Kinesiology Announcements Archive

Wednesday, Apr 10, 2019

Youth sports coaches across all sports can learn from experts in the field and in the classroom at the Science of Coaching Conference on April 27 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., sponsored by the University of Northern Iowa Department of Kinesiology.

“This will be a great workshop for volunteer parent coaches, and can help them guide and structure their practices and coaching across any sport,” says Dr. Windee Weiss, Professor of Kinesiology at UNI. “You will walk out of this with templates and examples you can use right away.”

“It’s not only to teach youth sport coaches skills, but to learn how to give feedback and increase motivation and confidence, create a climate and culture on the team where everyone is improving and having fun,” adds Weiss. “This will help your players get better at a sport while increasing their confidence, so they enjoy the experience and want to come back,”

Austin Wasserman, a certified strength and conditioning specialist and founder of Wasserman Strength, will lead the morning’s keynote address. “Austin is a go-to guy for youth, strength and power development that’s age- and developmentally-appropriate,” says Weiss. The afternoon will include sessions that let coaches apply what they learned: focusing on strength and conditioning development for youth; designing dynamic warm-ups and instructional strategies for motivation; and providing feedback and instruction for performance excellence.

The day also includes a question and answer panel with Division I collegiate coaches, including UNI’s head volleyball coach, Bobbi Petersen.

The event will be held at the UNI Wellness and Recreation Center, 2250 Hudson Road, Cedar Falls. Registration is $120 and includes light breakfast and lunch; early bird registration of $90 remains available through April 15. UNI students can attend for $15. Conference attendees will be able to use these hours towards Continuing Education Credits for Coaching Authorizations. For more information and to register, click here.


Tuesday, Feb 12, 2019

Congratulations Hannah for your acceptance into Creighton's Physical Therapy School.

Tuesday, Feb 12, 2019

UNI Orchesis Dance Company Spring Gala: Join the Orchesis Dance Company for their annual Spring Gala on Friday, April 12th at 7 pm or Saturday, April 13th at 2 pm. It is at Oster Regent Theater on Main Street in Cedar Falls!
Orchesis Dance Company Applied Choreography Showing: Join the Orchesis Dance Company for their applied choreography showing on Wednesday, April 24th at 3:30 in WRC 185! Come see student choreographed pieces performed by members of the company. 
Orchesis Dance Company Fall Auditions: Love to dance? Orchesis Dance Company will be holding auditions for the upcoming fall semester on Wednesday, April 17th at 6:30 in WRC 185. The audition will include jazz, ballet, modern and an optional tap portion. Bring any shoes you have but none are required. Wear form-fitting clothing, like a leotard and leggings, and arrive 30 minutes early to warm up. If you cannot make it but would like to still try out, or if you have any questions, contact Mandy Masmar at

Monday, Dec 17, 2018

Mackenzie Haag describes how the Exercise Science major has helped her toward her goal of physical therapy school.

My time at UNI has been greatly enhanced by both my academic and extra-curricular experiences! Being an exercise science major has given me opportunities to strengthen my skills in biomechanics, neuromotor control, exercise physiology, and other areas that will greatly benefit me in physical therapy school. This major also gave me the opportunity to complete an internship at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines in the cardiac medical intensive care unit. After graduation, I will attend physical therapy school to obtain my doctorate in physical therapy and work as a licensed clinician. While at UNI, I've also been a member of the UNI Cheer Squad as well as other student organizations including the Pre-Physical Therapy Club, Student Life Team, and the University Honors Program. 

Monday, Dec 17, 2018

A quote from Sierra Chapman regarding her experience at UNI. 

"During my time at UNI, I had a million ideas on what I wanted to do as a future professional. I bounced around between multiple majors before I finally found my niche in Movement and Exercise Science. I decided it was how I could help people in the health field without going on to get my doctorate. Through classes and multiple study abroad experiences, I knew I was on the right track. Along with that, I had multiple internships and work opportunities within the community that solidified hands-on wellness was my goal. After graduation, I will begin in the profession as a Health and Fitness Professional at a local gym and fitness studio."

Friday, Nov 9, 2018

Congratulations Lea on your new career with Trail Point Aquatics and Wellness. Click here to read more.

Friday, Nov 9, 2018

Alexis Astor describes her experience at UNI. Click here to read the full story.

Thursday, Oct 11, 2018

Congratulations Tyler for your acceptance into both Washington University in St. Louis and Des Moines University's Physical Therapy School.

Thursday, Oct 11, 2018

Congratulations Alex for your acceptance into Des Moines University's Physical Therapy School.

Monday, Aug 27, 2018

Graduate student Nate Kubik has accepted a position as the assistant student life coordinator at the health education and services center (HESC) at Hawkeye Community College. Congratulations, Nate.