/post/tedxpurdueu-2013-conference-set-friday
- HK's Tarra Hodge was interviewed and featured in the April edition of Club Business International. Click here to read the article.
- HK's Doug Wiedman was interviewed in the March edition of Bowlers Journal.com Click here to read the article.
- HK's Larry Leverenz and the Purdue Neurotrama Group's research was featured in two Sports Illustrated articles. Click below to read the articles:
- Mary Duff's application for the "Give Hope, Fight Poverty" Student Grant Program for Community Service/Service Learning Projects was awarded to her for her project titled, "Child-headed Household Orphan Service Learning in Swaziland". Congratulations, Mary!
- Congratulations to HK's Joy McEwen who was awarded National Dance Instructor of the Year by IAHPERD (Indiana Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance).
- Lane Yahiro's expert advice on maintaining health resolutions is featured in the College of Health & Human Sciences publication, LIFE360. Click here to read the feature: http://www.purdue.edu/hhs/life360/fall2012/maintaining-healthy-resolutions.html
- The Purdue's Neurotrauma Group (HK's Larry Leverenz, Eric Nauman, and Thomas Talvage) was featured in an article in the Indianapolis Star entitled "Indiana at the Center of Football Helmet Research". Click here to read the article: http://www.indystar.com/article/20130222/SPORTS/302220063/Quest-save-football-may-begin-Indiana-high-schools-helmet-experimentation?nclick_check=1
- The College of Engineering Awards of Excellence have been published for 2013. Health and Kinesiology is proud to announce that The Purdue Neurotrauma Group which includes HK's Dr. Larry Leverenz was selected to receive the CoE Team Award. Awards will be presented at the 11th annual Engineering Faculty Awards of Excellence Banquet in April. Congratulations to Larry & the PNG Team!
- The Purdue Neurotrauma Group's research on lasting neurological damage in football-related concussions was featured in the Chicago Tribune recently. The Purdue Neurotrauma Group includes HK's Dr. Larry Leverenz, Eric Nauman, and Thomas Talvage. Click here to read the article: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-met-football-concussions-20130212,0,747478.story
- Congratulations to Dr. Haslyn Hunte who was recently interviewed on WAMC Northeast Public Radio out of Albany, New York, regarding his research on the connection between the perception of unfair treatment and substance abuse. To see Dr. Hunte's feature, please click on the links below: http://www.wamc.org/programs/academic-minute
- Congratulations to Audrey Johnson, one of Health & Kinesiology’s Physical Education and Health students! Audrey was awarded a travel grant to attend the Undergraduate Student Leadership Forum at the 2013 American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD) National Convention. As only two grants were awarded by the Indiana Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (IAHPERD) in the State of Indiana, this is a great honor. Congratulations, Audrey!
- HK's Grant Thorne shared his speed and explosive power exercises with track and field athletes at Beijing University. Click here.
- Dr. Larry Leverenz's concussion research featured on WLFI.com. Click here.
- Pete's PALs featured in Purdue News. Click here.
- Alice Wilcoxson has been selected by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) for site visit training in 2014. Click here.
- Dr. Howard Zelaznik has joined the Vice President for Research team as the new associate vice president for research. A professor of Health and Kinesiology, Howie has been serving as Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Programs in the College of Health and Human Sciences since January 2011. He previously was chair of the Institutional Board and the University Senate, and also has served as a Provost Fellow. In his new position, Howie will focus on protection of research subjects program, overseeing research involving human participants; research, teaching or testing involving vertebrate animals; chemical, biological and radiological hazards, and development of system-wide policies.
- Dr. Howard Zelaznik elected Fellow to the American Association for the Advancement of Science. http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2012/Q4/9-purdue-professors-elected-as-fellows-by-top-science-organization.html
- Congratulations, Health Education and Physical Education Faculty and Students! According to recently released 2009-2010 Indiana Teacher Education Program rankings, Purdue’s Health and Kinesiology Department prepared the highest number of physical education teachers in the State of Indiana. The Department also prepared second highest number of health education teachers. In addition the physical education students’ content knowledge scores were the highest in the state, while the health education students’ scores were the second highest. Great job everyone!
- Dr. Haslyn Hunte's Study: Unkindness linked to alcohol, drug abuse in black populations published in Purdue News. Click below to read the article: http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2012/Q4/study-unkindness-linked-to-alcohol,-drug-abuse-in-black-populations.htm