Exercise Science student wins research award at regional conference

Fourteen Exercise Science students attended the Southeast American College of Sports Medicine meeting Feb. 11-13 in Greenville, N.C. Exercise Science faculty Barry Beedle, Wally Bixby, Joyce Davis, Eric Hall, Paul Miller and Health and Human Performance faculty member Liz Bailey also attended the conference.

Nate Guerette, Paige Kensrue, Christie Staton, Erin Lewandowski, Emily Main and James Burns next two poster at SEACSM
Six senior Exercise Science majors presented their research.

Emily Main (3rd from the right) receiving her award

The highlight of the conference was Emily Main, senior Exercise Science major and honors student, being awarded the Student Research Award for the combined Undergraduate and Masters category. Emily’s research, “The effect of exercise intensity on cognitive function during and following exercise: A test of the transient hypofrontality theory,” was mentored by Hall, and co-authors included Bixby and Miller.

Other student presentations included:

James Burns, Eric Hall, Paul Miller, & Wally Bixby. “Acute effects of whole body vibration on functional capabilities of skeletal muscle.”

Nate Guerette, Stephen Bailey, Jon Hartzel, Shawn Valentine, Eric Hall, Wally Bixby & Paul Miller. “The effect of acute quercetin supplementation on exercise performance in a heated environment.”

Paige Kensrue, Wally Bixby, Paul Miller & Eric Hall. “The effects of imagery on delayed-onset muscle soreness and pain perception.”

Erin Lewandowski, Eric Hall, Kristin Arfman, Wally Bixby & Paul Miller. “Examining the content of television programs on anxiety reduction in college males.”

Christie Staton & Liz Bailey. “Changes in attitude towards appearance following Alamance Girls in Motion.”