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Exercise Science Annual Conference

2023 Schedule

Friday, March 31

Time Event
12:30-1 p.m. Partner Check-in & Pre-lunch Social
1-2:30 p.m.

AAS Fitness Technician PAC Event - Invited Partner Lunch

Diana Bateman Welcome.
Nate Thomas PhD(c) Program Review and Updates.
Paula Nielson-Williams MS Industry Update.

Description: The Program Advisory Committees (PACs) are essential to the viable function and state of our AAS Fitness Technician Program. This meeting will review professional educational program and internship/employment. PAC provides advisement for programs at SLCC relating to curriculum, technology, social and economic areas require effective lines of communication between education, business and industry.

5:30-6 p.m. Alumni Event Check-in
6-7 p.m. Alumni Event Dinner
7-8 p.m.

Alumni Event Keynote Lecture

Topic: Resiliency; The Importance and Value of a College Degree
Presenter: DaSheek Akwenye, MS
Description: How A College Degree Provides Opportunities

8-8:30 p.m. Alumni Event Q&A and Mingle

Saturday, April 1

CEU / CEC's Available

8:30 - 9 A.M.

Registration and Sign-in – packet pickup conference lobby

9 - 9:50 A.M.

Topic: Olympic Performance

Presenter: Erin Jackson, Jennifer Day PhD, Carrie Needham PhD

Description: Exercise Science Supporting Olympic Excellence

10 AM - 10:50 A.M.

Presenter: Chad Harbaugh, MS

Description: The Science of Breathing

Presenter: Bob Pettit, PhD

Description: Applications of the Critical Power Concept

Presenter: Paul Roberts, MS

Description: Existing programs in Utah and one being created at SLCC for persons with disabilities

11 - 11:50 A.M.

Presenter: Nathan Thomas, PhD

Description: Inspiratory Muscle Strength Training

Presenter: Julia Wylie, MS

Description: Misconceptions about organic farming and products

Presenter: Dan Line, MS

Description: If you need to renew your CPR certification, we can get you taken care of! Additional $30

12 - 12:50 P.M.

1 - 1:50 P.M.

Presenter: Angela Glauser, PhD(c)

Description: Designing Effective Exercise Programs for People Struggling with Obesity

Presenter: Joli Nay, MS

Description: Learn how to administer life-saving opioid overdose reversal medication

Presenter: Ryan Carver, BS

Description: How to thrive, not just survive your first years in the industry

2 - 2:50 P.M.

Presenter: Madison Splan, PT, DPT, WCS

Description: Learn functional activities to reduce pelvic health problems. There will also be a biofeedback demonstration.

Presenter: Colton Fox, MS

Description: Learn why data science is crucial in the field of public health

Presenter: Matt Steadman

Description: Breathing techniques to improve safety, maximize tension, and aid in recovery

3 - 3:50 P.M.

Presenter: Jacquie Spoon, MS

Description: How to define, recognize and prevent overtraining.


Presenter: Kyle McFarland, BS

Description: Looking past the data to maximize the coach/athlete relationship.

Presenter: Dan Richmond, PhD

Description: The potential downsides of digital distractions to our health and well-being.