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Society tends to put professional athletes on a pedestal – casting them as idols and role models. In reality, professional sports can serve more as a mirror to society, but are not always held to the same standards.

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Tim Fleisher sitting with training ball

A casual conversation on a flight from Boston to Austin led to an appearance on the Dr. Oz Show for Tim Fleisher, a Ph.D. candidate in exercise science in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Education. Fleisher says he got the idea for his research when he was working in Brazil

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Society tends to put professional athletes on a pedestal – casting them as idols and role models. In reality, professional sports can serve more as a mirror to society, but are not always held to the same standards.

A casual conversation on a flight from Boston to Austin led to an appearance on the Dr. Oz Show for Tim Fleisher, a Ph.D. candidate in exercise science in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Education. Fleisher says he got the idea for his research when he was working in Brazil

Clinical Assistant Professor Tolga Ozyurtcu joins Talking Eds to discuss topics related to paying student athletes, and what that could mean for collegiate athletics. They also share thoughts on the recent winter Olympics, and the benefits that bidding for the Olympics can bring to a city. Learn how Dr. Ozyurtcu

Valentine’s Day is a day for romance—cards and chocolates, flowers and dinner dates. It’s a day to celebrate love and affection. But are men really that into it? Or are they just going along to keep their partners happy? Aaron Rochlen researches men and masculinity, with a focus on men’s mental health.

Matt Bowers, a clinical assistant professor in sport management, offers advice to parents who are trying to choose a sport for their child to participate in.

Dr. John Bartholomew discusses how his department aims to improve public health through research and practice.

Alumna Ellie Noack ’53, ’59 reminisces on a pioneering career as a physical education leader.

Clinical Professor Dolly Lambdin’s retirement from UT won’t curtail her leadership in children’s physical education and health.