LU exercise science students to present overseas
Lakeland University's exercise science students have been presenting their research across the United States. It's time for them to go global.
Associate Professor of Exercise Science Bill Ebben said Lakeland exercise students will present research in Liverpool, England, in 2020, and Australia in 2021.
Much of the cost of these trips for students will be funded thanks to a grant from 1969 Lakeland graduate Cliff Feldmann, the namesake for the Feldmann Exercise Science Laboratory.
"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:
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.
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."