Department of Health and Human Development

A faster workout recovery is a good indicator of overall fitness level and is essential for improving performance, whether it’s lifting more, running faster, or building endurance. And for years, the advice has been to recover from a high-intensity workout by holding your hands above your heads…

Western Washington University Assistant Professor of Health and Human Development Kristen Chmielewski has won the History of Education Society’s 2020 Eggertsen Dissertation Prize.  

Her dissertation, “’In Any Way Physically or…

Western's Health and Human Development Department is offering two online courses in the fall to help you stay in shape and earn extra credits. No restrictions or prerequisites.

 

PE 197S – Intro to Health and Wellness

Instructor: Jill…

Western Washington University Assistant Professor of Health and Human Development Steve Bennett is an epidemiologist who has responded to outbreaks across the globe, from South Sudan (see image) to tracking HIV in Kenya and the spread of food-borne illness in Minnesota. Western Today recently…

More than 50 Western Washington University students and graduates received Outstanding Graduate honors for the 2018-19 academic year. 

Faculty members from dozens of academic departments and programs select one graduate to honor as the Outstanding Graduate of the…

Western Washington University Professor of Health and Human Development Keith Russell has had his research on adventure-based addiction-treatment programs published in “Psychotherapy,” the flagship publication of the American Psychological Association.

Russell, who along with…

Editor’s Note: After each Board of Trustees meeting, Western Today provides a recap of decisions and discussion.

 

Trustees Hear Update on Diversity Taskforce Strategic Plan

Western’s Board of Trustees on Dec. 11 heard a presentation on the…

The Kinesiology major at Western Washington University will again be accepting new majors, starting in winter 2016. Kinesiology has been closed to new majors for roughly a year due to excessive demand.

Space is available for approximately 25 new majors in winter and 40 in…

Exercise form is important for increasing your gains and protecting yourself from injury. But when’s the last time you thought about the way you hold yourself between sets? In a recent study, scientists from Western Washington University set out to find out what works best when you’…

Demolition continues on a $70 million project to renovate Western Washington University’s Sam Carver Gymnasium.

In addition to the athletic activities held there, more than 300 classes and labs are taught in the building each year, according to the school. The full cost of the…

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