Exercise Science students and faculty present at regional conference

Shannon Diehl standing next to her poster.

From Feb. 14-16, 17 students (14 Exercise Science, 2 Psychology and 1 Neuroscience majors) and seven faculty members from the Department of Exercise Science attended the 41st Annual Southeast American College of Sports Medicine meeting in Greenville, S.C. Eight students and two faculty members presented their research at this conference.

The following presentations were made:

Kaylie Chrismon – “The effects of chocolate soy milk on recovery in recreationally active women.” Mentors: Drs. Paul Miller and Svetlana Nepocatych. This presentation was a finalist for undergraduate student research competition.

Shannon Diehl – “Healthy living interventions in a residential girl scout camp.” Mentors: Drs. Caroline Ketcham and Diane Duffy

Brett Gladish – “The effect of fatigue on plantar pressure in a competitive collegiate soccer player.” Mentor: Dr. Joyce Davis

Kristen Grater – “Effect of low volume aerobic exercise on executive function in older adults.” Mentor: Dr. Joyce Davis

Molly Hughes and Christina Dicostanzo – “Dietary intake, body composition and fitness among college female athletes during in- and off-season.” Mentors: Drs. Gytis Balilionis and Svetlana Nepocatych

Carly MacDougall – “Assessment of dietary behaviors, body composition, and cardiovascular disease risk among college club rugby team.” Mentors: Drs. Gytis Balilionis and Svetlana Nepocatych

Jessica Simermeyer – “Motor planning and end-state comfort in children with autism spectrum disorders.” Mentor: Dr. Caroline Ketcham

Drs. Wally Bixby and Eric Hall – “A new tool to enhance exercise prescription – The Feeling Scale.”