News & Events

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...

UD Summer Brain Camp

Postdocs and Graduate Students from Dr. Jeka’s CoBaL Lab participate in University of Delaware’s Summer Brain Camp held June 4-15 2018....

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...

Compound’s Role in Delaying Mild Cognitive Disorder & Dementia

If you look up the top ten leading causes of death, old age is the No. 1 risk factor for nearly all of them. University of Delaware Kinesiology & Applied Physiology Assistant Professor Christopher Martens is investigating a novel compound’s role in combating age-related chronic diseases like...

Volunteers needed for Research in Cardiovascular Laboratory

Volunteers needed for research in Cardiovascular Laboratory (Subjects will be compensated) CLICK HERE TO BE A VOLUNTEER The Cardiovascular Laboratory at UD is conducting a study looking at the effects of dietary counseling on blood vessel health in people who normally consume high levels of salt....

Concussions in the News

What Science Tells Us — And Doesn’t Tell Us — About Concussions An op-ed piece written by Bradley Bley (Delaware Orthopaedic Specialists, P.A.); UD College of Health Sciences faculty Thomas Buckley, Airelle Giordano, John Jeka, and Thomas Kaminksi; and Christiana Care Health System‘s...