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Student Research Involvement

  • Student in front of research presentation

    Emma Thompson

    Undergraduate Research Presentation at Southeastern American College of Sports Medicine Meeting in Jacksonville, Florida

  • Student in front of research presentation

    Ben Pike

    Undergraduate Presentation at Southeastern American College of Sports Medicine Meeting in Jacksonville, Florida

Exercise and Sport Science students have many opportunities to learn outside the classrom and become involved in research with Department of Kinesiology faculty mentors. The EXSS 399 - Independent Study in Exercise Science  and EXSS 499 - Directed Undergraduate Research in Exercise and Sport Science are great opportunites for students receive course credits for conducting research and learning in a non-tradiational enviroment. Once their research projects are complete, students can showcase their research by presenting at the Coastal Carolina University Undergraduate Research Competition or regional and national profressional conferences. Faculty and students attend professional conferences of the most recognized names in the exericse and sport science field where students can interact with top professionals in the field. 

American College of Sports Medicine Conferences

EGroup photo from a research conferencexercise and Sport Science students have the opportunity to present their research project at the Southeastern Chapter of American College of Sports Medicine and the national meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine. The American College of Sports Medicine is one of the most recognized names in the field of exercise and sports medicine and many of the top researchers and professionals in the field attend these conferences. These conferences are great opportunites for Exercise and Sport Science students to interact with professionals in their field and other exercise science students from the southeast region and nation. Examples of student presentations at the Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Chpater of the American College of Sports Medicine are below. 

 Undergraduate Presentations

Emma Thompson*, James Brown*, Kelly Johnson, Jakob Lauver, Justin Guilkey. Changes In Fat And Carbohydrate Oxidation From Rest To Exercise After Different Fasting Lengths.

Benjamin Pike*, Kelly Johnson, Jonah Humphries*, Jakob Lauver, Justin Guilkey, William Lyerly. A Comparison Of Predictive Equations Versus Measured Resting Metabolic Rate In Healthy Individuals. 

* denotes Coastal Carolina undergraduate student

Undergraduate Research Competition

The Coastal Carolina Undergraduate Research Competition is a great way for Exercise and Sport Science students to show their research to the campus community. The Department of Kinesiology is proud to have numerous students present their research each year at the competition. Below are examples of projects Exercise and Sport Science students have presented in the past. 

Undergraduate Research Competition Presentations

Kinesthetic Aftereffects and Anticipation Timing of a Weighted Bat Warm-Up in Softball Players. Sttudent Presenter: Kylee Hill Mentor: Gib Darden

The effect of a warm-up and foam rolling on hip adduction range of motion. Student Presenter: Amber Rahman Faculty Mentor: Jason Chad Smith

Effects of foam rolling on range of motion and vertical jump height. Student Presenter: Giovanna Leone Faculty Mentor: Jason Chad Smith

The effect of foam rolling on post-activation potentiation responses. Student Presenter: Hailey Wimmenauer Faculty Mentor: Jason Chad Smith

Effects of Moderate versus Variable High Intensity Cycling on Metabolic Responses during Recovery. Student Presenter:  Matthew Wolfe Faculty Mentor: Justin Guilkey

Exercise Intensity, Energy Expenditure and Enjoyment During Variable High Intensity Exercise in Healthy Adults. Student Presenter: Jenna Thomposon Faculty Mentor: Justin Guilkey

Annual East Tennesee State University Coaching and Sports Science College

The Annual East Tennesee State Univeristy Coaching and Sports Science College is another professional conference that many Exercise and Sport Science students have presented their research. Students in EXSS 450 - Laboratory Skills in Exercise Science regularly attend this conference to present their research project from the course. Below are examples of projects Exercise and Sport Science students have presented in the past. 

Undergraduate Presentations

Luke Norris*, Trevor Coleman*, H.S. Lamont, and Jason Chad Smith. Using automated stepwise linear regression to predict right handed punch peak impact force using select anthropometric variables. Johnson City, TN: Annual ETSU Coaching and Sport Science College, 2019. 

Trevor Coleman*, Luke Norris*, Hugh Lamont, and Jason Chad Smith. Using automated stepwise linear regression to predict right handed punch peak impact force using select force and velocity characteristics. Johnson City, TN: Annual ETSU Coaching and Sport Science College, 2019.

* denotes Coastal Carolina undergraduate student