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Recent News

Dr. Fernandez del Valle Publishes Article

Dr. Fernandez del Valle, in collaboration with other researchers from Spain, has published the article titled: "Analysis of the Response Speed of Musculature of the Knee in Professional Male and Female Volleyball Players" in the journal BioMed Research International.

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Posted June 11, 2014.

HESS Majors Recognized by National Policy Advocacy

A group of Texas Tech University students wanted to get some hands-on coaching experience. Jeff Key, an instructor at Texas Tech, worked to give the students in-class instruction and an opportunity to coach/teach and do community service at the same time—a unique effort that resulted in the development of after-school fitness and mentoring programming at McWhorter Elementary School in Lubbock, Texas.

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Posted June 2, 2014.

Graduate Students Present Research, Awarded 1st and 2nd Place Winners

Graduate students Elizabeth Defferari and Kendra Olinghouse presented posters at the 2014 Graduate Student Research Poster Competition at Texas Tech University. Both students presented data they collected under the mentorship of Drs. Joaquin Gonzales (Elizabeth) and Matt Stock (Kendra). Elizabeth won 1st place and Kendra 2nd place in their category. Congrats to both students for representing our departmental research so well!

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Posted April 25, 2014.

Undergraduate Students Present Research, Win Award

Undergraduate seniors Elias Carrillo and Jacob Mota presented posters at the 2014 Texas Tech University Undergraduate Research Conference. Both students presented data they collected under the mentorship of Drs. Brennan Thompson and Matt Stock. Jacob won the award for Top Poster Presenter in Biological and Chemical Sciences. Congrats, Jake!

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Posted April 22, 2014.

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
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. 

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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.

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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.”

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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



Incoming freshman and transfer students apply at

Current students apply at Click on the link under "Current Red Raiders."

To view the available scholarships, go to

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.

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

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.



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