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I-Min Lee Lecture “Physical Activity: Wonder Drug for Chronic Disease Prevention”

I-Min Lee Lecture “Physical Activity: Wonder Drug for Chronic Disease Prevention” , 00:50:01

About half of all adults, or 117 million people, have at least one chronic health condition according to the latest statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A Harvard Medical School researcher will explain how physical activity can reduce the rate of chronic illness during the Hilton Chair Lecture at Iowa State University.

ExerCYse is Medicine program students coordinate ACES Day

ExerCYse is Medicine program students coordinate ACES Day, 00:01:14

Cy the Mascot and student ambassadors from the ExerCYse is Medicine program planned, coordinated and celebrated international ACES Day (All Children Exercising Simultaneously) with kids at Ames Community School District's Meeker Elementary School. Produced by ISU News Service

ISU researchers promote school wellness with SWITCH program

ISU researchers promote school wellness with SWITCH program , 00:03:09

See how Iowa State University researchers are working with schools, such as Irving Elementary in Indianola, to improve academic outcomes through SWITCH. The goal is to get kids to �switch what they do, view and chew.� Researchers have designed three new school-based components specifically for physical education classes, lunchroom nutrition and the regular classroom.

Kinesiology student Jessica Pearce leads ISU Dance Marathon to raising record $444,253

Kinesiology student Jessica Pearce leads ISU Dance Marathon to raising record $444,253, 00:02:15

Iowa State's Dance Marathon had another record-breaking year, raising over $444,000 for the University of Iowa Children's Hospital. Since 1998, ISU's Dance Marathon has now raised over $3 million for the kids. But the event is more than just a fundraiser. Many families who have spent time in the hospital also come to the event and build relationships with the students.

Iowa State boxer finds glory and Glamour

Iowa State boxer finds glory and Glamour , 00:03:37

When Iowa State student Olivia Meyer, a junior in kinesiology, went to ClubFest as a freshman, she was looking for an opportunity to meet new people and stay in shape. What she found became her passion, leading her to titles and accolades she never imagined.


Dance outreach to older Iowans

Dance outreach to older Iowans, 00:01:29

This ISUtv story features Iowa State University honors students dancing with older Iowans at the Heartland Adult Day Center as a way to give back to the community. The story features an interview by Janice Baker, an assistant professor in kinesiology.

Sharp helps create new Olympic swimsuit

Sharp helps create new Olympic swimsuit , 00:01:53

When Iowa State University kinesiology professor, Rick Sharp, helped design Speedo's full-body, form-compressing LZR Racer suit back in 2008, it marked the beginning of an era of greater success for swimmers, with a host of world records broken, and 94 percent of swimming gold medals at the 2008 Beijing Olympics won by swimmers wearing the suit.

Kate Fielitz, senior in kinesiology

Kate Fielitz, senior in kinesiology, 00:02:16

Spanning the ages to improve people's lives: Senior Kate Fielitz knew she wanted to use her major in kinesiology and health to help people with special health care needs. What she didn't know is how important these relationships would become in her daily routine at Iowa State University.

Humanizing Science with Ann Smiley-Oyen

Humanizing Science with Ann Smiley-Oyen, 00:01:49

Well-known for her research exploring gait and its relationship to Parkinsons disease, Ann Smiley-Oyen, associate professor in kinesiology, takes advantage of Iowa State Universitys land grant mission to expose students to this high-tech, intensive research. A mentor, researcher, and expert in the field, Smiley-Oyen aims to provide students the hands-on experiences to springboard into higher academic pursuits.

Humanizing Science with Greg Welk

Humanizing Science with Greg Welk, 00:01:42

Greg Welk, associate professor in kinesiology, is changing how students understand community health and wellness through unique, hands-on service learning projects.

Kinesiology

Kinesiology, 00:01:49

Kinesiology, the study of physical activity and its impact on health, human performance, society, and quality of life, is one of today's most popular majors. From athletic training to community health, undergraduate majors in kinesiology will learn the science of the body and be able to put classroom knowledge to practice during clinical experiences, service learning, and research projects.

Iowa State University Athletic Training Program

Iowa State University Athletic Training Program, 00:02:07

Students and faculty in the athletic training program of the College of Human Sciences highly value the hands-on, practical experience built into the curriculum.