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June 22, 2018

School of Kinesiology

April 10, 2018

Study suggests people should get moving to get happier

Physical activity has long been known to reduce depression and anxiety, and is commonly prescribed to prevent or cure negative mental health conditions.

However, less is known about the impact of physical activity on positive mental health conditions, such as happiness and contentment.

September 29, 2016

University launches exercise and sport science initiative

The University of Michigan on Thursday launched the Exercise & Sport Science Initiative, a new research program that draws on experts from a wide range of faculty and students across campus, Michigan Athletics and industry partners to optimize physical performance and health for athletes and exercisers of all ages and abilities.

February 18, 2016

Lori Ploutz-Snyder named dean of the School of Kinesiology

Lori Ploutz-Snyder, a senior scientist with the Universities Space Research Association at the NASA Johnson Space Center, will serve as the next dean of the University of Michigan School of Kinesiology.

Her five-year appointment, approved Thursday by the Board of Regents, is effective July 1.

March 20, 2014

Kinesiology will transform PE major to health and fitness emphasis

Citing evolving trends in health and wellness, the School of Kinesiology will discontinue the major or minor in physical education and a minor in health education starting in the fall of 2015. It is being replaced by the new health and fitness major launched last fall.

January 15, 2014

Luck is more important than fantasy sports players think

Fantasy sports players can spend thousands of dollars and certainly that many hours developing sophisticated leagues and playing strategies steeped in analysis and superstition — all for teams that aren't real.

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