News & Events

Prospective Graduate Student Open House – November 9

The University of Delaware Department of Kinesiology and Applied Physiology invites prospective graduate students to a special showcase on November 9th. Throughout the recruitment day, you’ll enjoy breakfast, graduate student panels, faculty presentations and tours of UD’s fantastic Science,...

KAAP Faculty Grant Award

Dr. Elisa Arch has been awarded a $500,000, 3-year grant from the Department of Defense’ Orthotics and Prosthetics Outcomes Research Program. This project entitled “Objective Clinical Prescription of Passive-Dynamic Ankle-Foot Orthoses to Optimize Patient Outcomes” aims to compare effectiveness of...

European Congress of Sports Sciences

Dr. Thomas Buckley, Associate Professor in Kinesiology & Applied Physiology, attended the “European Congress of Sports Sciences” Annual Meeting in Dublin Ireland, July 2018.  Dr. Buckley, Dr. David Howell (Colorado Children’s Hospital), and Dr. Robert Lynall (University of...

Heads Up

Soccer players who head the ball more frequently may be more likely to experience slight balance problems, suggesting that repetitive head impacts could have the potential to cause subtle neurological deficits, according to a preliminary study by University of Delaware researchers. More research...

UD Summer Brain Camp

Dr. Thomas Kaminski, who has been conducting research on head impacts in soccer for 20 years, and Postdocs/Graduate Students from Dr. Jeka’s CoBaL Lab participated in the University of Delaware’s Summer Brain Camp held June 4-15 2018. Read the full UDaily article here....

KAAP Presents at American College of Sports Medicine Conference

Several members of the Department of Kinesiology & Applied Physiology presented posters at this year’s American College of Sports Medicine Conference in Minneapolis MN. Jessie Oldham: Single and Dual-Task Tandem Gait Performance Throughout Concussion Recovery Melissa DiFabio: Concussion...

DE Special Olympics Soccer Skills Event

Highlights from the DE Special Olympics Soccer Skills Event hosted at the University of Delaware on April 28th, 2018. Dr. John Jeka, Chair of the Department of Kinesiology & Applied Physiology served as the guest speaker and over 100 UD Athletic Training students volunteered. Click here to...

KAAP Students of Distinction

Exercise Science majors Rachel DeLauder (junior), Cameron Dixon (sophomore), Adassa Phillips (junior), and Keddy Rwara (junior) were honored on Thursday April 26 at the Students of Distinction dinner.  The dinner recognized African American and Latin students.  The discussion focused on the...

ACSM Foundation Doctoral Student Research Grant

Kamila Migdal – High dietary sodium can increase the risk of cardiovascular disease including stroke. Even one high sodium meal can reduce blood vessel function. Thus, Kamila’s project will examine the effects of acute dietary sodium on brain blood vessel function at rest and blood...

Philadelphia Flyer in Athletic Training

As a Philadelphia Flyers athletic training intern, University of Delaware senior Nikki Patel performed rehabilitation as well as strength and conditioning training under the tutelage of Jim McCrossin, the Flyers’ athletic trainer/strength and conditioning coach. Read the full UDaily article...

Athletic Training Month – State of Delaware Proclamation

Our Tom Kaminski, alongside members from the Delaware Athletic Trainers Association, represented Athletic Training at a resolution signing by Governor John Carney and Lt. Governor Bethany Hall-Long on March 27th in Dover. The resolution recognizes March as Athletic Training Month in...