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ACSM Health & Fitness Specialist Certification Workshop

Saturday & Sunday, April 26 & 27
Time: 8:00am-5:00pm
Room: 174 ESS

Go to www.acsm.org to complete the application for the workshop.

Click here for more information of contact Sandy Reeve.

Camp Champion 2014

July 14-17
Time: 8:30-11:30am
Room: ESS Gym

Camp Champion will be July 14-17 from 8:30 AM until 11:30 AM Monday through Thursday in the ESC Gym.  Camp Champion is a sports and motor skills camp that works with students 5 years to 10 years old students.  Each day a different Sport & Motor skills theme will be taught.  This is an excellent opportunity for children to learn new and fun age appropriate activities.  The camp is taught by ESS 3335 Students, many of them are future elementary education teachers. 

This year the camp is limited to the first 50 campers that have their applications turned in. 

Click here for the application..

 

 

Recent News

Sudan ISD Looking for Faculty

Sudan ISD needs teachers in the area of science especially 7th/8th grade level and social studies.  PE will be a teaching area also.
Coaching duties will be assistant football/basketball/track.

Sudan ISD is a AA Division II school with about 135 students in HS.  Duties will include both HS and JH coaching.

Sudan is located 50 miles northwest of Lubbock on Hwy 84.

Please contact:
Gordon Martin
gordonmartin@sudanisd.net
cell: 940.634.1651
school: 806.227.2431ext142

Posted April 16, 2014.

HESS Undergraduate Students Present at TTU Undergraduate Research Conference

Kalli Looten, junior undergraduate Exercise and Sport Sciences student, presents a research poster titled “Cardiac adaptation to exercise during pregnancy”  at 10:00-11:30 on April 15th.

Taylor Robertson, Senior undergraduate Exercise and Sport Sciences student and Honors college student, presents a research poster titled “The regression of pregnancy-induced cardiac hypertrophy in C57BL/6 mice” at 1:30-3:00 on April 16th.

The conference will be held at Matador room in Student Union Building.  Dr. Eunhee Chung has mentored Kalli and Taylor since Fall 2013.  

Posted April 15, 2014.

Pickleball: The Fastest Growing Sport in America

Pickleball, the hottest growing sport for Baby Boomers.  Many people are realizing the benefits of staying active and being social.  Pickleball allows Boomers to do both.  Watch this short fun video about this exciting and fun paddle sport. 

Group is meeting Monday at 7:30 and Saturday at 3 PM at the Falls indoor tennis Center.  Cost $5. 

Click here for more information about pickleball.

Posted April 9, 2014.

Visiting Spanish Scholars from Madrid

HESS has 5 visiting scholars for the month of April from the European University (EU) in Madrid. 

Graduate students
Paulina Segovia-Nutritional Sciences
Fatima Moreno- Psychology
Esther Lopez- Pharmacy (she is a licensed pharmacist in Spain)

EU Faculty
Marta Montil-Sport Sciences-Kinesiology or Movement Sciences
Igone Blanco-Medical School Clinical Psychology

They will be participating in research training studies and attending some physiology classes. The graduate students are here to complete their final project in the Master of Eating Disorder Program at UE.  It is the only program in the world of this sort and attracts students from all over.

Posted April 3, 2014.

Dr. Eunhee Chung Publishes Review

Dr. Eunhee Chung publishes Topical reviews: Review focus on pregnancy-mediated heart and vascular disease in Cardiovascular research in the Cardiovascular Research (volume 101, issue 4). The title of the article is pregnancy as a cardiac stress model.

Click here to see the article.

Posted March 12, 2014.

Students and Faculty Present Research at Regional Conference

Along with Drs. Brennan Thompson and Matt Stock, Kendra Olinghouse, Alex Drusch, Elias Carrillo, Jake Mota, and Cortney Davis attended the Texas ACSM annual conference at TCU this week. Each of the students presented research posters from their studies at Texas Tech University. In addition, Jacob Mota and Elias Carrillo were awarded the TACSM Texas Tech University Major of the Year Award.

Posted March 3, 2014.

HESS Active Character Program Recognized by Website

Salud America! Growing Healthy Change website is a first-of-its-kind clearinghouse of Latino-focused news, resources and stories to promote change—healthier marketing, improved access to healthy food, and physical activity options—for Latino kids across the nation.

See the article here.

Posted February 6, 2014.

Dr. Matt Stock Publishes in Journal of Applied Biomechanics

Dr. Matt Stock is lead-author of a manuscript published in the current edition of the Journal of Applied Biomechanics (Volume 29, Issue 6, December). The title of the article is: Mechanomyographic responses for the biceps brachii are unable to track the declines in peak torque during 25, 50, 75, and 100 fatiguing isokinetic muscle actions.

Posted February 3, 2014.

Graduate Students Publish Research

Former graduate students Micheal Luera and Andrew Chappell are authors of a manuscript published in the February, 2014 edition of the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. The title of the study is “Electromyographic amplitude versus concentric and eccentric squat force relationships for monoarticular and biarticular thigh muscles.”

Click here to view the manuscrpt.

Posted February 3, 2014.

HESS Research Receives Award

The research titled “Resistance training in anorexia nervosa patients" carried out by Dr. Fernandez del Valle and in collaboration with other researchers at the Niño Jesus Hospital (Spain) has received a National Health Award on Solidarity and Sponsorship (Spain) in 2013.

Posted January 28, 2014.

HESS Departmental Scholarships

DEADLINE TO APPLY IS FRIDAY, JANUARY 31, 2014.

TO APPLY:

Incoming freshman and transfer students apply at www.applytexas.org.

Current students apply at www.scholarships.ttu.edu. Click on the link under "Current Red Raiders."

To view the available scholarships, go to www.depts.ttu.edu/hess/scholarships/.

All applicants are automatically applying for all of the HESS Departmental Scholarships you qualify for. Some of the scholarships have required information, so be sure to complete all questions in the application to be eligible.

IMPORTANT FOR UNDERGRADUATES:
You must have a HESS major declared to be eligible for departmental scholarships. Check your Raiderlink unofficial transcript to verify your declaration.

IMPORTANT FOR GRADUATES:
The Graduate School has an application for scholarships. It is only necessary to complete the application above OR the Graduate School application. It is NOT necessary to complete both.

Posted January 27, 2014.

Weihong Ning Publishes Book Chapter

Weihong Ning recently published a book chapter titled, “Literature review on effect of physical activity on students’ cognitive abilities and academic achievement.”  It appeared in the book, Current Issues in Contemporary Comparative Physical Education and Sport published by Logos Verlag Publisher.

Posted January 15, 2014.

Boys & Girls Club Basketball Volunteers Needed

Sign up at the Club nearest you. Looking for volunteers to coach, referee and run the clock. For more information, call 792-2880.

Posted January 7, 2014.

Sport Management Students Host Events

This past fall, students in Sport Event Management planned and executed two events benefitting children of East Lubbock. The first event, Fun & Fit Bash 2013, was hosted at Harwell Elementary. Approximately 200 people, including children enrolled in the Fun and Fit program along with many of their family members, attended this carnival-style fitness and wellness fair. Sport Management students were tasked with planning, executing, and funding this event. These students secured enough funding and donations so that every child received a door prize. Prizes included various types of balls; memorabilia signed by the Texas Tech Men’s and Women’s Basketball teams, softball teams, and by Coach Kliff Kingsbury; and officially licensed Texas Tech athletic apparel. In sum, the students secured approximately $1500 in monetary and in-kind donations.

The second event of the semester included assisting in the planning and execution of the 2013 Carol of Lights Run. Sport Management students worked closely with the organizers of this event to ensure it was a success. Approximately 1000 people attended, which included 30 children from the Bridge afterschool program. The Sport Management students were able to secure donations for each child’s registration and to provide each Bridge participant with an embroidered coat. In sum, students were able to secured $1550 in monetary donations for this event. 

These events provided valuable learning experiences for the sport event management students, while also providing valuable contributions to the children of East Lubbock. In total, the class was able to raise more than $3000 in monetary and in-kind donations to fund these events and give back to the local community.

Posted January 6, 2014.

HESS Undergraduate Student Presents at TTUHSC Symposium

Jordan Shephard, senior undergraduate Exercise & Sport Sciences student, presented a research poster titled “Aortic Pulse Pressure is Higher in Women Exhibiting Reduced Walking Performance” at the Gender-Specific Medicine and Women’s Health Symposium held at TTUHSC.  Mr. Shephard became involved with research as part of Internship experience with Dr. Joaquin Gonzales.

Posted November 15, 2013.

HESS Faculty Research Awarded First Place at TTUHSC Symposium

Drs. Eunhee Chung and Joaquin Gonzales were awarded first place for their research presented at the Gender-Specific Medicine and Women's Health Symposium held at TTUHSC.  Dr. Chung's research poster titled "Calcineurin Activity is Required for Cardiac Remodeling in Pregnancy" won first place in the Basic Research category.  Dr. Gonzales' research poster titled "Aortic Pulse Pressure is Higher in Women Exhibiting Reduced Walking Performance" won first place in the Clinical Research category.  Both awardees were invited to give an oral presentation in addition to a poster presentation.

Posted November 15, 2013.

Dr. Eunhee Chung Publishes Papers

Dr. Eunhee Chung recently published two papers. The first paper was published in Experimental Gerontology. The article is titled Exercise training attenuates aging-associated mitochondrial dysfunction in rat skeletal muscle: Role of pgc-1α.” The second paper was published in Cardiovascular Research and is titled, "Calcineurin activity is required for cardiac remodeling in pregnancy."

Posted October 23, 2013.

College of Education Offering Programs with Minor in Coaching

The College of Edcuation is now offereing THREE new program options.

Click here for more information.

Posted October 23, 2013.

HESS Grad Students Accept Positions in Football Programs

Two TTU HESS graduate students recently accepted strength and conditioning positions with major D1 football programs. Abe Munayer will be working with Stanford University for their 2014 football season. Jeff Law will be working at Ole Miss. Congrats, guys!

Posted October 23, 2013.

Health, Exercise & Sport Sciences Instructor Becomes Fellow

Click here for the article.

Posted October 4, 2013.

HESS Welcomes the United States Tennis Association

Texas Tech was proud to welcome the United States Tennis Association to the HESS facilities this week! Expert trainers from the USTA Texas Region came to develop teaching strategies to HESS undergraduate students in Jeff Key's and Mike Lurea's ESS 3335 classes.  These students will use the skills to teach after school activities for the Eastern Lubbock Promise Neighborhood (ELPN) and other community outreach opportunities. The ELPN is geared towards building lifelong exercisers and developing inter/intra-personal skills of children in East Lubbock.

Posted September 11, 2013.

 

 

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