Human performance studies represented WSU in annual sports medicine conference

On March 2 and March 3, five students from the Department of Human Performance Studies in the College of Applied Studies participated in the annual Central States chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine (CS-ACSM) conference with the support of Dr. Heidi A. VanRavenhorst-Bell, faculty research advisor.

Thinh Huynh, a senior in exercise science, gave an oral presentation on “Validation of a neuro-fitness device to access cognitive and reaction time measures: A pilot study” to a full room where he received the first compliments of the day for delivering a strong presentation. This compliment came from a notable expert in the field.

Additionally, three other exercise science students competed against 13 other teams from the Central States chapter in the quiz bowl competition. These students were Christian Yabut, senior; Adelyn Tackitt, senior; and Khoa-Vinh “Victor” Nguyen, junior. They were the first team in Wichita State history to ever compete in the CS-ACSM quiz bowl competition. After the initial rounds, a final jeopardy and a final double jeopardy, WSU claimed third place.

The conference held many successes for the Department of Human Performance Studies, with all photos courtesy of Frida Loera Moreno, a junior in exercise science.