The New England Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine Regional Conference allowed five students from the Department of Health Science and Nursing and Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering to expand their learning outside the classroom.
Approximately one thousand professionals and students attended the conference that included presentations about exercise science, health promotion, sports nutrition, and sports medicine through interaction with leading scientists, clinicians, practitioners, and educators. Further, the conference provides opportunities for student professional development and certifications.
Those in attendance from the University of Hartford were:
Hajar AlTamimi, Respiratory Care
Kathryn Clifford, Health Science
Nicholas D'Annolfo, Electromechanical Engineering
Jada Grace, Health Science/Physical Therapy
Amy Kratzer, Health Science
Colleen Muñoz, Assistant Professor of Health Sciences
“The students attended a variety of sessions ranging from how to be competitive on graduate school applications to science sessions about perivascular stem cells and skeletal muscle adaptations,” said Muñoz. “These opportunities help students as they develop their knowledge base of physiology, scientific methodology and presentation, and they get to see first-hand the benefits of being involved in a scientific community at every stage of professional development.”
The students also met several leaders in the fields of clinical exercise physiology and sports medicine, as well as the organization’s recent national presidents.