Summer/Fall 2020University Updates

Summer/Fall 2020: College of Health Sciences

Kinesiology, Health & Sport Sciences (KHSS)

KHSS received preliminary approval from the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics to pursue offering a dietetics program. 

The American College of Sports Medicine recognized UIndy with gold level status for the Exercise is Medicine on Campus credential.

The UIndy Sport Management program completed a successful accreditation site visit.

Public health faculty are serving as resources during the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Heidi Hancher-Rauch, associate professor and public health program director, and Dr. Kara Cecil, assistant professor, appeared in stories in the Indianapolis Star, theIndianapolis Business Journal, WISH-TV, WRTV, CBS4, FOX 59, and Indiana Public Radio.

Hancher-Rauch presented “SOPHE Advocacy Update: Priorities, Successes, and Possibilities; and Perceptions and Practices of Local Health Officers/Commissioners Regarding Tobacco 21 Policy Advocacy” at the virtual annual meeting of the Society of Public Health Education.

Hancher-Rauch and Dr. Angelitta Britt-Spells, assistant professor, presented “Demystifying Health Advocacy Using a Layered Approach During Undergraduate Training for Public Health Education Majors.” The pair also published “Health information-seeking behavior and perceived source trustworthiness in public health students: A pilot study for improving the curriculum” in the Journal of Health Education Teaching.

Dr. Trent Cayot, assistant professor, published “Acute neuromuscular and microvascular responses to concentric and eccentric exercises with blood flow restriction” in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research

Cayot also published, in collaboration with KSPT professor Dr. Jim Bellew, “Changes in microvascular oxygenation and total hemoglobin concentration of the vastus lateralis during neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES)” in Physiotherapy Theory & Practice.

Dr. Jennifer VanSickle, sport management program director, attended the IN Campus Compact Summit and the COSMA Board of Commissioners Meeting.

Dr. Mike Diacin, associate professor, attended the Applied Sport Management Conference.

Dr. Brian Reagan, assistant professor, coordinated a Healthy Diploma New Student Activity, “Cookies and Canvas.”

Chad Odaffer, instructor of exercise science, was named by Golf Digest magazine as one of the Top 50 golf fitness trainers in the United States. He is the only Indiana trainer ranked.