Hal Wilson, a graduate teaching associate in recreation and sport management, had a big idea that will make his classes more interactive. He’s won a GTA@OIT grant to implement his “flipped classroom” approach this spring. Wilson, who teaches a class that deals with cultural ideologies and social issues, will supplement assigned readings with online videos and presentations and incorporate some online assignments.
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By now, many New Year’s fitness resolutions have likely been broken. But take heart, it’s not too late to start over. Brian Rider, a graduate assistant at the UT Center for Physical Activity and Health, says that people who try to do too much too soon typically get injured or discouraged. “Whatever your fitness goal, start slow,” he says.
Middle school students who are more physically fit make better grades and outperform their classmates on standardized tests, according to a newly published study from a UT professor.
Nineteen elite South Korean athletes—from Olympic gold medalists to world champions—will spend the next few months at UT learning skills to become coaches and international sports ambassadors. The retired athletes also will improve their English language, learn sports marketing, pick up coaching techniques, and work in their area of athletic expertise as part of the Next Generation Sports Talent program.
Children who play on playgrounds that incorporate natural elements like logs and flowers tend to be more active than those who play on traditional playgrounds with metal and brightly colored equipment, according to a recent UT study. They also appear to use their imagination more, according to the report.
The results are in from a new playground safety study at UT which shows that natural playgrounds with logs and
If watching the London Olympics has sparked an interest in race walking, with its singular hip-swinging, rolling gait, but the
US News interviewed David Bassett Jr., co-director of the UT Obesity Research Center and a professor in the Department of Kinesiology,
Several local news outlets highlighted a new study at UT’s Early Learning Center that may change the way playgrounds are designed. Sean
More than 200 UT students are in Crossville, Tennessee, this week serving as counselors for kids with disabilities at Camp Koinonia, part of the Therpeutic Recreation program. Gene Hayes, professor in the Department of Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sport Studies, started the camp 35 years ago hoping to give kids with severe disabilities the most typical summer camp experience possible.