Human Kinetics

University of Windsor women's basketball head coach Chantelle Vallée works with players during a practice on Jan. 31, 2018.University of Windsor women's basketball head coach Chantelle Vallée works with players during a practice on Jan. 31, 2018.

Value of same-sex coaches extends beyond the court, says UWin student

Taylor Imeson wants to see more women in head coaching positions.

Not only would it provide female athletes with same-sex mentors, but she says it would inspire future generations of female coaches to pursue the career.

"I had always noticed that women's sports were growing, but there were barely any female coaches," says Imeson.

"Participants felt they had the necessary skills and self-efficacy to coach, however, due to various reasons, a majority did not identify coaching as a career aspiration."

The Tea Party's Jeff Burrows performs at the Horse Shoe Tavern in Toronto while wearing one of Dr. Nadia Azar's BodyMedia Armbands. (Photo courtesy of Adrienne Jones/UWindsor)The Tea Party's Jeff Burrows performs at the Horse Shoe Tavern in Toronto while wearing one of Dr. Nadia Azar's BodyMedia Armbands. (Photo courtesy of Adrienne Jones/UWindsor)

Drummers wanted for online survey

Nadia Azar is looking for the particulars on the perils of being a percussionist.

The UWindsor associate professor of kinesiology has launched an online survey for drummers of all levels to gather information on playing-related pain and problems.

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Lunchtime lecture to weigh risks and benefits of exercise for diabetics

High-intensity aerobic exercise affords the greatest cardiovascular protection but lends the greatest risk of hypoglycemia development for people with Type 1 diabetes.

Jamie Melling, a kinesiology professor at Western University, will explore his work to develop sustainable chronic exercise programs for these diabetic patients in a free lecture entitled “Exercising with Type 1 Diabetes:  Do the Benefits Outweigh the Risks?”

Nadia Azar, UWindsor Kinesiology Associate Professor, is studying the biomechanics and muscle activation patterns of drummers.Nadia Azar, UWindsor Kinesiology Associate Professor, is studying the biomechanics and muscle activation patterns of drummers.

Breaking down the beat: Studying the biomechanics of drummers

Nadia Azar enjoys concerts differently than you and me.

Packed into a music venue, swaying with the crowd, Dr. Azar narrows her focus on the musician at the back of the stage.

“What you’re supposed to be thinking about when you’re at a rock concert is what’s going on with the drummer’s back muscles, right?” Azar joked.

Azar, an Associate Professor of Kinesiology at the University of Windsor, has launched a study into the biomechanics and muscle activation patterns of drummers.

Josh Palmer, participant in Fit Together, performs a barbell push press at the Forge on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2017. Fit Together is an exercise program for adults with autism spectrum disorder and an intellectual disability operated by UWindsor's Adapted PhyJosh Palmer, participant in Fit Together, performs a barbell push press at the Forge on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2017. Fit Together is an exercise program for adults with autism spectrum disorder and an intellectual disability operated by UWindsor's Adapted Physical Exercise (APEX) Research Group in the Department of Kinesiology and Community Living Essex County.

Community partnership expands exercise program for adults with disabilities

UWindsor’s Adapted Physical Exercise (APEX) Research Group in the Department of Kinesiology and Community Living Essex County kicked off the continuation of their exercise program on Wednesday.

The program, titled Fit Together, takes participants with autism spectrum disorder and an intellectual disability and trains them in two, 90-minute exercise sessions a week for 12 weeks.