"This is an exciting new development in the growth of our program," Ebben said. "For students to have a chance to travel internationally and present their research is an incredible opportunity. We have one of the most productive undergraduate exercise science research laboratories in the world. We are presenting more studies than even major universities for the conferences that we attend, and I know of no institution doing what we are with undergrads in this field."
Lakeland's research program is focused on six areas:
- Muscle activation and kinetics during resistance training, and implications for injury prevention
- Biomechanical analysis of speed development and agility exercises
- Assessment of plyometric exercise intensity
- Kinetic analysis strength and power sports performance
- Motives and barriers to exercise and treatment adherence
- Role delineation and job satisfaction analyses of exercise and rehabilitation occupations
Exercise science students will present at five studies this summer at the conference of the International Society of Biomechanics in Sports in Ohio.
Students also continue to present locally. In March, several Lakeland students presented chiropractic studies at the Wisconsin Chiropractic Association Spring Convention Spring Convention. This research fell under the role delineation and job satisfaction analyses of exercise and rehabilitation occupations focus.
- Alyssa Stockero presented the study titled, "Job and career satisfaction is related to mental and relational well-being of chiropractors." Ebben and exercise science students Dylan Lange and James (Tre) Antley were co-investigators on this study.
- Stockero also presented the study titled, "Background and position profile of chiropractors." Ebben and Antley were co-investigators on this study.
- Lange presented the study titled, "A nationwide survey of the job responsibilities and satisfaction of chiropractors." Ebben, Stockero and Antley were co-investigators on this study.
These studies produce hundreds of pages of data, Ebben said, and it allows him to teach and provide career advice to students about these occupations.
"These studies allow our students to gain substantial insight and relative expertise about the careers they are thinking about pursuing," Ebben said. "It also allows our students the opportunity to network with professionals in these careers when they present this research. Involvement in this research is also likely to be a major asset when they apply to professional and graduate programs."