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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...

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...

Concussion Spotlight

Dr. Thomas Buckely, Associate Professor in the Department of Kinesiology & Applied Physiology, and his colleagues were recently published in Neurology. This article finds age of first exposure was not related to concussion outcomes in collegiate football players and that more questions need to...

Keynote Speaker – Motor Development Senior Lecture at NASPSPA

Dr. Nancy Getchell, professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Applied Physiology, was selected to present the Motor Development Senior Lecture at the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity (NASPSPA) on June 12. The conference, originally planned for...

Professors Pen Op-ed in Response to U.S. Withdrawal from WHO

In response to President Trump’s announcement that the U.S. will withdraw from the World Health Organization, Epidemiology Professor Jennifer Horney and Kinesiology & Applied Physiology Professor William Farquhar recently wrote an article for The News Journal to provide their opinions on...

On The Front Lines Of A Pandemic

University of Delaware student Kevin Gibbs had a few extra wrinkles to iron out as he finished up the spring semester at his home in Teaneck, N.J. In addition to navigating his online instruction, Gibbs faced another challenge – working as an emergency medical technician in the New York City...

KAAP Receives New Grants in 2020

Dr. Thomas Buckley was awarded funding from the Department of Defense to examine clinical, biological, genetic, and physiological data in pursuit of prognostic biomarkers and predictors of favorable and unfavorable outcomes following mTBI and subconcussive neurotrauma.    Dr. Hendrik Reimann was...

New KAAP Major in Human Physiology

A new undergraduate major, the Bachelor of Science in Human Physiology, is now available from the Department of Kinesiology and Applied Physiology. The major is intended for undergraduate students interested in a variety of healthcare professions, and is particularly suited for those who plan to...