In April, the Exercise Science program graduated the most students since it’s inception in 2013-14. Graduates in this program are studying for the ACSM personal training exam, attending graduate school in athletic training or other exercise science programs and some plan to coach. One graduate is heading to chiropractic school as well. Prior to graduation, students presented senior projects to department faculty, students, family, friends and a few alumni. Titles for a few of the projects were:
- The effects of weighted baseball on throwing velocity and stress on the elbow.
- How mindset affects athlete performance on return to sport after injury.
- Effects of long duration static stretching on 1RM squat in female athletes.
- Effects of training with the Training Mask 2.0.
Seniors also completed internships in the community. Placements during the fall and spring semester included ARES Fitness Club, Boys and Girls Club, OSMC Goshen, Goshen Hospital, Rinker Family Wellness Center at Greencroft, as well as a local chiropractic practice, a physical therapy practice and athletic club programs.