Exercise Science

Department News

Video on Exercise Science Alum Katarina Marks

Recent alum and present Assistant Cross Country Coach Katarina Marks was featured on Four Corners TV for her prowess in Xterra Off-Road Triathlon races. Full Video here.

Awards Given at Exercise Science Department Social

The Exercise Science Program announced 2016 award winners and 2016-17 academic scholarship recipients during the Exercise Science Annual Social on Friday, April 22, 2016. 
 
2016 Fort Lewis College American Kinesiology Association Scholar is Thomas Poole of Durango, CO.
2016 Major of the Year (AT) Honor: Jenna Krizo of Brea, CA.
2016 Major of the Year (ES) Honor: Stephanie Teaman of Riverside, CA.
2016 Outstanding student in Exercise Physiology: Brooke Milliet of Durango, CO.
2016 Outstanding student in Sport Administration: Kate Bayes of Sonoma, CA.
2016 Outstanding student in Exercise Specialist: Hillary Morris of Creede, CO.
 
Spring 2016 Honor Cord Recipients are; Keith Bender, Durango, CO; Casey Farrell, Breckenridge, CO; Sofia Gomez Villafane, Los Gatos, CA; Mary Rambo (AT), Durango, CO; Mariah Starbuck, Steamboat Springs, CO; Matthew Steffens, Albuquerque, NM; Stephanie Teaman, Riverside, CA, and Julia Villani (AT), Golden, CO. 
 
2016-17 Joan Sanders Memorial Scholarship: Nickolas Martin of Los Alamos, NM.
2016-17 Exercise Science Merit Scholarships:
Nathan Mitton of Durango, CO.
Tierra Jishie of Ganado, AZ.
William Hensen of Highlands Ranch, CO.
Hillary Morris of Creede, CO.
Eljin Gorman of Farmington, NM.

ES, AT and AE Students Present at Undergraduate Research Symposium

Several Exercise Science, Athletic Training and Adventure Education students were chosen to present their research as part of the Fort Lewis College Undergraduate Research & Creative Activities Symposium that occurred on April 21, 2016. The symposium brings together student work from many different departments across campus. Two courses, ES/AT 495 Research Design and Development as well as ES/AT 496 Senior Seminar, provide the platform for our students to develop their research projects during the academic year. full story

Exercise Science Professors Publish Research

Assistant Professor of Exercise Science Emily Houghton, PhD and colleague Jennifer A. Bhalla, PhD published a research article entitled Invisible Pioneers: Exploring the Experiences of African American Female Athletes in an edited called Modern Sport and the African American Experience. The book, edited by Gary Sailes, PhD is a collection of essays that focuses on the intersection of race, gender and sport. 

In addition, Assistant Professor of Exercise Science Missy Thompson, PhD along with collaborators Jeff Seegmiller EdD, and Craig P. McGowan, PhD from the University of Idaho published a research article entitled Impact Accelerations of Barefoot and Shod Running in the International Journal of Sports Medicine. 

 

Exercise Science 2016 AKA scholar Tom Poole Featured at Student Teacher Professional Exhibition April 28, 2016

Thomas Poole, who was voted by Exercise Science faculty as the recipeint of the 2016 American Kinesiolgy Associatiation's FLC Student Scholar, was featured at Student Teacher Professional Exhibition. Read full story in the Durango Herald.

Cathy Simbeck's adaptive exercise class does a lot more than listen to lectures and read books. 

The clients come from Holly House, which offers a day program for adults with disabilities, Durango School District 9-R and home-schooling programs. The FLC students master the use of diagnostic techniques – such as assessing physical abilities, including strength, speed, cardiorespiratory endurance and balance – and learn to work with clients who have cognitive disabilities. Read full story in Durango Herald


Why Study Exercise Science at FLC?

The Exercise Science program at Fort Lewis College hones professional skills and scientific knowledge through meaningful research, engaging classroom discussions, and practical real-world experiences that prepare students for graduate study and careers in teaching, coaching, sport administration, personal training, physical therapy, and other athletic, recreation, fitness, and wellness professions.

Our students begin their clinical studies earlier than at other schools, using professional equipment in our Human Performance Laboratory. We also offer opportunities for teaching in area public schools, working as personal trainers in the Student Life Center, and developing exercise programs for real-world clients.