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Exercise Science students, faculty flex their muscles

The Department of Physical Education & Human Performance scored big at the fall meeting of the New England Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine, held Oct. 19-20 in Providence, R.I. Three exercise science majors — Taylor Pelletier, Natalie Tamijid, and Emily Sargent — took first place in a jeopardy-style College Bowl tournament in which 20 other top-tier universities in the New England region competed. 

CCSU Exercise Science student Albino Schifino was awarded NEACSM’s Donna Murphy Scholarship. Schifino, a senior currently completing his internship, also presented research at the conference, as did faculty members Cassandra York, Matthew Orange, and Chee-Hoi Leong.

Sean Walsh, a professor with the Department of Physical Education & Human Performance and past NEACSM president, won the 2017 Honor Award, which recognizes an individual who has demonstrated selfless service the organization. Associate Professor Jason Melnyk, the current president, organized the conference.

“Our department consistently strives to raise the bar for our program and students each year,” said Kimberly Kostelis, department chair. “I think it’s safe to say we’ve hit an amazing high.”

— Loretta Waldman

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