Movement Science, Sport & Leisure Studie

MOVEMENT SCIENCE, SPORT & LEISURE STUDIES DEPARTMENT

STUDENT PRESENTERS

Organized By Presentation Subject Material

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KAITLYN KELLY '21

MAJOR: NURSING

FACULTY SPONSOR: PROFESSOR PAUL HIGGINS, MOVEMENT SCIENCE- ATHLETIC TRAINING

The Impact of COVID-19 on Division III Collegiate Student-Athletes

The COVID-19 pandemic forced the cancellation of all collegiate practices and competitions. The following study explored how this disruption in athletic activity has influenced the collegiate student-athlete’s mental health. Student athletes at a Division III university were asked to complete a survey that gathered information regarding post-cancellation physical activity level and the student-athlete’s level of anxiety and depression related symptoms. Likert scales were used to quantify the level of physical activity whilst student-athletes self-reported mental health symptoms based on hand selected questions from the Beck Anxiety Inventory and Beck Depression Inventory. The results suggest that a lack of physical activity correlates with a higher reporting of depressive symptoms as compared to those who continued physical activity. There appears to be no significant correlation between a lack of physical activity and anxiety related symptoms. In conclusion, based on the surveyed population, it appears that while physical activity may help manage symptoms of depression, it may not be a factor for managing symptoms of anxiety.

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HOLLY LARSON '21

MAJOR: MOVEMENT SCIENCE

FACULTY SPONSOR: PROFESSOR LYNN PANTUOSCO-HENSCH, MOVEMENT SCIENCE

The Effects of Physical Therapy on Adults with Spinal Stenosis

My presentation displays the effects of physical therapy on adult patients diagnosed with spinal stenosis. Research supports patients with spinal stenosis will improve their pain level and body function when engaged in physical therapy.

 
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JULIANNA MCGOVERN '21

MAJOR: MOVEMENT SCIENCE-SPORTS MEDICINE

FACULTY SPONSOR: PROFESSOR LYNN PANTUOSCO-HENSCH, MOVEMENT SCIENCE

Understanding Chronic Back Pains' Physical and Psychological effect and Applying Interventions and Treatment

There are many different causes of chronic back pain, but with populations on the rise with this problem it is important to understand the interventions and treatments that allow patients relief and a better quality of life. For example, there is significant research that supports exercise and cognitive-behavioral therapy as positive interventions and treatments for chronic back pain.

 
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LINDSEY MCGRATH '21

MAJOR: MOVEMENT SCIENCE-SPORTS MEDICINE

FACULTY SPONSOR: PROFESSOR LYNN PANTUOSCO-HENSCH, MOVEMENT SCIENCE

The Benefits of Exercise on Mental Health

My project  focuses on the benefits of physical exercise on mental health. In my research I found there are many benefits to physical exercise on mental health to help improve, as opposed to use of alternatives like medication. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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TAYLOR WILSON '21

MAJOR: MOVEMENT SCIENCE

FACULTY SPONSOR: PROFESSOR LYNN PANTUOSCO-HENSCH, MOVEMENT SCIENCE

The Effects of Exercise on Dementia

This presentation will explore the effects that exercise has on patients suffering with dementia. With early onset dementia, consistent exercise has shown to have positive results on delaying the progression of the disease.

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ASIA TAYLOR '21

MAJOR: MOVEMENT SCIENCE

FACULTY SPONSOR: PROFESSOR LYNN PANTUOSCO-HENSCH, MOVEMENT SCIENCE

The Impact of Exercise Rehabilitation on Substance Abuse

This project will focus on the benefits for a person who suffers from past or current substance abuse. Focusing on exactly how the exercise rehabilitation process will help with damage already done to the body or help stop the urge of future use.

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AMANDA R. SAUCIER '21

MAJOR: MOVEMENT SCIENCE

FACULTY SPONSOR: PROFESSOR LYNN PANTUOSCO-HENSCH, MOVEMENT SCIENCE

The Effects of Implementing Structured and Unstructured Physical Activity Sessions in Youth

At most schools today, recess is an unstructured period of time when kids are encouraged to engage in physical activity and social interaction. There are many who support the idea of a structured recess, because in doing so, it provides various benefits for children in their motor development and overall health.

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KATHERINE PRINCE '21

MAJOR: MOVEMENT SCIENCE

FACULTY SPONSOR: PROFESSOR LYNN PANTUOSCO-HENSCH, MOVEMENT SCIENCE

The effects of Resistance Training on the health of older adults

The purpose of the research was to see the effects of resistance training on older individuals and if it positively effected their lives. The research shows that it not only helps their physical health but it also has a positive effect on mental health as well.

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KYLE PAYNTER '21

MAJOR: MOVEMENT SCIENCE

FACULTY SPONSOR: PROFESSOR LYNN PANTUOSCO-HENSCH, MOVEMENT SCIENCE

The Effects Concussions Have on Athletes Cognitive/Mental Health

This presentation will provide information on the short and long term effects that concussions have on the cognitive/mental health of athletes. Also, it will give information on how to better handle these athletes who have sustained a concussion.

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MORGAN MURPHY '21

MAJOR: MOVEMENT SCIENCE CON: PREVENTIVE HEALTH & PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

FACULTY SPONSOR: PROFESSOR LYNN PANTUOSCO-HENSCH, MOVEMENT SCIENCE

Health Benefits Associated with a Plant-Based Diet

Having a nutritious diet packed with vitamins and nutrients is one of the most important aspects of contributing to maximal human functioning and overall health. In this study, the benefits associated with the change to a plant-based diet (PBD) are expanded upon and validated through the findings of multiple researchers and positive correlations through a database search

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RYAN MORAIS '21

MAJOR: MOVEMENT SCIENCE, SPORTS MEDICINE

FACULTY SPONSOR: PROFESSOR LYNN PANTUOSCO-HENSCH, MOVEMENT SCIENCE

What role does long-term physical activity play in reducing the occurrence of chronic disease such as cancer, heart disease, and diabetes?

In my poster, I determine how great of a role long-term physical activity plays in chronic disease prevention and also as a form of treatment. In doing this, I discuss multiple studies that draw conclusions from long-term data samples that illustrate what role physical activity plays in cancer, heart disease, and diabetic prognosises.

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SARAH MEUNIER '21

MAJOR: MOVEMENT SCIENCE & HEALTH SCIENCE

FACULTY SPONSOR: PROFESSOR LYNN PANTUOSCO-HENSCH, MOVEMENT SCIENCE

The Impacts and Implications of COVID-19 on Healthcare Workers

Healthcare workers and organizations are facing unprecedented challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic, leading to higher levels of stress, depression and anxiety. However, new evidence shows that much can be done to counteract the negative consequences.

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OLIVIA WRIGHT '21

MAJOR: MOVEMENT SCIENCE

FACULTY SPONSOR: PROFESSOR LYNN PANTUOSCO-HENSCH, MOVEMENT SCIENCE

The effect of resistance training on the muscular strength of the elderly.

Resistance training has not always been perceived as a beneficial recommendation in daily exercise programs and rehabilitation of the elderly population. This current research focuses on the positive effects that resistance training has presented on muscular strength in the elderly.