Recent News

2015 Summer & Fall Clinical Experience Meetings

Those interested in participating in one of the Clinical Experience (also know as internship) courses during the 2015 Summer and/or Fall semesters should plan on attending our informational meetings.  Please follow the link below to find our meeting flyer. HPEX Clinical Experience Intro Meeting Announcement

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New H&S Scholarship Website

The College of Humanities and Sciences has introduced a new website, vcu.academicworks.com, with information and an online application process for the over 100 scholarship opportunities we offer to currently enrolled students. The system features a searchable database of opportunities and details the requirements for each. This system will offer a more student-centric experience, streamlines our administrative […]

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The VCU RUN LAB Promotes “Off on the Right Foot”

The VCU RUN LAB is hosting a lecture on December 2, at 5:30 PM in the Cary Street Gym Wet Classroom promoting physical activity.  They will be giving participants the tools to begin their post-Thanksgiving run and also answering common questions about running.  Watch the video below or follow this link to the VCU Recreational […]

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KHS Faculty and Student Inducted into Phi Kappa Phi

As described on their website, “Phi Kappa Phi is a national honor society promoting the pursuit of excellence in all academic fields. Founded at the University of Maine in 1897, Phi Kappa Phi recognizes outstanding achievement by students, faculty and others through election to membership and through various awards for distinguished achievement.”  KHS was proud to have both […]

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Kinesiology and Health Sciences Alumni and Friends Reception

Below are a few pictures from our inaugural Kinesiology and Health Sciences Alumni and Friends Reception that was held on Wednesday, November 12. The highlight of the evening was the announcement of the first donation to the new Department of Kinesiology and Health Sciences.  Mr. Eddie Blanks, retired VCU Vice Provost for Academic Administration, has […]

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Exercise Science Students Promote The AHA At The 2014 Heart Walk

On October 11th, several of our Exercise Science students participated in the American Heart Association’s 2014 Heart Walk for the VCU community.  Together, our students raised over $890.00 to promote cardiovascular fitness and health, placing us in 3rd place for money raised amongst other University Teams.  Additionally, our numbers were very strong this year; with […]

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Dr. Acevedo Honored By The National Academy Of Kinesiology

This September during the National Academy of Kinesiology’s annual meeting, Dr. Acevedo was inducted as a Fellow of The Academy.  He was awarded this honor for  his “significant contributions across the areas of research, translation, and leadership,” related to physical activity.  Please join us as we congratulate Dr. Acevedo on this prestigious honor.

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Rodney Rolls Out RUN LAB Love

The VCU RUN LAB was out in force at the 2014 VCU Broad Street Mile.  Their volunteers were on-hand to educate runners, as well as the general public, about their passion for running and their mission to help people RUN BETTER!  VCU’s own Rodney Ram even stopped by to foam roll his legs before the big […]

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KHS Graduate on The Cover Of Running World

Micah Risk, a 2007 Community Health Education graduate, was featured on the cover of Running World’s October issue.  Micah graduated from VCU with Magna Cum Laude honors and actually continued her education through The Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University.  At Tufts, she earned a Master’s degree in Food Policy and […]

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News From The Chair

For several years our department faculty have been discussing a department name change that would more closely match our mission. In addition, for more than 20 years academic units that study physical activity and health have used the term Kinesiology.  The American Kinesiology Association defines kinesiology as “the academic discipline which involves the study of […]

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