Exercise Physiology

Teaching Anatomy Classes with Technology.

Megan Murphy, clinical assistant professor in Applied Physiology, is featured in SMU’s Browsing Forward, a central libraries publication. In it, she explains how Fondren Library’s Touch Learning Center assists her students through technological methods to learn anatomy. Read story here.

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Scott Davis’ Research Highlighted During MS Awareness Week

Assistant Professor Scott Davis, director of the Applied Physiology Lab in Simmons, researches thermoregulation and blood pressure control in multiple sclerosis patients. His work is acknowledged during MS Awareness Week, a national awareness campaign. Read more.

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Research on “Flopping” in Basketball

Associate Professor Peter Weyand demonstrates the physics of basketball “flopping” to the media. Weyand offered an update on his research, conducted through a $100,000 grant from Dallas Mavericks’  Mark Cuban, to understand what kind of force will knock down an … Continue reading

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PBS NOVA Broadcasts Program With Peter Weyand

Associate Professor Peter Weyand (r) and his Locomotor Performance Lab are featured with David Pogue (l) in PBS NOVA’s “Making Stuff Faster” program broadcasting Oct. 16, 8 p.m. on KERA 13. Check out the promo. SMU Simmons hosts a screening … Continue reading

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Peter Weyand and SMU Researchers Blog for Huffington Post on Sprinters’ Speed

Peter Weyand, associate professor in Applied Physiology, and his fellow researchers blog about the performance of amputee sprinters, compared to able bodied ones. Read the Huffington Post piece here.

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Biomechanics Team in Simmons to Study Basketball “Flopping”

Biomechanics experts at Southern Methodist University have teamed with Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban to carry out a scientific study of the unsavory practice of player flopping in basketball and other sports. Peter Weyand, associate professor of applied physiology and … Continue reading

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PBS NOVA Features Segment with Peter Weyand

David Pogue, host of PBS NOVA, visits with Associate Professor Peter Weyand, director of the Performance Locomotor Lab at SMU Simmons. Weyand is an internationally recognized expert in human velocity and NOVA features him in a segment called, “Making Stuff … Continue reading

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Simmons Welcomes Eric Bing, New Faculty Member and Bush Institute Fellow

DALLAS (SMU) – Global health researcher Eric G. Bing has joined the SMU faculty as professor of global health in a concurrent appointment with the George W. Bush Institute. At SMU Bing has been named a professor of global health … Continue reading

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New Master’s Degree in Sport Management Launches

SMU Simmons and Cox collaborate in offering a new graduate degree in sport management. For the latest coverage in The Daily Campus, read more here. SMU’s Master of Science in Sport Management degree is a full-time, 12-month program designed for … Continue reading

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