In rural Jamaica, VCU students offer healthy living outreach and education

Kinesiology and Health Sciences

In rural Jamaica, VCU students offer healthy living outreach and education

A dozen Virginia Commonwealth University students from the Department of Kinesiology and Health Sciences traveled to Jamaica this summer as part of a service learning course that conducts health promotion and health education activities in rural communities. The class, Jamaica: Community Health Promotion, led health promotion and education activities in eight schools, addressing topics such […]

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The Opioid Epidemic in Virginia: Individual, Family and Community Consequences

September 19, 2018 7:00 p.m. Academic Learning Commons 1107 This inaugural event marks the launch of our annual Health Sciences Lecture Series. The series invites speakers to highlight topics relevant to the structure, organization and operation of the U.S. healthcare system and its impact on the general well-being and health status of the U.S. population. […]

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Practical Neuroscience for Everyday Life

October 9, 2018 7:00 p.m. Harris Hall auditorium Speaker: Dr. Wendy Suzuki Professor of Neural Science and Psychology Center for Neural Science at New York University Dr. Wendy Suzuki received her undergraduate degree in physiology and human anatomy at the University of California-Berkeley studying with Prof. Marion C. Diamond, a leader in the field of brain plasticity. […]

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VCU’s Basketball Teams Use Data to Individualize Training

Every sport requires a unique pattern of movement, that places various strains on the body’s ability to generate energy and power. Basketball players often exert short, explosive bursts of energy when driving to the basket, while at the same time sustaining a continuous jog up and down the court. And though there are basketball related […]

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Interim Chairs Announced

Dean Monste Fuentes is pleased to welcome  to announce the appointment of Bonnie Brown as the Interim Chair of the Department of Biology and Joann Richardson as Interim Chair of the Department of Kinesiology and Health Sciences. Bonnie joined VCU in 1991. She is a Professor of Biology and has served as Associate Chair of […]

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2015 December Diploma Ceremonies

Congratulations to all of our upcoming graduates!  If you haven’t already done so please make sure you know all of the details like time and location for your department’s diploma ceremony by visiting the VCU Commencement site and on the Departmental Ceremonies page. If you have a question about your ceremony please contact your department’s […]

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Alumni spotlight: Chip Suttles

Chip Suttles, B.S. Recreation, Parks & Tourism ’94, learned a valuable skill at VCU that changed his career path and earned him a Super Bowl Ring with the 2014 Seattle Seahawks professional football team. A resourceful professor who used his network to connect students with impactful internship experiences gave Chip his start in the sports […]

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