Sport Optimization and Rehabilitation Laboratory

The Sport Optimization and Rehabilitation (SOAR) Laboratory is part of the Human Performance Laboratory in the Department of Kinesiology. Located within Gampel Pavilion, SOAR is a multidisciplinary research division that focuses on human performance, injury prevention, health and safety and personalized medicine. SOAR’s mission is to promote lifelong physical activity to improve health and wellness […]

Awards and achievements for CAHNR

The Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (JAGS) recently announced that an article by co-authors from the Department of Kinesiology was “the most talked about geriatrics research updates of 2018,” as measured by Altmetric, an aggregate score of attention in the news and on social media. The paper is Can Exercise Improve Cognitive Symptoms of […]

CAHNR in the news

Navy Times depicted students in the Sports Optimization and Rehabilitation (SOAR) laboratory testing a wearable technology device they developed. It is designed to detect when a sailor may be fatigued and at risk for injury.  Assistant Professor Kristin Morgan, who is a primary investigator at SOAR, is quoted. Morgan has a dual appointment in kinesiology […]

Awards and achievements for CAHNR

The UConn-AAUP Excellence Awards Committee selected Distinguished Professor Linda Pescatello and Assistant Professor Ashley Helton as recipients of the 2019 UConn-AAUP Excellence Awards. Pestatello, who is on the faculty of kinesiology, was chosen to receive the Teaching Innovation Award. Helton is part of natural resources and the environment and received the Excellence in Research and […]