The Exercise Science Club is an undergraduate student-run club that looks to educate as well as advocate the health and wellness of all Sacred Heart students and the community. The EX Club allows exercise science majors as well as non-exercise science majors the opportunity to socialize and share the common belief in a health lifestyle. Meetings are held once a month so commitment is not as time consuming. The club allows members a unique chance to attend regional ACSM conferences, especially the individuals that take part in the clubs events, all which focus on one part of SHU LACES: Leadership, Academic, Community, Exercise, Service.
Twenty-four undergraduate EX students were invited to participate and attend presentations at the Fall 2013 New England Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine (NEACSM). The two-day conference entitled, "Embracing our Disciplines" was held in Providence, RI attracting over 1,000 exercise professionals, physicians, physical therapists, students, professors and researchers from throughout the Northeastern United States. Three students competed in the College Bowl, placing 5th in the overall competition. Throughout the conference many undergraduate students presented their research. Because of their involvement with the club, students were able to see the many different career paths and options available to them in the exercise science field.
Thanks to the success and participation of the SHU community at 2013's Trick-or-Treat Trot, fifty percent of the proceeds went to benefit Blackham Middle School Cross Country Team!
This year's 2014 Trick-or-Treat Trot will be held at SHU's track, near the William H. Pitt Center, and proceeds will go to benefit the Bridgeport Field of Dreams Foundation. We want to encourage everyone to come out wearing their favorite costume and create teams of four to participate in the relay. Prizes will be awarded for Best-Dressed Team, as well as, Fastest Male/Female, and Coed teams. A tentative date is set for Wednesday October 29, 2014 at 8pm. For more information on how to get involved/any questions you may have about the event please contact our president: Sebastian Altomarino.
With the help of the Trick-or-Treat Trot and T-shirt sales, we plan to send 25 EX upperclassmen to the 2014 NEACSM Conference on November 13 and 14th. In order to be eligible to be selected/attend the conference the students must be involved with the club and be in good academic standing. For any questions related to the conference, contact our EX Advisor, Dr. Valerie Wherley.
Boy Scouts of America
The Exercise Science Club is planning on partnering with the Boy Scouts of America and a local scout completing his Eagle Badge project. We are accepting donations of slightly used sneakers, all of which will be donated to youth running programs in the local Bridgeport community.