Michigan Kinesiology research is creating sustainable and healthy communities, finding new solutions for obesity and sport-related injuries, and accelerating business growth and urban redevelopment through sport.
Research in this area is examining the link between brain dynamics and behavior, how to use new technology to better understand, prevent and treat injuries, and improve function for individuals with physical disabilities.
Several of our labs investigate how physical activity and nutrition affect our bodies and emotions on all levels: From maintaining the integrity of DNA, to improving mental health and glucose metabolism, and managing Type 2 Diabetes.
Our researchers are discovering how physical activity and the environment can promote healthy development in all children, and enhance the functional capabilities of children with Down syndrome or autism.
Kinesiology research focused on communities is exploring how sport and activity can promote economic and urban development, positive social change, and healthier environments; as well as the implications of race and ethnicity in sport.
Our centers focused on bridging theory and practice with innovative sport marketing and management research are exploring marketing, sponsorship, new media, gaming, and sport industry organizations.
Our major efforts advancing sport science and concussion care include researchers from kinesiology, medicine, bioengineering, psychology, nutrition, social sciences, and data science partnering with industry and government on projects.