If You Want It Done…Do It Yourself

“For a while now, we have been trying to find the perfect laboratory book to supplement our teaching in the human anatomy lab, but were not having luck.”  Those are the words of Kevin Cole, Ph.D., and Associate Professor of Kinesiology that accurately portray the shared concern and lament we both had with publicly and commercially …

Alumni Spotlight – Andrew Borror: Theology of Physical Fitness

After graduating from Hope in 2015, I decided to pursue a master’s degree in Exercise Physiology at the University of North Carolina (UNC) in Chapel Hill. During my time at UNC, I became increasingly curious about the bigger questions behind my discipline: What is health? To what extent should we pursue it through exercise? I …

Hope’s Professional Tennis Management Program Causing a Racquet

Hello everyone, my name is Adam Ford and I am the Co-Director of the Professional Tennis Management Program(PTM) here at Hope College. If you’re wondering what a Professional Tennis Management program is, it is a combination of academic coursework and practical experiences that prepare college students for a career in the tennis industry. Via accreditation …

“Alexa, What Language is My Book Written In?”

There’s something a little unsettling about opening a box from your publisher and in it are five copies of the book you wrote that you cannot read. Twice now my book, Volleyball: Steps to Success (Human Kinetics), has been published into a foreign language (Greek and Chinese). On both occasions, the only recognizable characters were …

Role Reversal

It was supposed to be the other way around. I should have been the one doing the teaching. However, the act of learning fell squarely on my shoulders. Let me explain. Our team consisted of eight student-athletes and three faculty/staff members. We were a rag-tag collection of God’s children who were prompted, prodded, encouraged and …

Gaining the Advantage: The Cadaver Lab

As individuals, our preferred way of learning can be as varied as the methods we use. But simply learning is not always enough. Success in a class, and more importantly in a professional career, is related to our ability to apply what we learn. As faculty in the Department of Kinesiology, we strongly believe in …

Alumni Feature – Hannah Raycraft

by Hannah Johnsen ’16 Raycraft It is funny now as I look back on my 18 year-old self about to start college. I was under the impression, as most soon-to-be college students are, that I had to know what I was going to study for the next four years as soon as I stepped foot on campus. …

Health Dynamics: Going Strong!

  This fall, Hope College enters the 39th year of its KIN 140 – Health Dynamics program. This required course, often taken during a student’s freshman year, focuses on various wellness principles, such as exercise, proper diet, and stress management. The two credit course is a staple of Hope’s general education curriculum and involves one …

Wanted: Health Care Experiencers

By Kirk Brumels and Maureen Dunn   It has been said that experience is the world’s greatest teacher and while that may be true, in order to gain knowledge from life’s lessons we need to be willing participants and eager students. That’s why we are writing. Applications for Kinesiology 212/214, the Health Advocacy and Community Care …