November 12, 2012
Students in the exercise physiology program walked away with the annual “College Bowl” championship title at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Chapter Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine.
Students in Saint Francis University's exercise physiology program walked away with the annual “College Bowl” championship title at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine's annual meeting in Harrisburg held November 2 and 3.
The College Bowl, a central event at the association meeting, is a Jeopardy- type competition where students are quizzed on their knowledge of exercise physiology, anatomy and biomechanics.
The Saint Francis team included: Brandon Winters of Lewistown (senior exercise physiology major); Irene Boyle of Fairfield, CT (senior, 3+3 exercise physiology/ physical therapy doctorate); Ryan Sieler of Pittsburgh (physical therapy doctorate) and alternate Jennifer Nicholson of Middleton, NJ (senior, 3+3 exercise physiology/ physical therapy doctorate). The team was advised by Dr. Stephen LoRusso, professor of physical therapy and coordinator of exercise physiology at Saint Francis.
In the first round, the team competed against Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Syracuse University and Cabrini College. Saint Francis defeated all three teams before moving on to the final round where they defeated DeSales University and East Stroudsburg University. Their trophy will be on display in the department for one year before it is returned to the Chapter at next year’s meeting.
The team is expected to represent the chapter at the national ACSM meeting in Indianapolis this spring. The department plans on fund raising internally and externally to get the team to the meeting so they can participate.
To learn more about the exercise physiology program at Saint Francis visit: francis.edu/exercise physiology
Founded in 1847, Saint Francis University is the oldest Franciscan institution of higher learning in the country, and one of the oldest Catholic colleges in the nation.