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Funding Announcement - Applied and Community Outreach Programs

The Department of Exercise Science and Sport Studies will support up to two (2) pilot projects to teams of faculty (at least two members).  Ideally the team will consist of one member from the Department of Exercise Science and Sport Studies and a member from a different discipline from another school (Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, School of Health Related Professions, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, etc.) or from the community.  The goal of this supportive pilot program is to establish or expand programs in health related fields (e.g., childhood obesity, geriatric wellness, athletic injuries) and to facilitate multidisciplinary collaborations that will ultimately lead to extramural funding.

Teams of investigators will be supported with a total award amount of $15,000 for one year.  A second year of support may be requested with a strong scientific justification and sufficient evidence of productivity.  This funding mechanism is open to all faculty applicants, with at least one member of the research team having a primary faculty appointment in the Department of Exercise Science and Sport Studies.

To apply, please submit the following:

            1)   A one-page project summary containing the purpose/objective of the proposed research, significance, innovation, specific aims and brief statement of how proposed studies will be used to leverage extramural funding.

            2)   A 3-page research plan including relevant preliminary data.

            3)   A half-page management/leadership plan that describes the roles and responsibilities of each PI and the processes for making decisions on distribution/sharing of funding awarded, scientific direction, intellectual property, authorship, allocation of resources, and resolving disputes that may arise.

            4)   A time-line of plans to secure extramural funding. If possible, the specific PA, RFA, FOA or other relevant interdisciplinary funding opportunity to which the applicants plan to apply should be identified.

            5)   A biosketch for each PI.

            6)   A detailed budget proposal/request describing the amount of funding needed and how it will be used.  Funding cannot be used for faculty salaries and fringe benefits.

Priority for funding will be based on the proposal’s scientific merit, leadership plan, and the competitive potential for near-term extramural funding. Funding will begin April 15, 2016.

Deadline for applications is April 4, 2016.  Please send applications to Jan Houtman via e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  For questions, please contact Labros Sidossis at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Funding Announcement - Research

The Department of Exercise Science and Sport Studies will support up to two (2) pilot projects that bring together departmental investigators with researchers of different disciplines from other schools (Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, School of Health Related Professions, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, etc.) to address important questions in basic, and translational science.  The goal of this supportive pilot program is to facilitate new intradepartmental multidisciplinary research collaborations that will ultimately lead to extramural funding.

Teams of investigators will be supported with a total award amount of $25,000 for one year.  A second year of support may be requested with a strong scientific justification and sufficient evidence of productivity.  This funding mechanism is open to faculty applicants with rank of Assistant Professor or higher, with at least one member of the research team having a primary faculty appointment in the Department of Exercise Science and Sport Studies.

To apply, please submit the following:

            1)   A one-page project summary containing the purpose/objective of the proposed research, significance, innovation, specific aims and brief statement of how proposed studies will be used to leverage extramural funding.

            2)   A 3-page research plan including relevant preliminary data.

            3)   A half-page management/leadership plan that describes the roles and responsibilities of each PI and the processes for making decisions on distribution/sharing of funding awarded, scientific direction, intellectual property, authorship, allocation of resources, and resolving disputes that may arise.

            4)   A time-line of plans to secure extramural funding. If possible, the specific PA, RFA, FOA or other relevant interdisciplinary funding opportunity to which the applicants plan to apply should be identified.

            5)   An NIH-style biosketch for each PI.

            6)   A detailed budget proposal/request describing the amount of funding needed and how it will be used.  Funding cannot be used for faculty salaries and fringe benefits.

Priority for funding will be based on the proposal’s scientific merit, evidence of individual productivity by the PIs, leadership plan, and the competitive potential for near-term extramural funding.  Funding will begin April 15, 2016.

Deadline for applications is April 4, 2016.  Please send applications to Jan Houtman via e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  For questions, please contact Labros Sidossis at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Declaration of Major Meeting Dates for Spring 2016

REGISTRATION BEGINS ON MONDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2016 AT 9:00 A.M.

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WANT  TO  DECLARE
EXERCISE  SCIENCE AND SPORT STUDIES
AS YOUR MAJOR?

Entry into Exercise Science and Sport Studies as a major is through the Applied Kinesiology Option (initially for all Science options) or the Sport Management Option.  Transfer students who entered Rutgers in the Fall 2015 or Spring 2016 semester must meet with an Exercise Science and Sport Studies adviser to determine eligibility to declare, bringing with them a copy of their unofficial Rutgers transcript.  Check our website under "Advising->Advising Schedule" for adviser availability.  All other students must completely satisfy the following criteria to register for one of the group orientation meetings listed below.

Students must have a minimum 2.0 overall GPA and major GPA, and a grade of "C" or better in three specific courses in their option.  Transfer courses that are equivalent are acceptable.

     For all science options:



General Biology (01:119:115 or 01:119:101)
General Biology (01:119:116 or 01:119:102)
Basic Statistics for Exercise Science (01:377:275) or its equivalent

     For Sport Management Option:    


Sport and the Law (01:377:203)
Risk Management in Sport Administration (01:377:204)
Basic Statistics for Exercise Science (01:377:275) or its equivalent

 

Study Abroad: Lifestyles of the Mediterranean

The Department of Exercise Science and Sport Studies is excited to announce our first Study Abroad program:

Lifestyles of the Mediterranean

SA Greece PlakaThis program will present the traditional Mediterranean lifestyle pattern to students of the modern era, through conducting research, observing traditional practices, and undertaking experiential activities.  Students will have the opportunity to not only study, but to also experience the concept of the Mediterranean lifestyle in Greece, where this traditional lifestyle pattern has been implemented for thousands of years and researched in terms of its effects on health, well-being, and disease.

SA Greece AcropStudents will have the opportunity to explore Athens, the capital of Greece, for the first week of the program, including two 1-day field trips to Marathon and Aegina Island, as well as Peloponnese and Spetses Island for the last 5 days of the program.

Some days will be devoted to theoretical lectures or discussion sessions on the scientific and culture themes of the day, followed by relevant experiential activities and research.  Other days will be devoted entirely to field trips and excursions.

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Program Specifics:
  Location:  Athens, Greece
          Start Date:  Monday, May 16, 2016
  End Date:  Monday, May 30, 2016
  Credits:  3  (Fulfills 3-credit upper level elective for the Exercise Science and Sport Studies major)
  Language of Instruction:  English
  Application Deadline:  March 1, 2016

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Click here for more information about this exciting new program.

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