How to be a Nice Midwesterner in a Pandemic

Kelly Kamm (KIP) explains what you need to do before, during and after travel over break. Getting a test is not a substitute for safe behavior — remember, what you choose to do now and during break can affect your loved ones.

Nice Midwesterners

On the University research blog Unscripted, Kamm shares insights from her work as an epidemiologist and what that means for travel, awkward health conversations with friends and family, zombies and quarantine.

Virtual Open House

Please join us this Saturday, November 14th, from 11:00 am – 4:30 pm to preview the programs offered by the Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology Department via the Zoom link here: https://zoom.us/j/94582277587?pwd=Nnl2OWRjME1UMEd2aTFkb0lkZWVxQT09

KIP is located in the SDC

More information regarding Pre-Health and other degree options can be found by registering here: https://www.mtu.edu/admissions/visit/open-house/


KIP November Seminar

Our seminar topic this month will focus on how to adapt and move research forward during the pandemic. We will also discuss how the pandemic is impacting internship experiences and what opportunities students have. 
A variety of faculty and student speakers will give brief rapid-fire presentations and answer questions along the way. The seminar goal is to facilitate meaningful discussions for how to provide robust research and internship experiences for students during the pandemic.

KIP November Seminar: Friday, November 13 from 3:00 – 4:00pm

“Strategies for Conducting Research during the COVD-19 Pandemic” Please email kip@mtu.edu  for Zoom link before noon on Friday.


Help KIP students win the 2020 Exercise is Medicine on Campus Mascot Challenge (EIMOC)

2020 EIMOC Mascot Challenge | Michigan Technological University

MTU EIMOC Mascot Challenge

VOTING INSTRUCTIONS: “Like” this video to give it your vote for the Fan Favorite!

This contest is sponsored by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), which features the essence, role and influence of ACSM internationally – within the profession, among the membership and throughout the world.


COVID-19 Town Hall: Staying Active during the Pandemic

Please join us every Thursday from 7:00-8:00pm EST.

See more on the U.P. Town Hall Series here:

An in-depth look at the many facets of the COVID-19 will be presented every Thursday evening on the U.P. COVID-19 Town Hall Series. Organized by the Health Research Institute at Michigan Technological University, the 60-minute town hall broadcasts can be heard at 7 p.m. each Thursday through Dec. 3 on 97.7 The Wolf (WOLV-FM) and viewed through a Zoom Webinar. Over the course of the series, moderated by Drs. Steven Elmer and Kelly Kamm, clinicians, public health officials, researchers, and community experts will discuss a range of pandemic-related issues. 


Fasting Research Study

A research study being conducted in the Department of Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology at Michigan Tech is re-starting data collection in accordance with Michigan Tech’s re-opening.

If you are interested in learning more about this research study and to see if you are eligible to participate, then please either contact Steven Stelly or provide your information for us to contact you at the following link.

Please know that we are employing an abundance of precaution to mitigate any risks associated with the current COVID-19 pandemic.


KIP 2020 Student Awards

Congratulations to the following students for being nominated and winning these yearly department awards!

  • Jana Hendrickson, Departmental AKA Undergraduate Scholar Award
  • Sarah Dix, Department Scholar
  • Jonathon Worden, Outstanding Senior Award
  • Nadine Sikora, Outstanding Service Award
  • Blake Dupius, Kinetic Energy Award
  • Benjamin Cockfield, Graduate Student Government Outstanding Scholarship Award
  • Hannah Cunningham, Departmental AKA Master’s Scholar Award
  • Nehemiah McIntyre, Outstanding Master’s Award