students enrolled in ESC 323: Principles of Health Assessment and Exercise Prescription were paired with a member of the MSJ community for the Exercise Prescription Client Project.

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Project Description:

"The ESIH department conducted a collaborative project this semester that paired a member of the MSJ community (faculty or staff) with students enrolled in ESC 323: Principles of Health Assessment and Exercise Prescription. The purpose of the project was to incorporate an experiential learning assignment into the course for the students, as well as provide exercise programming services to members of the Mount community." (Dr. Nicole Nolan, MSJ Assistant Professor, Exercise Science and Integrative Health)


Client Group: Mary Brigham (Associate Director of the Learning Center) with student exercise professionals Jacob B. and Jack T.

Mary: "I was amazed at the amount of progress that I made in five weeks! My Exercise Science students came up with a plan that worked well for my schedule, and each time we met they had something new for me to learn in the weight room. I have more energy and my numbers improved all the way around! This experience was even better than I had hoped for!"

Jack: "Being able to practice and apply the skills learned in class to help members of the MSJ community was an incredibly valuable experience."




Client Group: Dr. Karen Holtgrefe (Associate Professor and PT) with student exercise professionals Ella B. and Kelsey G.

Karen: "Since the Knowlton Fitness center has opened I wanted to go and work out. The ESIH exercise opportunity was just what I needed. Ella and Kelsey really listened to my goals and created a fabulous program and supported me through the 5 weeks. I already made significant improvements and am looking forward to continuing on my own."

Kelsey: "I found it really motivating to watch our client’s confidence grow not only in us as exercise professionals, but in herself as well."

Ella: "I really enjoyed being able to establish a relationship with the client. I learned how to remain professional but have fun at the same time."