Movement Science

Life EMS helps design simulation for health professions students

More than 30 students who are majoring in nursing, health professions or athletic training participated in an interdisciplinary simulation with Life EMS paramedics at Raleigh J. Finkelstein Hall February 19.

Feb 26, 2019


Professor named Mentor of the Year by national organization

Ingrid Johnson, associate professor of physical education, has received recognition for providing advising and mentorship to students and alumni both in and out of the classroom. Johnson has been named Mentor of the Year by the Society of Health and Physical Educators. She is being recognized for her mentoring strategies, which include supporting students with job searching, teaching classes for alumni, sharing professional insights, and more.

Feb 7, 2019


New, gently used coats will support students

More than 100 coats have been collected in the ongoing drive to support Grand Valley students who need a winter coat.

Jan 25, 2019


New network shows signs of success

The Student Success Network (SSN) officially launched in August as part of the Transitions program and is already showing signs of success.

Oct 24, 2018


Faculty-student research team tests shoes, running economy

Since the spring, Jordan Juzwiak, a senior majoring in exercise science, has spent hours monitoring runners on a treadmill to determine if the shoes they are wearing improve their running economy.

Oct 12, 2018


Students help Red Wings prepare for season through fitness tests during preseason camps

Forty-one Grand Valley exercise science and athletic training students helped 72 Detroit Red Wings players prepare for their new season during the team's preseason development camp in September. The students assisted Red Wings staff and Ross Sherman, associate professor of exercise science, conduct medical examinations and test the physical fitness of players.

Oct 9, 2018


Injury Care Clinic sees increase in visits

The clinic provides free injury care and preventative treatments for students, faculty and staff members.

Feb 27, 2018


New departments 'Certified Healthy'

Four new departments were recognized as "Certified Healthy" by the Health and Wellness team.

Feb 19, 2018


Wellness Summit, Walk with President planned in October

The first Wellness Summit on campus will be held on Wednesday, October 4, from 2-8 p.m. in the Kirkhof Center, second floor.

Sep 27, 2017


GVSU study: activity-permissible classrooms lead to more student engagement

The typical classroom has taken the same shape for more than 200 years with students sitting in rows and columns of desks facing the front of the classroom while the teacher progresses through a lesson plan. A newly published study by Grand Valley researchers argues that this classroom design may not be the most beneficial for students and teachers.

Aug 18, 2017