News & Events

KAAP Ranked 5th by the National Academy of Kinesiology

The doctoral program in the University of Delaware Department of Kinesiology and Applied Physiology (KAAP) is ranked fifth in the United States, based on a 2020 review and evaluation by the National Academy of Kinesiology (NAK). UD KAAP’s ranking is up eight spots from the previous ranking...

Forming a Healthy Habit

The renal rehab program housed in UD’s College of Health Sciences provides individualized exercise programs for patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) who are referred through Christiana Care’s kidney transplant team and local dialysis clinics. Graduate students in clinical exercise physiology...

Advancing Recovery After a Stroke

Every 40 seconds, someone in the United States has a stroke, and it often leads to long-term disability. UD Professor Jennifer Semrau is delving deeper into a sense called proprioception that is critical to our movement, but is often damaged after a stroke. She is using an interactive robot called...

Consistent Sleep Relates to Preserved Cardiovascular Function

A new study by Elissa Hoopes, Postdoctoral Associate, and Melissa Witman, Assistant Professor, suggests that consistently sleeping the same amount every night is associated with better cardiovascular health, and that irregular sleep may increase the risk of developing cardiovascular disease, even...

Experts Weigh in on Current Job Market Trends

Dr. Brittany Overstreet, Assistant Professor and Director of the Clinical Exercise Physiology Graduate Program, recently spoke with Zippia on her thoughts regarding where the job market is heading for recent graduates, and how young graduate entering industry can be better prepared. Read the full...

Beat Stress and Parkinson’s Disease with Exercise

In healthy cells, there is a balance between the production of free radicals called reactive oxygen species (ROS) and the antioxidants that neutralize them. Oxidative stress occurs when there is an increase in the number of ROS compared to antioxidants. Psychological stress can contribute to these...

UD Launches a Registry for PD Research

The University of Delaware Participant Recruitment Registry for Parkinson’s Disease Research is a new database for those who have a Parkinson’s disease (PD) diagnosis and are interested in enrolling in PD research studies conducted at the University of Delaware (UD). The PD Registry is designed to...

Microvascular Exchange – Fall Seminar Series

Please join us on Friday, October 23rd at 2pm for a webinar series hosted by the Microcirculatory Society and co-chairs Ibra Fancher (University of Delaware) and Joshua Butcher (Oklahoma State University). Three speakers, including our very own Chris Martens will be discussing their work on the...

Early Football and Worse Recovery From Concussion Findings

Thomas Buckley, an associate professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Applied Physiology, has recently published research on playing football early and recovery from concussion. His research uses data from the NCAA-Department of Defense Concussion Assessment, Research and Education...

Concussion Research in DE Youth Soccer

Victoria “Tori” Wahlquist, doctoral student in the Biomechanics & Movement Science (BIOMS) Interdisciplinary Graduate Program, shares her dissertation research on Delaware youth soccer teams and concussions on this Delaware Union podcast. Tori’s section begins at the 5:55 mark of Episode...