The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Education recently announced its first class of honors students. All four are undergraduates majoring in exercise science in the Department of Human Studies. They were selected because of outstanding academic achievement.
The 2014-15 honorees:
William “Billy” Brown
Hometown: Fort Payne, Ala.
Plans: To pursue an advanced degree in physical therapy
Graduation: Spring 2014
Research: Collecting anthropometric data of male advanced rock climbers, to specifically measure hand grip strength and power
Civic Engagement: Started a rock climbing club for campus community
Hometown: Birmingham, Ala.
Plans: To pursue a master’s degree in exercise physiology
Graduation: Summer 2014
Research: Studying the relationship between exercise intensity, metabolic rate, insulin sensitivity/cognitive fatigue, and eating behavior
Hometown: Birmingham, Ala.
Plans: To pursue an advanced degree in medicine
Graduation: Spring 2015
Research: Isolating the biological and behavioral factors responsible for disparities in the response to a cardiac rehabilitation program in African-American women with heart disease
Hometown: Raleigh, N.C.
Plans: To pursue a master’s degree in occupational therapy
Graduation: Spring 2014
Research: Observing the effects of high-intensity interval training versus moderate intensity training on arterial elasticity and vascular hemodynamics in overweight and obese adolescent males
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