Message from Department Head, Dr. Lindsay Distefano, Ph.D.
The Department of Kinesiology, in the College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources at the University of Connecticut, is regarded as one of the best in the country. Our doctoral program is nationally ranked among the top 10 programs by the National Academy of Kinesiology and the nationally-accredited athletic training program is competitively positioned to become one of the nation's top 10 programs. Our faculty include internationally-recognized leaders in the fields of exercise science, exercise and sport nutrition, athletic training, and physical therapy. The productive research program at the Human Performance Laboratory is globally recognized for scholarly excellence and we are proud of our association with the Korey Stringer Institute (KSI) and KSI's commitment to preventing sudden death in sport and physical activity. Our various academic programs differ in degrees offered, student requirements, and research scope, but the respective faculty actively collaborate in research, teaching, and community engagement.
Recent Publication Highlights
co-author Dr. Kwon: Mitochondrial-targeted antioxidants restore vasodilatory function in aged adults
Vasodilatory and vascular mitochondrial respiratory function with advancing age: evidence of a free radically mediated link in the human vasculature, Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 2020 April 1.
co-author Dr. Srinivasan: Means-end exploration indicates bilateral coordination and motor abilities in infants at-risk for autism
In the News
Dr. Beth Taylor, Ph.D. highlighted for her work in clinical exercise physiology and statin biology
Dr. Douglas Casa, Ph.D. highlighted for his work in athlete safety and policy change