Current News & Announcements

Dr. Blazo has recently been named the 'Reviewer of the Year’ for the journal Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly. Click Here

Dr. Mu Qiao has been recognized as outstanding contributions to review the manuscripts submitted to the Journal of Theoretical Biology. The Journal of Theoretical Biology is a peer-reviewed high impact journal covering theoretical, mathematical, computational and statistical aspects of biology.

HPL has recently added COSMED K5 unit (Portatable Metabolic device) in lab . K5 is one of the most advanced technology available in market to measure metabolic parameters. Due to its unique wearable design, this device provides freedom to measure CRE in actual performance environments. HPL had also conducted a training session for in order to learn and explore the K5 use in research and teaching.

On 21st Feb 2019, 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 significance in clinical and sport performance purposes.Click Here

Dr Gleason gives a presentation on running to the ROTC detachment on Wednesday December 5th 2018.

Travis Self (Sports Performance Graduate Student) and Dr. Ben Gleason have presented their research poster titled “Relationship of subjective pain and soreness relative to primary volume load and specific training cycles” at the East Tennessee State University Coaches Conference in Johnson City, TN November 29, 2018.

LA Tech: Department Of Kinesiology at LAHPERD 2018:

Dr. Jean Chen has presented at LAHPERD 2018 convention on Novemeber 1st in Baton Rouge. The topic for the presentation was "Run,Jump, and Play! It's Our Field Day!". The presentation was about enlightening the Field day ideas to deliver meaningful messages through physical activity and healthy competitions.

Dr. Chen has also presented eight posters in the LAHPERD 2018 Convention. First author for these posters were graduate students Dylan Colletti, Brittany Luttrell, Ashton Green, Jordan McGuire, Quinton Powell, Chris Williams, and Kayla Wincko. For Details Click Here

Ms. Smiley Reeves has presented at LAHPERD 2018 convention on Novemeber 2nd in Baton Rouge. The topic for the presentation was "No Pool, No Problem" which was about aquatic themed activities using noodles, Kick-boards, and Foam water weights for elementary school children.

Ms. Lacey Deal has presented at LAHPERD 2018 convention on Novemeber 2nd in Baton Rouge. The topic for the presentation was "Field Day for All !! Developing a day for special needs student"

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. 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 Strategies, Rotator 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."

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