I.A. Lewis school students visited department of Kinesiology on May 10th. They have been told about the kinesiology and different aspect of it. They have also been taken to different labs in the department to give some exposure about research areas in Kinesiology.




















































































Dr. Gleason gave the  presentation on “Nutrition basics for body composition and performance enhancement” to the LaTech cheer squad on April 29th.

On April 26th, Students from Bossier Schools interested in Health Sciences had visited department of Kinesiology. During their visit they received information regarding admission procedures and policies,different coursework offered, job opportunities in Kinesiology. They also learned  about different laboratories and equipment present in the department and their clinical and sport performance aspects.
    











































































On Saturday, April 21, 2018 Dr. Szymanski gave a presentation at the NSCA 2018 Missouri State Clinic at Lindenwood University in St. Charles, MO. Click here for the presentation













On March 27th Department of Kinesiology has organized the seminar on "...So I didn't get in to PT school...". In this seminar different KINE faculties talked about several job sectors and opportunities available after graduating in Kinesiology. Around 40 Students had attended this seminar.















































       


































































Dr. Deanna Gates's visited Louisiana Tech on Jan. 22, 2018 . Dr. Gates is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering and Assistant Professor of Movement Science at The University of Michigan. This visit was sponsored by  Department of Kinesiology. Dr. Gates gave the presentation on  "Optimizing Prostheses–User Interaction to Enhance Performance"  and discussed her research. During her visit she had met with Dr. Les Guice (President, Louisiana tech University), Dr. Schillinger (Dean, COE), Dr. Szymanski ( Interim Department Chair; Department of Kinesiology), Kinesiology faculty, and Kinesiology Graduate Students. Students from Kine 326 (Applied Anatomy and Kinesiology) had also got the chance interact with Dr. Gates regarding future perspective in Biomechanics and Kinesiology. For more Pictures Click Her
                                                            
  



Dr. Gleason gives presentation on January 9th 2018  at Lambright Sports and Wellness Center. The topic for the presentation is " Proper strength training technique for essential free weight exercises". Click Here for Presentation


 

Dr. Gleason speaks at the NSCA Coaches Conference in Charlotte, NC. on Jan 5th 2018
Dr. Szymanski gives Health & Wellness presentation on Dec. 5th 2017  at Lambright Sports and Wellness Center. The topic for the presentation "How to Get the Most out of Your Weight Training Workout"Click here for presentation material



Dr. Szymanski  and Dr. Gleason from gave a presentation about their researches on Friday, Dec 1, 2017 at the Center for Biomedical Engineering & Rehabilitation Science (CBERS) 2017 First Research Meeting in the Biomedical Engineering Building.
  
High School Sports Medicine Field Trip from Bossier Parish School for Technology and Innovative Learning (BPSTIL) visited department of Kinesiology on 10/26/2017. Dr. David Szymanski has shared his experiences, explained admission procedures and policies,different coursework offered, and also talked about job opportunities in Kinesiology. Mr. Vishesh Singh also talked to the students about different laboratories and equipment present in the department in relation to their clinical and sport performance aspects.
   


Dr. Szymanski gave presentation on 
Dr. Szymanski and the Scientific Quest for Optimal Baseball Performance” at Texas A&M University.
This presentation was sponsored by the Department of Health & Kinesiology at Texas A&M University.  He spoke about 19 different research studies, articles, and abstracts involving the topic of bat velocity for youth, high school, and college baseball players that He has presented or published since 1998.




Dr. Gleason gives presentation to Biomedical Engineering  about  "Research in Sport Performance" 


Dr. Szymanski Speaks to West Monroe High school baseball team on “Resistance Training for High School Baseball Players”. His talk has included various important topics like Common Injuries/Issues, Prevention StrategiesRotator Cuff Training Program, Periodized Resistance Training Program,Torso Training, Explosive Training etc.  


Dr. Blazo presentation at San Diego conference.
He was part of a symposium on studying youth sport from a developmental perspective. His presentation was titled "Sibling relationship profiles and sport perceptions in young athletes."https://sites.google.com/site/centerforsportmovementscience/home/news/Blazo%20NASPSPA%20Conference%201.jpg?attredirects=0

New GTA Positions: 
  • Department of Kinesiology is offering new GTA positions for the students at the University pursuing advanced degrees. it is an opportunity for qualified candidates to get financial assistance to support their studies as well as improving their teaching experience.For more details click here
     
Bossier Parish High school students visits Department of Kinesiology. 
  •  On 1/20/17 Kelly Wheeler(Sports Medicine teacher in Bossier Parish) brought the HS students to department of Kinesiology at Louisiana Tech. Students have shown interest in attending Louisiana Tech as well as majoring in Kinesiology. Department chair, Dr. David Szymanski has shared his experiences, told them about different dimensions and job opportunities in Kinesiology. Students have also visited different Labs present in the department. They have been told about different type equipment present in lab and their role in enhancing the performance of an athlete.They also had the opportunity to get hands on experience of some of the Equipment

Recent Projects
  • The efficacy of Nootropic supplement "XACT" to acutely improve mental acuity, reaction time, physical energy, and performance in healthy Men and women.
  • Acute effects of exogenous Citrulline-Malate supplementation on aerobic cycling capacity and subsequent anaerobic cycling performance in young males and females. For more info please click here.
  • Effect of fatigue on coordination variability during the execution of a cycling Time to Exhaustion and Wingate trial in a young, male population. For more info please click here

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Mr. Joshua Gills presents his Directed Research poster at Louisiana Tech University.
  •  Mr. Joshua Gills presented his Directed Research poster title Citrulline -Malate Enhances Aerobic Exercise Capacity Without Attenuating Subsequent Anaerobic Cycling Performance. The purpose of his study  was to examine the acute effects of exogenous Citrulline-Malate supplementation on aerobic cycling capacity and subsequent anaerobic cycling performance in young males and females. For more info please click here



Mr. Hocheng Lu presents his Directed Research poster at Louisiana Tech University.
  • Mr. Hocheng Lu presented his Directed Research poster title Fatigue Alters Coordination Variability During the Time-to-Exhaustion and Wingate Trials . The purpose of  his study was to examine the effect of fatigue on coordination variability during the execution of a cycling Time to Exhaustion and Wingate trial in a young, male population. For more info please click here





Dr. David Szymanski gives Presentation on SLAP Tears at 2015 NSCA State of Louisiana Clinic

  • Dr. Szymanski presented research and information at the 2015 NSCA State of Louisiana Clinic, held at Scotty Robertson Memorial Gymnasium at Louisiana Tech University on Saturday, December 5, 2015. The presentation, titled "SLAP Tears: Non-operative Training Considerations for the Overhead Athlete" provided information to practitioners about alternative modalities for addressing shoulder rehabilitation and strengthening for individuals with SLAP tears. More information and the presentation can be viewed here

Recent Publications
  • Dr. David Szymanski recently had a chapter published in the book Developing the Core, Human Kinetics, Champaign IL. pp. 133-140, 2014

Dr. David Szymanski Has Vision Training Training Article Published in NSCA Coach

Dr. Szymanski's article, Consideration of Sports Vision Training for Baseball Hitters, was recently published in NSCA Coach. The article can be viewed below, beginning on page 4.

NSCA Coach 2.3.pdf