College of Health Sciences and Human Services

Kinesiology Faculty and Students Receive Accolades

October 8th & 9th, 2020 -- Kinesiology faculty Dr. Eric Martin gave two presentations at the Western Society for Kinesiology and Wellness annual meeting, held virtually; the first, "Practices to Maximize Benefits of Strength and Conditioning Internship" shared recent research and best professional practices gleaned since the research on developing and running internship programs to help students become professional coaches. Additionally, Dr. Martin facilitated a round table discussion, "Non-Failure Kinesiology Education: Moving from Failing to Not-Yet-Mastered," wherein conference participants discussed issues relating to student retention and success, specifically about how success and failure is viewed in course grading. For his presentations, Dr. Martin was presented with the Outstanding Research Award. Congratulations Dr. Martin for your excellence and dedication to research and student success!

Students Selected as Finalists in SWACSM Research Competition

October 30th, 2020 -- Kinesiology students Rosalba Saavedra and Kevin Pilotzi qualified as finalists for multiple research submissions at the Southwest American College of Sports Medicine Undergraduate research competition. Kevin Pilotzi, alongside faculty mentor Dr. Eric Martin, was selected for his research "Comparing Positions for Handgrip Dynamometry". Additionally, Dr. Martin, Mr. Pilotzi, and Ms. Saavedra were named finalists for their collaborative research with the CSUMB Mathematics and Statistics Department on the "Relationship Between Walking Speed and Key Vital Signs in Young Adults". Students participated in a live question and answer session at the virtual conference on October 30th as part of their final review. Congratulations to Ms. Saavedra and Mr. Pilotzi on all your hard work!