Grove City College students presented research in the field of sports medicine at the American College of Sports Medicine Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference in Harrisburg, Pa. on Nov. 2 and 3.
Mary Shannon ’19 of Salem, Va. presented her research titled “Health Effects of Three Weeks of Time-Restricted Feeding in Apparently Healthy, Normal Weight College-Age Females.” Jillian Breckenridge ’19 of Dunellen, NJ presented on “Effects of an Exogenous Ketone Supplement on Five-Kilometer Running Performance.”
Student-faculty research is a key component of the Exercise Science program and others in the Albert A. Hopeman School of Science, Engineering, and Mathematics at Grove City College. It provides students with hands-on experience addressing real world problems. Dr. Philip Prins, chair and assistant professor of Exercise Science, worked closely with both students on their research.
““My professor enabled me to experience every aspect of research during my time at Grove City: Reviewing the scientific literature, designing the study, conducting the study and sharing my results with other individuals in the same field,” Shannon said.
Breckenridge said the experience validated the work she put into the project and its findings. “Being able to present at this conference was a great opportunity to show others the results of all of the hard work my group and I did regarding the effects of a ketone supplement,” she said.
The Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine (MARC-ACSM) is a diverse cluster of professionals and students seeking to advance research and discussion of sports medicine and exercise science. The organization communicates scientific information, provides a forum for research, and fosters professional peer interaction and career growth. The Mid-Atlantic Chapter serves members in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Washington D.C.