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Human Performance Lab featured on WIPB TV

WIPB TV featured our Human Performance Lab with guests Dr. Scott Trappe and Dr. Todd Trappe along with Kevin Gries, GA in the HPL and 3rd year PhD candidate in Human Bioenergetics, in their Wellness Matters Program hosted by Dr. Jeff Bird on December 16, 2017. The program highlighted the Human Performance Lab’s history, its 50th anniversary in 2015, collaboration with NASA since 1994, and the recent partnership with two other institutions on a multi-million dollar grant provided by the National Institutes of Health.

Watch the full program here.


Gretton, T.W.* “Coaching tips to assist adolescent athletes’ pre-performance preparation.” Presented at the Association for Applied Sport Psychology Southeast Regional Conference. Tallahassee, FL. February 2018.

Sullivan, M.*, Farello, A.*, Rager, J.* “The other side of positive youth development: Creating modules to develop cultural competence in coaches working with youth of low socioeconomic status.”  Presented at the Midwest Sport and Exercise Psychology Symposium. Oxford, OH. February 2018.


Hurley, K. S., Eberline, A. D., & Burt, T. L. Advocacy in Action: Learning to SPEAK Out! A professional voice for advocacy. Strategies:  A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators.

Johnson, J. E., Lower, L. M., Scott, B. F., & Manwell, A. K.* The public/private divide: An analysis of American law relative to recruiting and transfer policies in interscholastic athletics. Journal of Sport Policy and Politics, 10(1). doi: 10.1080/19406940.2018.1428214

Sabbini, A., Arena, R., Kaminsky, L.A., Myers, J., Phillips, SA,  Peak blood pressure responses during maximal cardiopulmonary exercise testing: Reference Standards from FRIEND (Fitness Registry and the Importance of Exercise National Database). Hypertension. 71:229-236, 2018.


The development of community-based Healthy Lifestyle Centers (continuation). Kaminsky, L, Mahon, A, Whaley M. Ball Brothers Foundation. Requested Amount:  $100,000. 


Dr. Dorice Hankemeier received the Great Lakes Athletic Training Association 2018 Outstanding Educator Award. Dr. Hankemeier will be recognized during the 50th GLATA Annual Meeting & Symposium in March.

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