Exercise Science Club Seeks New Executive Board

The Exercise Science Club is seeking new Executive Board Members for the 2016-2017 school year.  You can apply yourself or nominate someone else using this form.  Nominations or applications must be submitted by March 18, 2016.



Students & Club Members Visit GVSU

Exercise Science students and club members visited Grand Valley State University on Friday, November 20th to meet faculty and see the laboratory space.  They were also able to tour the indoor recreational facilities and see the expansion work that will be finished in the near future.

Winter 2016 club events and meetings can be found on the upcoming events page.

GVSU Visit November 2015

Exercise Science Club President Participates in Research at U of M

Exercise Science student and Club President, Riley Engstrom was accepted into the University of Michigan’s Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program. He spent several weeks last summer working with researchers on a health coaching program. A physician office was piloting the use of health coaching in their primary care office.  Riley was able to work closely with them as well as make suggestions for future investigation and use of Exercise Science students as interns as they look to potentially expand the program.

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Fall 2015 Welcome Back

Welcome back to school!  Here are some plans for the Fall 2015 semester for the club:

Saturday, October 3rd 2015 9am-12pm tentative
Ride For Refuge at Feeding America West Michigan, Comstock Park
Raising funds for Feeding America West Michigan. You can easily join our team by going to this link and clicking on “Join a Team”.  Our team name is GRCC Exercise Science and the team captain is Jodi Gee.

Wednesday, October 7th 10am-2pm
Advising Day, Ford Fieldhouse Lobby
Drop-in any time to meet with faculty advisors to answer questions.  You can also get your Winter 2016 schedule arranged as registration will open in mid-October.

Saturday, October 24 9am-12pm
Make a Difference Day – Feeding America West Michigan, Comstock Park
Volunteer a few hours sorting and packing food to help those in need. RSVP here and let us know that you plan to attend. You will then get a confirmation detail 7-10 days prior to the event giving you all of the details to join us and help with the event.

Tabata Bootcamp Instructor Training, Saturday October 24th

Saturday, October 31st 9am-2pm (2 hour shifts)
GRCC ATC Building 9am-2pm
Open House – Help welcome prospective students by providing tours, answering questions, and hosting a table.
RSVP here if you are interested and available.

Friday, November 20th (tentative 3pm-5pm)
Visit to GVSU Movement Science Human Performance Lab
RSVP is required.  You can do so here if you would like to attend.  We will be traveling via bus or students can drive themselves, however an rsvp is required because space in the lab is limited.

Saturday, November 21st TRX


2014-2015 Wellness Student of the Year!

The GRCC Exercise Science Department has named Courtney Tolar the 2014-2015 Wellness Student of the Year!  Courtney has served as the President of the Exercise Science club in its inaugural year.  She has taken multiple classes through the department as part of a new articulation agreement that has been formed.  Courtney earned a professional YogaFit certification to teach yoga and has been interviewed multiple times over the last school year (you can find her at the 13:30 in this video).  She will be attending GVSU in the fall of 2015 to pursue her bachelor’s degree in Movement Science.  Congratulations Courtney!

Courtney Tolar

Photo Credit:  Jonathan D. Lopez

Exercise Science Club Visits GVSU

Students from the Exercise Science Club visited Grand Valley State University on Friday, March 20.  Dr. Steve Glass met with the students and provided a tour.  Students were able to see two exercise testing and research labs as well as see some of the research modalities and tools.  Some of them included cardiac stress testing equipment, a hydrostatic weighing tank, a blood analyzer, force plates, and muscle electromyography.  The tour also included a brief visit to the Recreation Center.

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