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Kinesiology News

Thu
Mar
10
Athletic training students from UW-Madison visited the Wisconsin State Capitol earlier this week in honor of National Athletic Training Month. Twenty students from the Athletic Training (AT) Program’s Kinesiology 400 class (Organization and Administration of Athletic Training Programs) visited with the offices of their state senators and representatives. The AT Program is housed within the School of Education's Department of Kinesiology.
Mon
Mar
07
UW-Madison's David Bell and colleagues from across campus produced a groundbreaking study that was recently published in The American Journal of Sports Medicine. Titled, “Prevalence of Sport Specialization in High School Athletics,” this one-year observational study found that high school athletes from a smaller school were less likely to specialize in a sport than those attending a large school. They also found that highly specialized athletes were more likely to report a history of overuse knee or hip injuries.
Mon
Feb
29
UW-Madison’s Andrew Winterstein and three members of the Athletic Training Students for Brain Safety (ATSBS) group spoke on Wednesday, Feb. 24 at the Rotary Club of Madison’s meeting at the Inn on the Park Hotel in downtown Madison. The ATSBS group seeks to educate the UW-Madison campus and those in the greater community about the short-term and long-term consequences of brain injuries, including concussions. The students joining Winterstein at the Rotary Club meeting were Emily Campbell, Erin McQuillan and Bailey Lanser.
Tue
Feb
23
UW-Madison’s Jill Barnes was recently interviewed by Sports Illustrated’s in-house sports scientist, Michael J. Joyner, for a series that explains to readers how they can live healthier lives. The Q&A with Barnes, an assistant professor with the School of Education’s Department of Kinesiology, is headlined, “How you can stay active without a formal workout plan.” And one person who has thought a lot about this, SI.com reports, is Barnes, who has a “big interest in how exercise and physical activity can keep the brain sharp throughout a person's life."
Mon
Feb
22
UW-Madison’s Mitch Tyler appeared on a recent CBC Radio report examining, “Eight Technologies that Will Change Medicine.” CBC Radio, Canada’s national public radio broadcaster, spoke with Tyler about his Portable Neuromodulation Stimulator – or PoNS -- tongue device for helping people with brain injuries. Tyler is the clinical director of UW-Madison’s Tactile Communication and Neurorehabilitation Laboratory (TCNL), a unique research center that’s on the leading edge of developing solutions for sensory and motor disorders. TCNL is housed in the School of Education’s Department of Kinesiology.
Sun
Feb
21
UW-Madison’s Andrew Winterstein will be speaking about the Athletic Training Students for Brain Safety (ATSBS) group at the Rotary Club of Madison’s next meeting, Feb. 24, at the Inn on the Park Hotel in downtown Madison. The ATSBS group seeks to educate the UW-Madison campus and those in the greater community about the short-term and long-term consequences of brain injuries, including concussions. The group was formed in 2012 with a mission to promote and educate communities on prevention, recognition and management of brain injuries. Winterstein is a clinical professor with the Department of Kinesiology and director of its athletic training program.
Fri
Feb
12
UW-Madison’s Andrew Winterstein will be receiving one of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association’s (NATA) top honors. The clinical professor with the Department of Kinesiology and director of its athletic training program will receive a Most Distinguished Athletic Trainers (MDAT) award from NATA during the association’s annual convention in June. “Andy is the epitome of this award,” says colleague David Bell. “He is passionate about athletic training and truly cares about every facet of our profession. He is viewed beyond our borders as an expert and leader in our field. Wisconsin is lucky to have him on our campus.”
Fri
Feb
05
A multidisciplinary team of UW-Madison researchers – led by the School of Education's Andrew Winterstein and School of Human Ecology's Dee Warmath -- is receiving funding from the NCAA and U.S. Department of Defense to study the most effective ways to teach athletes and young adults about the importance of reporting when they have suffered a concussion. “Sports concussions, like all sports injuries, are a significant public health concern,” says Winterstein, who heads the Department of Kinesiology's athletic training program.
Mon
Feb
01
The School of Education's outstanding national reputation is due to the dedication of its faculty and staff. To recognize the hard work and talent throughout the SoE community, the External Relations Office is now accepting nominations for the 2016 School of Education Faculty & Staff Distinguished Achievement Awards. All nominations are due by Monday, March ​7, at 5 p.m. All award recipients will be honored at a school-wide awards ceremony on April 20, 2016.
Fri
Jan
29
UW-Madison’s athletic training program is hosting its third biannual Alumni and Friends Day Symposium and Celebration on Saturday, Feb. 20. The day features an educational symposium at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, and an opportunity to attend a Badgers men's hockey game. The theme of this year’s symposium is, "On Wisconsin: Clinical Care, Research and Advocacy." This event features a strong lineup of speakers, a research/case study poster session and a thematic concussion session presented by the Athletic Training Students for Brain Safety group.
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