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Jason Jaggers

       Dr. Jason Jaggers has achieved great success in his first year as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Applied Health Sciences. Since joining the faculty at Murray State University in 2013 he has published 5 manuscripts as first-author in prestigious journals such as the Journal for Associations in Nurses AIDS Care, International Journal of Sports Medicine, AIDS Care, and the Journal of Lifestyle Medicine. In addition he has also served as co-author on 2 additional publications. In an effort to share his research findings Dr. Jaggers presented data of a home-based exercise program for people living with HIV at the American College of Sports Medicine national conference. While at Murray State University he has successfully funded a CISR grant that included collaborations with faculty within our department from the Nutrition and Dietetics area, as well as faculty in Nursing. In addition to research, Dr. Jaggers also teaches students in the exercise science labs and in the classroom for courses ranging from Research Design and Statistics to Exercise Considerations for Special Populations.

The Physiological Society of India awarded the Prof. S.R. Maitra Memorial Oration and silver medal to Dr. Michael Kalinski which was delivered in Calcutta India on January 15, 2014 at Calcutta University.





DR. MICHAEL KALINSKI chaired ACSM Exchange Symposium at the 18th European Congress of Sport Science in Barcelona, Spain, 2013.

AHS Faculty Jason Jaggers received grant funding for project. 

Active Steps for Diabetes is an educational and exercise program for adults with Type 2 diabetes delivered by an interprofessional team designed to improve the overall health status of this at risk population. This program includes the collaborative effort of the Murray-Calloway County Hospital Center for Health and Wellness, Murray-Calloway County Health Department and the faculty from the College of Health Science and Human Services and School of Nursing.


In April 2014 Dr. Kalinski has published a chapter “Sport and Exercise Physiology” in in a prestigious Encyclopedia of Life Support System (EOLSS), developed under the Auspices of the UNESCO, by EOLSS Publishers, Oxford, in United Kingdom.  EOLSS is world’s largest on-lineEncyclopedia. .

It has extensive state-of-the-art coverage of many disciplines, with contributions by thousands of scholars from over 100 countries and edited by over 395 subject experts. It is rich in interdisciplinary subjects and attempts to forge transdisciplinary pathways between disciplines. EOLSS On-line is rapidly becoming the most sought-after reference site in the World.

The Department of Applied Health Sciences is now on the international map! We are creating international visibility, Department’s connections around the globe!

AHS Faculty Frank Pleban awarded grant for project. 


"Assessing Health Behaviors of International College Students – A Cross-Sectional Design." This project aims to identify and support the health needs of international students at Murray State University. A primary component of this study is to construct a multicultural, cross-sectional assessment to assess the health needs of international students enrolled at Murray State University.  The project is a collaborative venture involving faculty in the Department of Applied Health Sciences and the Department of Educational Studies, Leadership, & Counseling.



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