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College of Graduate Health Studies: Summer Institute

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2020 Institute

2020 Institute Dates:

The onsite institute is CANCELED for 2020


Institute  includes 5 weeks of class discussions and 1 assignment prior to the on-site event. You will log in to your class just like any other class on the first day of the block.

KINE 5006 is offered each FB1 and is recommended during your first year of the program. It includes a 4 day, on-site Institute that will take place in Mesa, Arizona as well as 5 weeks of online classroom work.  You are required to attend, so mark you calendars now.

Don't hesitate to let us know if you have any questions about this event.

Networking Opportunity

The Summer Institute is a great networking opportunity. You get to meet others in the program as well as alumni and other professionals in the industry. Be sure to network, exchange contact information and get all you can out of this great experience!

2020 KINE 5006 Summer Institute Details

Host Hotel and Event Location:  EVENT CANCELED for 2020

Sheraton Mesa Hotel at Wrigleyville West

860 North Riverview, Mesa, AZ 85201

480.664.1221 Phone 


Room reservation information:

Sheraton Mesa Hotel at Wrigleyville West for 92 USD per night




2020 Institute Schedule

Institute check in time: Monday, August 10th between 11-11:30am.

Institute end time: Thursday, August 13th at 3:30pm.



Other Useful Details

Internet: The hotel and conference center will have wireless Internet service for your use.

Food: Lunch will be provided on T/W/Th of the Institute week. Other meals will be your individual responsibility.

Airports: There are two airports that you can fly in to. Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is in Phoenix and would have the most flights coming in around the world. This airport is very close to the hotel/meeting site. The other is Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, which has much more limited flights. 


There are numerous activities and restaurants within walking distance from the hotel, so car rental is completely optional and not necessary. 

Dress/Attire: Business Casual

Overview: The Summer Institute will be several days of lecture type presentations along with some hands on type of activities. Plan to be in session all day with a lunch break and small breaks between each lecture/activity. Each day will end around 5pm. Come prepared for a wealth of information and a great opportunity to meet others in the program and experts in the industry. We look forward to seeing you!

Online Portion: There will be an online component to the course as well. On the first day of the block, you'll need to log in to the class. There will be 5 weeks of online discussion and an assignment before the campus portion. Don't forget this important part!

Student Financial Responsibilities: Each student is responsible for the following things:

  • Tuition (3 credits)
  • Airfare and other transportation to get to Institute
  • Lodging 
  • Meals 

Previous Years' Institute

Some of the topics in PREVIOUS Institutes included:

  • Strategic Anaerobic Training modalities for Endurance Athletes
  • Endurance Training: Evolving Science & Integrative Multi-Sport Applications
  • Applying Exercise Science Principles to Extreme Training: MMA Conditioning
  • Anthropology meets Biomechanics: Analysis of the "3rd World Squat"
  • Stress Reactivity: A Useful Model for Research in Exercise Science
  • Power Training in Older Adults: From Evidence to Practice
  • Ethics in Motion: A Discussion Among Human Movement Practitioners
  • Laterality in Sport
  • Stretching: How is it Used and What Does the Evident Support?
  • Workplace Wellness: How to Build a Healthy Culture
  • Training for Endurance Performance
  • Sports Performance Research Review
  • Super Human Performance:A Practical Approach To Implementing Research And Testing
  • Rhea's Advanced Cardio Exercise Prescription
  • What's Your Philosophy of Training: Are You Ready for a Paradigm Shift?
  • Age Gracefully? Age Successfully!
  • Exercise is Brain Medicine - But Might Not Be Enough...
  • Bridging the Gap from Rehabilitation to Return to Play
  • Aging, Activity and Amino Acids: A Complex Metabolic Milieu
  • Special Considerations for Pediatric Overuse Injuries
  • Sequence Training: The Next Generation of Sports Conditioning
  • Ingredients of Success, Principles of Training and Altitude
  • Real World Business Challenges... and Solutions


The topics will change every Institute, depending on the speakers and current events. But each year is full of great information and experiences to assist you in your lives, education and careers!