Exercise Science

Kent State researchers are awarded a patent for the next generation of the therapy cycle known as the SMART Cycle, for Speed Manipulated Adaptive Rehabilitation Therapy. Anne Heller’s face was getting red as she pedaled the stationary bike. The 59-year-old Cuyahoga Falls resident had agreed to take part in experiments at Kent State University using a bike developed by researcher Angela Ridgel, Ph.D., in Kent State's College of Education, Health and Human Services, to help ease the symptoms of Parkinson’s...

Kent State University’s Adam Jajtner, Ph.D., and Ellen Glickman, Ph.D., stand in their research lab. The two exercise science/physiology faculty members will lead a study related to the use of probiotics and physical exercise. Kent State University’s Exercise Science/Physiology Program was awarded a $248,000 grant by i-Health Inc. to conduct a study relating to the use of probiotics and physical exercise. Kent State faculty and students are interested in combating heat-caused complications during exercise, such as heat stroke and heat exhaustion.  Under the direction...

Kent State University researchers study the link between Pokémon GO and increased exercise. Pokémon GO’s worldwide release one year ago sent crowds hiking through parks, meandering into streets and walking for miles in search of Pokémon, those cute little digital characters that appear in real locations on your smartphone. Capturing the little monsters isn’t just fun for the players, it might be good for their health. Too often we...

Kent State University researchers study the link between Pokémon GO and increased exercise. Today marks the one year anniversary of Pokémon GO’s worldwide release that sent crowds hiking through parks, meandering into streets and walking for miles in search of Pokémon, those cute little digital characters that appear in real locations on your smartphone. Capturing the little monsters isn’t just fun for the players, it might be good...

Kent State University students Nilin Rao (left) and Craig Verdin (right), and Exercise Science and Physiology Professor Ellen Glickman, Ph.D. (center), have invented an insole to help people with ulcerations on their feet. Kent State University students Nilin Rao, Ph.D., and Craig Verdin, and Exercise Science and Physiology Professor Ellen Glickman, Ph.D., are the co-founders of TheraPod Medical LLC, a wound-care company that is looking to transform the field of podiatric medicine. Rao, a fourth-year podiatric student who completed his master’s and doctorate...

Kent State University students Nilin Rao (left) and Craig Verdin (right), and Exercise Science and Physiology Professor Ellen Glickman, Ph.D. (center), have invented an insole to help people with ulcerations on their feet. Kent State University students Nilin Rao, Ph.D., and Craig Verdin, and Exercise Science and Physiology Professor Ellen Glickman, Ph.D., are the co-founders of TheraPod Medical LLC, a wound-care company that is looking to transform the field of podiatric medicine. Rao, a fourth-year podiatric student who completed his master’s and doctorate...

Kent State University students Nilin Rao (left) and Craig Verdin (right), and Exercise Science and Physiology Professor Ellen Glickman, Ph.D. (center), have invented an insole to help people with ulcerations on their feet. Product also can help athletes recover from blisters and calluses that can impede their performance Kent State University students Nilin Rao, Ph.D., and Craig Verdin, and Exercise Science and Physiology Professor Ellen Glickman, Ph.D., are the co-founders of TheraPod Medical LLC, a wound-care company that is looking to transform the field of...

Kent State students help lead faculty and staff in the Fit for Life program. Elizabeth Michel, a Kent State University graduate student pursuing a master’s degree in exercise physiology, has gained much – both professionally and personally – through her experience working on the Fit for Life Workshop. “It always brings me great joy whenever I can help others along their journey to leading a healthier, happier...

Angela Ridgel, Ph.D., an associate professor of exercise science at Kent State University and an avid cyclist, has designed a bicycle specially tailored to Parkinson’s patients. Physical therapy is usually a component of treatment for patients of Parkinson’s disease and other neurodegenerative and motor system disorders. Now, a Kent State University professor in the College of Education, Health and Human Services has designed a piece of equipment that serves that purpose and sets the bar for exercise therapy higher. ...

Angela Ridgel, Ph.D., an associate professor of exercise science at Kent State University and an avid cyclist, has designed a bicycle specially tailored to Parkinson’s patients. Physical therapy is usually a component of treatment for patients of Parkinson’s disease and other neurodegenerative and motor system disorders. Now, a Kent State University professor in the College of Education, Health and Human Services has designed a piece of equipment that serves that purpose and sets the bar for exercise therapy higher.  ...