Berks Kinesiology program celebrates “Exercise Is Medicine” Week

The Penn State Berks Kinesiology degree program will celebrate ?Exercise Is Medicine? Week, based on the national "Exercise Is Medicine" campaign promoted by the American College of Sports Medicine, from March 23-27, 2015.

On Tuesday, March 24, Berks Kinesiology students will participate in a shoe assessment provided by A Running Start shoe store in West Reading. The assessment will take place at 9:30 a.m. in the Beaver Community Center.

On Wednesday, March 25, Chris Bopp, Director of the Center for Fitness and Wellness, and Michele Duffey, Director of the Kinesiology Physical Activity Program, both from Penn State University Park, will visit the college. They will bring equipment from the Center to teach Berks Kinesiology students to conduct fitness assessments on their fellow students. The assessments will include VO2 testing on the Monark bike, fasting cholesterol testing, muscular strength testing, flexibility testing, and other fitness testing. Bopp and Duffey will be accompanied by a group of nine students and two faculty members from the Kinesiology department. Penn State Berks is the first campus that the group will visit.

Then on Thursday, March 26, Carly Christel, Physician Assistant in Cardiac Surgery at Penn Medicine (University of Pennsylvania Health System) will speak about preparing to become and working as a Physician Assistant. The lecture will be held at 11 a.m. in room 105 of the Franco Building.

Penn State Berks offers the B.S. in Kinesiology with the Exercise Science Option. For more information about ?Exercise Is Medicine? Week or the Kinesiology degree, contact Helen Hartman, Senior Lecturer in Kinesiology, at [email protected] or 610-396-6201.