UW-Madison Department of Kinesiology - ABOUT

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CONTACTING US

Main Office

Kinesiology
School of Education
UW-Madison
Unit II Gym
2000 Observatory Drive
MadisonWI  53706-1121

Tel: 608/262-0259
Fax: 608/262-1656

Email: kines@education.wisc.edu
or by contact form
 

Thank you for visiting the Department of Kinesiology website.

The Department's mission is to research, teach and apply knowledge related to movement, exercise and human occupation with the ultimate goal of enhancing human health, productivity, and quality of life.  Regular physical activity reduces the risk of developing or dying from some of the leading causes of illness and death in the United States, so the study of movement, exercise and occupation has the potential to dramatically impact health and quality of life.

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

SPOTLIGHT

Dr. Travers featured in Inside UW-Madison

Dr. Brittany Travers

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The January 21, 2016 edition of Inside UW-Madison features an article on Dr. Brittany Travers, an OT professor in the Department of Kinesiology. The article primarily focuses on her research at the Waisman Center, where she is studying children with autism spectrum disorder by using a Wii to learn more about how helping them improve their motor skills may have a positive impact on their symptoms.​ During her time in graduate school, She began to notice slight differences in the way people with ASD moved compared to those not on the spectrum, slight “atypicalities,” as she describes it.  Dr. Travers t​rying to learn if bolstering motor skills in people with autism reduces the severity of their symptoms by changing the brain.

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