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YSU Sends 32 Students to Sports Medicine Conference

YOUNGSTOWN Ohio – Thirty-two students and two faculty members from Youngstown State University attended the 47th annual meeting of the Midwest Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine, the largest group from YSU to ever attend.

While there, three students and one faculty member made presentations. 

Students Megan Kulisek presented “Effects of Exercise Desks on Activity and Reading Skills Youth with Neurodevelopmental Disorders,” a study examininghe effect of exercise desks on levels of physical activity and classroom performance in fourth- and seventh-grade students with such disorders. Department chairwoman Sara Michaliszyn and professor Nicole Mullins were co-authors and mentors on the project. 

Students Lauren Falasca and Tariq Amireh presented “Student physical activity at a university recreation center: Understanding the why behind the what.” The study explored relationships between individuals’ “big five” personality traits and their types, intensities, and durations of recreational engagement, and their motives and barriers to participation in physical activity.  

Department chairwoman Sara Michaliszyn and professor Nicole Mullins were co-authors and mentors on both projects. Mullins, a professor of kinesiology and sports science, also presented “Classroom physical activity breaks: Goodness too great to ignore; PE’s not enough any more.” 

In addition, the team of Cali Apthhorpe, Dominic DiFrancesco and Haneen Kotb competed against teams from 19 other colleges and universities throughout the Midwest in Quizbowl.

Source: YSU News

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.