Kinesiology News

Advising Workshop

On Wednesday, October 25 from 5:30-8:30, the Kinesiology Department will be hosting a mandatory Advising workshop for all Exercise Science and Sports Administration majors.
Come Prepared with completed advising workshop checklist, Current VikingWeb Advising Worksheet, and your proposed course schedule. (Rising seniors must make an appointment with their advisors.) Food and Drink will be provided.

The workshop will be held on the third floor cage center.

The Department of Kinesiology is Proud to Welcome Dr. Hubbard as a New Assistant Professor

The Department of Kinesiology would like to welcome our newest faculty member, Dr. Elizabeth Hubbard. Dr. Hubbard has a Ph.D. in Kinesiology, University of Illinois, a M.S. in Exercise Science from the University of South Florida, and a B.S. in Psychobiology from Centre College. Dr. Hubbard’s teaching interests include general and sport nutrition, exercise and sport psychology, psychophysiology, and applied physiology. She taught courses in Nutrition and Personal Wellness as a teaching assistant at USF and UIllinois. She recently received a Certificate in the Foundations of Teaching in May of 2017. Her research interests lie in practically applied high-intensity interval training (HIIT) in apparently healthy and clinical populations, such as persons with multiple sclerosis, performance testing and knowledge translation in elite athletes, exercise and sport psychology, and body image in exercise and sport.

To find out more about Dr. Hubbard, check out her Bio

Hiking Berry’s History 

Hiking Berry’s History, a course developed by Dr. Anna Leal, Kinesiology Asst. Professor, was introduced this summer. While learning about Berry’s history the course also provided basic instruction of fundamental skills necessary for low-impact hiking, including effective selection of clothing, routes, equipment, nutrition and hydration.

Students developed an appreciation of Berry’s rich history and campus through hikes to the 1991 plane crash site, Old Stone Dairy, Possum Trot, various campus cemeteries and CCC Road. Other activities included setting up tents, using camping stoves to cook, visiting the Library Archives, and visits from Major Baggett (who worked the plane crash site) and Ms. Michele Holder (who told haunted stories about Captain Barnwell).  The students were also required to complete a Leave No Trace online awareness course. Dr. Leal stated, “I loved teaching this class and the students seemed to really enjoy it as well. I am so appreciative of Michele for her first aid skills and company on all the hikes.”

Kinesiology Majors Present at The Southeastern American College of Sports Medicine Conference

Three Berry College Kinesiology majors attended the Southeastern American College of Sports Medicine Conference with Dr. David Elmer, an assistant professor of Kinesiology at Berry, which took place February 18-20. The conference is the regional meeting of one of the world’s largest exercise science organizations, with over 800 attendees, which provided a platform for these undergraduate students to present their research findings to experts in the field as well as explore graduate school opportunities. Seniors Hayley Royal and Trevor Bradley collaborated with Dr. Elmer to present on the Effect of Protein Supplementation on Running Economy, Metabolism, Core Temperature, and Body Composition.

Royal and Bradley are both interested in graduate school, but have yet to determine which area of exercise science to focus on. Junior Marissa Ivey, who desires to attend graduate school with a focus on strength and conditioning, joined Royal and Bradley for the undergraduate trivia bowl competition during the conference. Overall, it was an extremely successful event and hopefully assisted the three Berry students in their career pursuits.

Morc Coulson Visits Berry to Promote Kinesiology Study Abroad Program at the University of Sunderland

In March, the Department of Kinesiology had the honor of hosting Mr. Morc Coulson who is the senior lecturer in the Department of Sports and Exercise Sciences at the University of Sunderland located in England. Mr. Coulson has a Bachelor’s of Education degree in Physics and a Master’s of Science degree in Sport and Exercise Physiology and has written multiple textbooks regarding exercise science. Additionally, he holds an International Diploma in Sports Therapy and a Master Diploma in Health and Fitness Studies. Prior to accepting the position at the University of Sunderland, Coulson was a consultant and lecturer in sport sciences, exercise management and elite performer scholarships in addition to being a physical training instructor in the Royal Navy and course director for Premier Fitness. He also had the opportunity to work with multiple Premier League professional soccer teams such as Chelsea Football Club.

Coulson visited Berry College to propose and promote a study abroad partnership opportunity with the University of Sunderland under the Department of Sports and Exercise Sciences. During his tour of Berry College and Rome, GA, Coulson was a guest lecturer in several Kinesiology courses. Additionally, he filmed multiple locations around Berry for a promotional video project for the partnership.