Just Keep Moving … and Tracking

Raise your wrist if you received a wearable activity tracker (aka Fitbit, Apple Watch, or Garmin Vivosmart) for Christmas. Raise your wrist if you own one already. You are one of a growing number of Americans (more than 20%) who look for health-minded ways to quantify yourself. You know the steps you take, the heart […]

Human Vocation Meets Canine Avocation

When Dr. Kirk Brumels looks at his Llewellin setter, Dixie, he not only sees a beloved family member, he also sees an athlete. The kinesiology professor, athletic trainer and avid upland bird hunter in him can’t help but recognize both bonds with his dog.

The Rivalry: Sport versus Religion?

A team of Hope and Calvin professors and students presented their research on sporting rivalry at the Inaugural Global Congress on Sport and Christianity at York St. John’s University in York, England during the summer of 2016. What they learned in the collaborative effort gets at the heart of Christ as well as their own.

Team Hope Meets Team USA

Led by Professors Chad Carlson and Becky Schmidt of Hope’s kinesiology department, Hope students spent a week in Colorado — at the USOTC and at other professional sports venues like the Broncos Stadium of the NFL – to learn how elite athletes are developed and resourced. Carlson and Schmidt collaborated to create this first-time May Term to show students some ways that sporting pipelines fill and flow to produce wins and records for the United States.

Hopeful Health for Kids in Holland

“Foundations of Fitness,” a multidisciplinary program that provides Holland area families with age-appropriate structured exercise and lifestyle education, is a Hope College-based childhood wellness program that seeks to reduce childhood obesity and overweight percentages locally and has been funded with about $250,000 in grants from Herman Miller Cares over its two-year lifetime.

Serve, Volley, Set, Read

With her 2015 volleyball season recently concluded, Becky Schmidt,  Hope’s head coach and assistant professor of kinesiology, undoubtedly used a page or two out of her own book in coaching the national championship-defending Flying Dutch to another NCAA appearance (their eighth in a row) and a 24-7 overall record. And not just her own playbook but her own textbook, too. […]