News & Events

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Celebrating Excellent Teaching

Dr. William Rose, Associate Professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Applied Physiology, has be recognized for outstanding teaching and will be receiving a University Excellence in Teaching Award. Congratulations Dr. Rose!

Potassium as Protector

Shannon Lennon, an associate professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Applied Physiology at the University of Delaware, is researching whether a diet high in potassium also has a protective effect on blood vessel function in salt-resistant adults. People with salt resistance do not...

Getting to the Heart of Women’s Health

Megan Wenner, an associate professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Applied Physiology at the University of Delaware’s College of Health Sciences, is studying whether early changes in blood vessel function in middle-aged women may be a marker for future cardiovascular disease. Cardiovascular...

UD ATEP Hits the Trifecta at EATA Convention

Three different members of UD’s Athletic Training Education Program (ATEP) were recently recognized at the Eastern Athletic Trainers’ Association (EATA) Convention: Senior Melissa Gutheil won the EATA Quiz Bowl, and will now be representing her district and UD ATEP at the NATA Quiz...

Reducing Pedestrian Deaths

Incorporating walking, running or cycling into your routine is a great way to help maintain a healthy lifestyle, but can also come with safety concerns. With 250 pedestrian fatalities between 2008 and 2017, Delaware was the third most dangerous state for walkers on U.S. streets. What can we be...