Capstone Ideas, Ideas, & More Ideas…

It’s capstone time! That rings as both terrifying and exciting. As a senior with only two more semesters left of undergrad, the task of completing a capstone project that consists of both a research article and applied project component has me feeling the pressure….

The Essence of IDS

I never wanted to go to college. My plan after high school was to enlist in the United States Navy and see where a career in the armed forces would take me. I was unlike my classmates who were eager to start a new…

Mind & Body

So I heard Pilates was hard, and man were they right… I am no newbie when it comes to exercise, but Danielle Zecker-Hannon’s Pilates class at PSU surely made my body work in ways I was not accustomed to. As someone who practices yoga regularly I…

The Outdoor Classroom

A classroom with four walls, a whiteboard, and desks, or a forest with chirping birds, a cool breeze, and the smell of pine trees all around you; which would you prefer? My hunch senses that you would choose the later. Luckily, for those younger…

A Multidisciplinary Mission to Ecuador

PROJECT PERFECT WORLD Pediatric Orthopaedic Mission Trip – Quayaquil, Ecuador Spring 2016 Every year for more than 20 years, Project Perfect World or PPW, has sent medical teams to Ecuador near the sea port of Quayaquil, to provide orthopaedic care for treatment of congenital…

What is Exercise Physiology?

  The American Heritage Medical Dictionary defines it as, “the study of the body’s metabolic response to short-term and long-term physical activity.” “Exercise” evolved from the Latin term exercitius which means to “drive forth.” “Physiology” evolved from the Greek term, physiologia which means “the study of.” The Discipline…

Applied Exercise & Health Studies

I hold myself to a high standard. That became evident a few short weeks ago when I revealed to the Interdisciplinary Studies department my uncertainty about the degree I had been working towards for the past two years. I entered Plymouth State University as…

A Little Bit of Everything In A Whole Lot of Health: An Interview with Rebecca Busanich

You will be hard pressed to find someone who doesn’t think in the back of their mind, “I want to be healthy.” Whether it is in the form of good diet, exercise, maintaining emotional balance, or having a solid social circle, people strive to…

A Scaffold to IDS

As a junior in college, the world behind the walls of a classroom is terrifying. Without a set career goal upon graduation, the steps and actions I take today, tomorrow, and everyday from here on out, are essential in helping me discover those dreams….