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First Day of Advance Registration April 2

Open Registration Begins April 22

Last Day of Class August 5

Health, Exercise & Sport Sciences Commencement August 8

Processing Preferred Deadline for Spring Graduate Applications September 1


Graduate students
awarded research grant and scholarship

Two graduate students recently received funding from the National Strength and Conditioning Association Foundation. Morgan Whitson was awarded $5,403 towards the completion of her M.S. thesis and Jacob Mota was awarded $1,500 for the Minority Scholarship. Congrats, Morgan and Jacob!

Posted June 15, 2015

Dr. Angela Lumpkin two conference presentations

"Using Blogs and In-Class Activities to Get Students to Read," presented at the North American Society for Sport Management conference, June 6, 2015

"Flipping a Sport Finance and Economics Class — Lessons Learned," presented at the North American Society for Sport Management conference, June 5, 2015 (with Becky Achen)

Posted June 11, 2015

Jacob Mota wins TTU research presentation award

First year M.S. student Jacob Mota was awarded 3rd place in the Multidisciplinary category for his presentation at the 14th Annual Texas Tech University Graduate Student Poster Competition. Congrats, Jacob!

Posted April 27, 2015

Dr. Kim and Dr. Umeda awarded Paffenbarger-Blair Fund

Dr. Youngdeok Kim (PI) and Dr. Masataka Umeda (Co-I) were awarded a Paffenbarger-Blair Fund for Epidemiological Research on Physical Activity from the American College of Sports Medicine Foundation. The 1-yr project will examine the bidirectional associations of sleep health, physical activity, and screen-based sedentary behaviors among young adolescents.

Posted April 23, 2015

Graduate Student participating in FLAME program

Agustin Gonzales, who is seeking a M.S. in Sport Management, has been chosen to participate the FLAME program, which stands for Finding Leaders Among Minorities Everywhere. FLAME provides a diversity of undergraduate and graduate students a unique perspective about the world of elite sport. This eight-day program offers an exciting and rigorous curriculum designed to increase knowledge of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic movements. Accepted students participate in personal and professional development workshops in preparation for a career in sports. Agustin earned his B.S. in Kinesiology (Physical Education) from the University of Texas San Antonio in 2013. While pursuing his master's degree, Agustin serves as a graduate teaching assistant in the Department of Health, Exercise, and Sport Sciences teaching jogging, walking, and diet and exercise. He has coached youth swim leagues for two years and is a competitor in marathons, half-marathons, and triathlons.  The FLAME program is held by the U.S. Olympic Committee and will take place at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado in May.

Posted April 8, 2015

Dr. Angela Lumpkin Key Note Speaker

Angela Lumpkin was a keynote speaker at the Kansas Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association annual conference, Wichita, Kansas, March 23, 2015 where she spoke on the topic of "Keeping the Fun in Sports."

Posted April 8, 2015

Student Receives Award to Present Poster

Kalli Looten, a student of Dr. Eunhee Chung, received  Travel Award ($700.00) from Center for Active Learning and Undergraduate Engagement (CALUE) to present her research at the National Council on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) from 4/15-4/18/2015. NCUR will be held Cheney, WA. The title of her poster is cardiac adaptation to exercise during pregnancy.

Posted March 19, 2015

Dr. Gonzales and Student Researchers Publish Article

Dr. Joaquin Gonzales, in collaboration with undergraduate (Matthew Wiberg) and graduate (Elizabeth Defferari) students in Health, Exercise & Sport Sciences, has published an article titled: "Arterial stiffness is higher in older adults with increased perceived fatigue and fatigability during walking" in the journal Experimental Gerontology. The article is in the January 2015 issue of the journal.

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Posted January 8, 2015

Dr. Gonzales Receives American Heart Association Grant

Dr. Joaquin Gonzales was awarded a Beginning Grant-in-Aid award from the American Heart Association (Southwest Affiliate). The 2-yr project will be a collaborative effort with Dr. Michael O'Boyle and the Texas Tech Neuroimaging Institute to study the impact of vascular aging on peripheral vascular function and brain function in older adults.

Posted January 8, 2015

2015 Faculty Publications

Fernandez-del-Valle, M., Larumbe-Zabala, E., Graell Berna, M., & Perez Ruiz, M. (n.d.). Anthropometric changes in adolescents with Anorexia Nervosa after resistance training. Eating and Weight Disorders, Feb. 8. [Epub ahead of print]

Meaney, K., Griffin, K., & Hart, M. (n.d.). The effect of model similarity on girls' motor performance. Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 24(2), 165-178.

Angela Lumpkin with two colleagues published in Management and Organizational Studies (2015) "Examining the Career Paths of Athletic Administrators in NCAA-Member Institutions.

Angela Lumpkin recently published a chapter entitled "Ethical Issues in Intercollegiate Athletics: Purpose Achieved or Challenged? in Introduction to Intercollegiate Athletics (Edited by Eddie Comeauxpublished by Johns Hopkins University Press.

Angela Lumpkin with two colleagues published "Education, experiences, and advancement of athletic directors in NCAA-member institutions" in the Journal of Contemporary Athletics (2015).

Umeda, M., Williams, J.P.#, Marino, C.A.#, & Hilliard, S.C.# (2015) Muscle pain and blood pressure responses during isometric handgrip exercise in healthy African American and non-Hispanic White adults. Physiology and Behavior, 138, 242-6.

Umeda, M., Corbin, L.W., & Maluf, K.S. (2015) Pain mediates the association between physical activity and the impact of fibromyalgia on daily function. Clinical Rheumatology, 34 (1), 143-9.