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Wilcox joins National Academy of Kinesiology

EXSC Professor and Prevention Research Center Director Sara Wilcox has been elected to join the National Academy of Kinesiology as an Active Fellow, signifying her contributions to the field.

EXSC Ranked #1

Exercise Science Ph.D. program ranks #1

The National Academy of Kinesiology has ranked the Department of Exercise Science's Ph.D. program #1 in the nation among 52 doctoral programs that focus on the study of physical activity.


Video: Service Creates Memorable Education for Volleyball's Blomgren

Sarah Blomgren is a senior majoring in exercise science who plays volleyball for USC. Over the summer, she traveled to Cost Rica where she helped build a road, establish organic farming, and taught English to grade schoolers.

HSC Supplement

Healthy Communities Study

Members of the Children’s Physical Activity Research Group guest edited and co-authored a special issue on the NIH-funded Healthy Communities Study for the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

Margaret Barrett

Undergrad blogs about studying abroad

Margaret Barrett, a junior majoring in exercise science, is studying abroad this fall at the University of Hyderabad in India, and she’s blogging about it for the USC Study Abroad Office.


Study links conceptual/motor systems

Researchers clarify the relationship between conceptual and sensory-motor systems of the brain by testing conceptual understanding and corresponding physical impairments using robotic devices.

Denise Peters

Balancing career and family

Denise Peters landed a postdoctoral research fellowship with Emory University after the August grad successfully balanced raising her two young daughters while earning a PhD in Exercise Science.

Morgan Porter

Video promotes physical fitness

Morgan Porter creates a fun video of members from the Department of Exercise Science to encourage physical fitness in honor of 2015 National Dance Day on July 25.

Kerry McIver

McIver joins Leadership Columbia

Kerry McIver, research assistant professor of exercise science and Children's Physical Activity Research Group investigator, has been selected for the 2015-2016 class of Leadership Columbia.

Mark Stout

EXSC alumnus honored as Fellow

Arnold School alumnus Mark Stout (Master of Science in Exercise Science) has been selected as a Fellow of the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation.


Strengthening the S.C. National Guard

EXSC students gain practical experience by leading training sessions for S.C. National Guard service members during a pilot program aimed at improving health and physical readiness.

Lily Gullion

Crowdfunding project follow-up

UofSC Today recently checked in with exercise science undergrad Lily Gullion who successfully crowdfunded her research project on gaming and social skills in the Netherlands.


Undergrads compete for D.C. fellowship

EXSC undergrad Haley Yaw named finalist and Magellan Scholar Klara Milojkovic (researching with HPEB) named winner of Mount Vernon Leadership Fellowship out of nationwide competition.


Pate honored with Lifetime Achievement Award

Professor Russell Pate, exercise science, has been named one of five recipients of the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award from the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition.


Practicum confirms career plans

Molly Sullivan provides cardiac rehabilitation to the Arnold School’s Louisa Campbell through her practicum, helping Campbell recover and confirming her own commitment to the cardiac field.


Snowball's chance

Adam Mayer, a senior in exercise science, graduates in May after earning one of three Algernon Sydney Sullivan Awards, the highest award for graduating seniors.


Morgan Clennin: I Am Public Health

Doctoral student combines public health and exercise science with Health Aspects of Physical Activity program.


Outstanding EXSC student awards

Undergraduates Courtney T. Bellissimo, Ron L. Doiron, Kristen N. Fuss and Adam Michael Mayer have been recognized with Outstanding Exercise Science Student Awards.


EXSC athlete most decorated

Undergraduate Sabrina D’Angelo (Department of Exercise Science) earns President’s Award, finishing her college career as the most decorated student-athlete in USC women’s soccer history.


Crowdfunding a project in the Netherlands

Exercise Science undergraduate Lily Gullion is crowdfunding a summer trip to the Netherlands to test video games’ utility in measuring social skills related to Autism Spectrum Disorder.

World Activity Day

World Activity Day

Join us for a fun filled field day promoting active and healthy lifestyles at the Strom Thurmond Wellnessand Fitness Center on Sunday, April 12. All proceeds benefit United Cerebran Palsy of South Carolina.


Students and colleagues keep his work alive

The State reports that Dr. Fayad’s students keep their mentor’s efforts moving forward through his research projects. Colleagues step in to support his studies by assuming supervisory roles and offering other assistance to further his work.


C'iana Cooper: "I Am Public Health"

Arnold School student awarded prestigious UNCF Merck award.

The Obesity Society to recognize and honor Dr. Steven Blair

Blair to receive the Dr. Mickey Stunkard Lifetime Achievement Award.

Study gets international attention

A study led by Arnold School researchers is receiving international attention. Why? Because the findings suggest people under age 55 should limit their coffee consumption!

Next step in obesity challenge

An award from The Duke Endowment will fund physical activity interventions in early childhood programs. The goal is to thwart obesity as early as possible in lives of children.

Faculty receive top honors

Inspiring others: Arnold School faculty members Dr. Steve Blair and Dr. Casey Goldston Giraudy are among USC faculty to receive top honors at the 2013 Faculty Awards Ceremony.


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