Why are athletic world records always set? Are we getting better? Or is technology?

William Woods Undergraduate

Many sport management professionals work with some of the greatest athletes in the world — people who are stronger and better at their sport than any other athlete before them. Others work to develop technologies and research that helps get athletics to a new level of endurance, strength, power or speed. During the Olympics in 2012 […]

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Sport Management Career Spotlight: Working with Aging Populations

William Woods Undergraduate

William Woods graduates with a bachelor’s in sports management often work in areas that benefit the young — whether in youth sports organizations, schools, or professional sports. But as Baby Boomers age, sports management professionals must question how sports and general fitness impacts older adults as well. In fact, this aging population is reportedly one of […]

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Veterinary specialty spotlight: shelter medicine

William Woods Undergraduate

In the 1990’s the first courses in shelter animal health were being introduced to a few veterinary colleges across the country. Now, shelter medicine is part of the core curriculum in nearly every veterinary college in North America. Furthermore, The Journal of The American Veterinary Medical Association (JAVMA) reports that what started as a grassroots […]

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Bachelors of sports management students learn the value of accessibility in sport

William Woods Undergraduate

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 22 percent of adults in the U.S. have some type of disability. And the state of Missouri is among the highest, with 24 percent of its adults having some type of disability. The CDC also reports that adults with disabilities are 36.3 percent more likely […]

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New study aims to shed light on the biology of health through mapping human cells

William Woods Undergraduate

There is still so much about the human body we do not know, and biologists, scientists, and healthcare professionals worldwide continue to seek answers and develop the tools and knowledge to fight for our health and wellbeing. In October a team of world-leading scientists embarked on a journey called The Human Cell Atlas, with the […]

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Biology career spotlight: Conservation Scientist

William Woods Undergraduate

According to NASA, “The current [global] warming trend is of particular significance because most of it is very likely human-induced and proceeding at a rate that is unprecedented in the past 1,300 years.” It becomes more important than ever to place much of our focus on the preservation of the planet and all the living […]

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Center for Equine Medicine gives pre-vet biology students a leg up

William Woods Undergraduate

William Woods University is known for having a strong reputation in the horse industry — for winning national championships and educating well trained, expertly prepared equestrian professionals. However, the development of their Center for Equine Medicine has given William Woods a step up in more than the equestrian world, but in the world of veterinary […]

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What is sports psychology?

William Woods Undergraduate

All sport management undergraduate students at William Woods take a course in Sports Psychology. But what is it? And how does it help someone interested in a career in sport management? Competition can both emotionally and mentally affect athletes of every level —professional or not. Many athletes say that the “mind game” is just as […]

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William Woods’ bachelors in biology pre-veterinary program graduates enjoy high acceptance rate

William Woods Undergraduate

For bachelors in biology students who are passionate about caring for and healing animals and are interested in pursuing the path towards veterinary medicine, the Pre-Vet Preparation Concentration at William Woods may be the right choice. One of the fastest growing programs at William Woods, this concentration provides students with the coursework and hands-on experience […]

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William Woods biology students study nature in the “Best Trails State”

William Woods Undergraduate

In 2013 the state of Missouri earned the title “Best Trails State” by American Trails, a national, nonprofit organization that supports biking, riding and hiking trails across the U.S. Since then, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has put in place the 100 Missouri Miles Challenge, encouraging Missourians to get outside, get active and experience the beauty […]

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