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First Day of Advance Registration April 2

April 22 Open Registration Begins April 22

Deadline for Health, Exercise & Sport Sciences Summer Graduate Applications May 1

Last Day of Class May 5

Health, Exercise & Sport Sciences Commencement May 15


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.

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.

Health, Exercise & Sport Sciences Student Defends Honors Thesis

Taylor Lunsford,student of Dr. Eunhee Chung, defended her Undergraduate Honors thesis, titled "Cardiac hypertrophy and regression during postpartum in C57Bl/6 mice". Taylor will be graduating with highest honors in December 2014.

Posted November 25, 2014.

Faculty and Students Attend TTU Research Carnival

Dr. Matt Stock and students (Jennah Hernandez, Jacob Mota, Alex Drusch, and Kendra Olinghouse) from the Muscular Assessment Laboratory attended the Texas Tech University Research Carnival on Tuesday, November 18th in the Student Union Building. While there, the students explained their research to attendees and performed demonstrations of surface electromyography, vertical jump performance, and muscle architecture with ultrasound.

Posted November 24, 2014.

Apply for Health, Exercise & Sport Sciences Departmental Scholarships

You can now apply for Health, Exercise & Sport Sciences Departmental Scholarships. The application deadline is Saturday, January 31, 2015. Recipients will be notified by Friday, May 1, 2015.

Posted November 18, 2014.

Dr. Omli Delivers Keynote Address in the Philippines

Dr. Jens Omli delivered a sport outreach-focused keynote address titled, "Attaching What They Need to What They Want," at the University of the Philippinesduring the 3rd National Conference on Sport Pedagogy. Dr. Omli also delivered a lecture on a games approach to teaching sport skills to preschool-aged children.

Posted November 11, 2014.