Kinesiology is the systematic study of the body in movement. It’s that
field of academic inquiry concerned with understanding how and why
people move and the factors which limit and enhance our capacity to
move. The unique disciplinary focus of the field is upon movement,
regardless of whether such movement is performed alone or in a social setting.
Kinesiology Research Guide
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Untapped Body: Melissa Gross at TEDxUofM
Melissa Gross has a background in dance (BA from University of Colorado) and kinesiology (PhD from UCLA). Her current research focuses on the expression of emotion in body movement in healthy individuals and individuals with mood disorders. She teaches anatomy and biomechanics in the School of Kinesiology at UM where she is delighted to observe the creativity in undergraduate students that emerges at the intersection of art and science.