School of Kinesiology - George Mason University

Kinesiology Faculty News

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Could Spit be the Latest Key to Diagnosing Concussions?

January 11, 2018

As the scope of potential short- and long-term damage from brain injuries in football becomes clearer every day, the mad scramble is on to try to address the crisis, which threatens the very existence of the sport. And while the leading chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, research at Boston University has made the most headlines, two scientists at George Mason University have been working on a potentially groundbreaking diagnostic tool that could change the way we test for and treat brain injury across the sports world and beyond. Read more...
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Athletic Training Fellowship Breaks New Ground

November 15, 2017

Because of the physical demands they face, police and firefighters should be considered athletes, Shane Caswell said. So why not keep them on the job by providing them the same treatment and rehabilitation options that keep injured athletes on the field? Read more...
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Kinesiology Professor Named to Board of NSCA

August 24, 2017

Margaret Jones has held many jobs—coach, director of strength and conditioning, associate professor of kinesiology at George Mason University. But though her job titles have changed over the years, she’s always felt at home as a member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Read more...
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Nelson Cortes Receives Emerging Researcher/Scholar/Creator Award

November 22, 2016

University researchers are tackling tough problems. Three of Mason’s standout researchers, Nelson Cortes, Wilsaan Joiner, and Danielle Rudes, have earned the university’s 2015-16 Emerging Researcher/Scholar/Creator awards. Read more...
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Dr. Dominique Banville Named NCAA Faculty Athletic Representative

July 14, 2016

Dr. Dominique Banville, associate professor in the College of Education and Human Development, has been chosen as George Mason's next NCAA faculty athletic representative. Read more...
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Dr. Amanda Caswell Receives Athletic Trainer Services Award

May 24, 2016

Congratulations to Dr. Amanda Caswell, director of the Athletic Training program who has been selected as one of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association’s (NATA) 2016 Athletic Trainer Service Award recipients for her contributions to the athletic training profession as a volunteer at the local and state levels. Read more...