Category: Students of Kinesiology

Applications for the CMU DPT program are Open for Michigan Tech Students

If you are thinking about or are preparing to apply to doctorate in physical therapy programs, Michigan Tech University’s partnership with Central Michigan University’s DPT program is a fantastic option. Information on the program, requirements, and how to apply can be found in the flyer below. Also, find KIP’s website for even more information on this program.

UP Health Science and Medicine Lecture Series featured in the News

The June edition of the UP Health Science and Medicine Lecture Series was highlighted by the Daily Mining Gazette and the Mining Journal.

Supported by Michigan Tech’s Department of Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology and Health Research Institute, the summer lecture featured Dr. Robert Sallis and his study published by the British Journal of Sports Medicine.

To watch the lecture series, find it on the Health Research Institute’s YouTube channel. Or read about the highlights on the Daily Mining Gazette’s or the Mining Journal’s website.

Students and Faculty Participate in the Michigan Physiological Society Meeting

Students and faculty from the Department of Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology and Department of Biological Sciences recently participated in the 8th annual Michigan Physiological Society (MPS) Meeting held virtually on June 24-25, 2021. Graduate students Jessica Bruning (KIP), Xingqian Chen (KIP), Carmen Scarfone (KIP), Aditi Vyas (BIO), Manas Warke (BIO), and Isaac Wedig (KIP) presented their research, teaching, and outreach focused projects. 

Dr. Steven Elmer (KIP) co-organized the featured symposium titled “Research and Teaching during COVID-19: Challenges, Opportunities, and Lessons Learned” and received help from Greg Miodonski (KIP) and Carmen Scarfone (KIP) who served as moderators for two oral presentations. Anatomy and Physiology Instructor, Travis Wakeham (BIO), also presented during this session and the Michigan Tech “UP and Moving” Team helped to break up the sitting time by leading the audience through a movement activity.  

All students did a great job with their presentations including Isaac Wedig who earned a student award for one of the top oral presentations. Finally, Dr. Elmer was elected as the next MPS President-Elect and will serve on the executive leadership committee for the next three years. 

UP and Moving featured on Portage Health Foundation Podcast

Dr. Steve Elmer and PhD student Isaac Wedig were featured on the most recent episode of the Portage Health Foundation Podcast. They talked about how the threat of COVID-19 created the UP and Moving project, which has reached a milestone 100th workout. UP and Moving provides free live and recorded home-based workouts that can be found on its website, YouTube, and Facebook. They also discussed a study done by Dr. Robert Sallis, who was the speaker for the most recent edition of the UP Health Science and Medicine Lecture Series, and the impact that physical activity has on COVID-19 outcomes for infected adults. For Dr. Elmer and Isaac, the goal was simple: get adults in the Upper Peninsula physically active to positively impact their health not only during the pandemic but beyond it.

Dr. Elmer has received a $100,000 Community Health Impact Grant from the Michigan Health Endowment Fund to continue with a one-year project titled “Keep the Western UP Moving during COVID-19 with Exercise is Medicine.”

If you would like to listen to the podcast in its entirety, click here for the PHF Podcast. To learn more about UP and Moving or to begin a workout routine with the project, click here for the UP and Moving website. 

Students Presenting at ACSM 2021

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Join our KIP students, Jamie Phillips and Isaac Wedig, this week for the presentation at the virtual Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine, June 1-5th. Contributors from KIP and Biology include Phillips, J., Wedig, I.J., Laiho, A.M., Phelps, Miodonski, G.J., Huhta, E., Miller, C.N., Thivierge, G., Elmer, S.J., Exercise is Medicine on Campus at Michigan Tech: Promoting Physical Activity During the COVID-19 Pandemic. #kipmichtech#acsm#exerciseismedicine#MTU

MTU & CMU DPT Program Information Session

Please join our Academic Advisor, Tayler Haapappuro, on April 20th at 7pm via Zoom. Tayler will provide information about the MTU- CMU Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) program held here at Michigan Tech. The physical therapy program offered through The Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow College of Health Professions at CMU is a professional graduate curriculum three years in length. Graduates of the program are awarded a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree (DPT). The program has received approval by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE). Please RSVP to Tayler at tmhaapap@mtu.edu for Zoom meeting address and password.

Virtual 5km Event – April 17th

On April 17th MTU’s Graduate Student Government (GSG) along with the UP and Moving Program in the Department of Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology will host a live virtual 5km event at 10am. The event is free and open to students, staff, faculty, and community members from near and far!

Join us at 10am on Zoom for a warm-up, welcome activity, and photo! The virtual 5km will consist of two different ways to participate. Follow along with us on Zoom for a fun and exciting movement-based workout that will accumulate the total number of steps needed to cover the 5k distance. Alternatively, walk, run, or hike your own 5k outdoors or indoors.

The event is a joint celebration of GSG’s “A Night Out” and UP and Moving’s 100th live home-based workout. 

For those individuals that cannot make the live virtual event, the 5km distance can be completed anytime between April 10-24th. Registered participants can receive a free t-shirt. For more information visit the UP andMoving website and click here for the GSG registration link