KHS doctoral student received a Southern Regional Education Board Doctoral Scholar Program Institutional Award

April 16, 2021

Domenico Chavez, M.S., a 1st year doctoral student in the Cardio-Renal Physiology Lab at KHS (Director: Dr. Danielle Kirkman), has been selected as a Southern Regional Educaiton Board Doctoral Scholars Programs at VCU. Nico will be awarded a 3-year graduate assistanship, funded in partership between the College of Humanities & Scineces and the Graduate School at VCU. 

KHS faculty received the President's Inclusive Excellence Lifetime Achievement Award!

April 16, 2021

Dr. Seth Leibowitz, an excutive director of Health Sciences Programs and Advising, has been selected as the recipient of the President's Inclusive Excellence Lifetime Achievement Award of the Presidential Awards for Community Multicultural Enrichment (PACME).

KHS undergraduate student received a Research Fellowship from the American Physiological Society

April 1, 2021

Linsey Martin, a Junior in the KHS department with a concentration in Exercise Science received a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship from the American Physiological Society that includes a $4,000 stipend. Under the direction of Dr. Danielle KirkmanLinsey will work on a research project entitled "Vascular Function in Liver Transplant Patients: The Role of Fibroblast Growth Factor-23" during Summer 2021. 

KHS students volunteer in the VCU Vaccine Corps

February 8, 2021

Hundreds of students are volunteering and providing shots at vaccination events

With some VCU students already trained and others lined up for training, volunteers are ready to address the need for more COVID-19 vaccinators and take on roles that will serve them in their careers.

A senior student in Health Science major is featured in the VCU News!

November 30, 2020

Delaney Savedge, a senior undergraduate student in Health Science major is featured in the VCU News.


Dr. Franco appointed chair of the Department of Kinesiology and Health Sciences

July 8, 2020

R. Lee Franco, Ph.D. has been appointed as chair of the Department of Kinesiology and Health Sciences effective July 1st, 2020. Dr. Franco will replace Joann Richardson, Ph.D., as chair. The College would like to thank Dr. Richardson for her strong leadership over the past three years. 

Spring 2020 VCU Baccalaureate Graduate Master's Opportunity

May 18, 2020

VCU offers a special opportunity for Spring 2020 VCU baccalaureate graduates to enroll in Master's programs below at the same tuition cost or less than the undergraduate tuition.

KHS Faculty Created A Helpful Infographic on How To Stay Healthy During the Stay-At-Home Order

April 30, 2020

Led by Dr. Danielle Kirkman, KHS faculty got together and combined their artistic strengths with what we all do best, delivering the information to the students and community as to how to stay healthy during the stay-at-home order.

KHS Faculty Highlight Research Focus During Symposium at Regional Conference

February 28, 2019

Drs. Kirkman, Rodriguez Miguelez and Garten present symposium at the 2019 Southeast American College of Sports Medicine Conference.

Graduate Student in Rehabilitation and Movement Science Ph.D. Program Receives Sigma Xi Award

February 28, 2019

The Kinesiology and Health Sciences Department is pleased to share that third-year doctoral student, Lauren Pedersen, is the recipient of Sigma Xi’s Grants in Aid of Research program, which awards student proposals of all scientific disciplines up to $1,000.

KHS Students Present Research at Regional ACSM Conference

March 22, 2018

A group of VCU Students recently travelled to 2017 Southeast ACSM Regional Chapter Meeting to display their research.

New KHS Research: The Dangers of Sitting

September 25, 2017

KHS instructor and exercise physiologist Matthew Scott publishes new research on how prolonged sedentary behavior can negatively impact our health. Get more information from VCU News:

ASB 2016

August 26, 2016

The 40th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics was held August 2-5, 2016 in Raleigh, North Carolina and the VCU RUN LAB was there in force. Dr. Blaise Williams and his Ph.D. students (Bhushan Thakkar, Kathryn Harrison, and Jacqueline Morgan) presented some interesting research (titles below). Congratulations to everyone for a job well done!

Undergraduate Exercise Science Concentration Recognized by the NSCA

August 12, 2016

KHS is excited to announce that we have been recognized by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Education Recognition Program (ERP).  Our undergraduate concentration in Exercise Science prepares students to complete national certification exams with a focus in physical activity including the NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) exam.  This exciting degree concentration allows students to pursue future careers as exercise physiologists, corporate fitness directors, cardiopulmonary rehabilitation specialists, strength and conditioning specialists, or as wellness directors.

Learn more about the NSCA.

RUN LAB Research Featured in Runner’s World

July 29, 2016

The VCU RUN LAB has been hard at work this summer both conducting and presenting their research on … you guessed it, running! Recently, one of their poster presentations detailing running cadence and injury rates was mentioned in Runner’s World. Congratulations to everyone for their great work!

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