News Releases

Tagged as “exercise and sport sciences”



Jaime Schultz, associate professor of Kinesiology and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Pennsylvania State University, will give two lectures at Ithaca College exploring the relationships between race and sports and between genetics, sex and sports. The lectures are free and open to the public.

Both lectures will...

Read more...


As your cold-weather footwear makes the seasonal migration from the back of your closet to replace summer’s flip flops and bare feet, don’t underestimate the benefits of padding around naked from the ankles down.

Barefoot activities can greatly improve balance and posture and prevent common injuries like shin splints, plantar fasciitis, stress fractures, bursitis, and...

Read more...


ITHACA, NY — Timothy Butterfield — associate professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Kentucky — will give a presentation at Ithaca College on muscle mechanics. Free and open to the public, the talk will take place on Thursday, April 23.

Butterfield will present “Massage à Trois: Uncovering the Mechanism of Massage...

Read more...


ITHACA, NY—According to a study supervised by Ithaca College’s Exercise and Sport Sciences Chair Thomas Swensen, betaine—a nutrient found in shellfish and beets—boosts athletic performance by nearly six percent when added to a sports drink. Published in the “Journal...

Read more...


 ITHACA, NY — Paul Geisler, associate professor and program director of exercise and sport sciences at Ithaca College, received a 2012 Athletic Trainer Service Award in recognition of his contributions to the athletic training profession. The award was presented by the National Athletic Trainers Association at its annual meeting in June.

“I’m honored to receive...

Read more...