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Department of Sports and Exercise Sciences

2020 -2021 Sports and Exercise Sciences Department Scholarships Awarded.  The department awarded over $14,000 in scholarships to SES majors for the 2020-2021 academic year.  Students were evaluated on criteria related to the specifications of each scholarship.  The scholarships awarded were the:

  • Michael Ley Feland and Candice Leigh Feland Scholarship
  • Dr. Mary L. Green Sports and Exercise Sciences Scholarship
  • Jack Griswold Scholarship Fund
  • Dr. C. Keith Harrison Book Scholarship
  • Borden and Jean Price Scholarship
  • Allene J. Stovall Scholarship
  • Ryan Strong Memorial Scholarship

2020 Outstanding SES Majors Announced.  The following students were recognized as outstanding majors by the College of Nursing and Health Sciences for 2019-2020 academic year:

  • Jesseca Land - Outstanding Athletic Training Major
  • Cassidy High - Outstanding Exercise Science Major
  • Erica Vessels - Outstanding Applied Sport Major
  • Kendra Ladd - Outstanding All-Levels Physical Education Major
  • Terra Perez - Outstanding Sports and Exercise Sciences Graduate Major

Students Presented at 34th Annual Conference for the Association for Applied Sport Psychology.  Two undergraduate students were selected to present research projects conducted within the department at the annual meeting in Portland, OR.

Student Presented at the 16th Annual Pathways Student Research Symposium. Two SES undergraduate students presented original research, conducted under the mentoring of SES faculty members, at the Pathways Student Research Conference. One of the presentations received a second place in the Health Science submissions.

SES Undergraduates Secure Graduate School Admissions.  SES alumni have received admission into various graduate programs for the 2020-2021 academic year.  Students have been admitted into the Texas Tech Health Science Center Physical Therapy program, Washington University (St. Louis) Physical Therapy Program, Stephen F. Austin State University for Athletic Training, Chiropratic Program at Parker University, and Business Administration Program with position as Track Gradaute Assistant at Friends University (Wichita, KS). 

College of Nursing and Health Sciences Research Excellence Award. Dr. Michelle Bartlett, associate professor of sports and exercise sciences, is the 2020 recipient CONHS Research Excellence Award. This award recognizes a college faculty member for outstanding innovations to student success and learning.

Faculty member becomes Southwest Athletic Trainers' Association President. Dr. Lorna Strong, assistant professor of sports and exercise sciences, began her two-year term as SWATA President August 1, 2020.