Several students from Fort Hays State University's Department of Health and Human Performance will attend the Central States American College of Sports Medicine annual meeting and conference in Kansas City on Thursday and Friday, Oct. 20 and 21.
The event will consist of workshops and presentations by professional and educators in the field of exercise physiology.
"There will be a variety of seminars that deal with the areas of sports medicine, exercise science and health promotion," said Dr. Gregory Kandt, associate professor of health human performance. "This is a valuable experience for our undergraduate and graduate students in the Department of Health and Human Performance."
Representatives from schools in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma will attend, as well as representatives from hospitals and fitness centers in the central states area.
Kandt, who is secretary and treasurer of the CSC-ACSM administrative council, has been taking students to the conference for the last 15 years.
The students are listed below by hometown.
Abilene: Kyle Robinson, graduate student
Belle Plain: Kelsey Newton, junior
Beloit: Kerry Tiernan, junior
Columbus, NE: Chris Gannon, graduate student
Cottonwood Falls: Michele Benteman, senior
Ellis: Tim Kriley, graduate student
Fowler: Tanner Zimmerman, senior
Great Bend: Talaya Schwartz, graduate student
Guide Rock, NE: Luke Sholtz, senior
Hays: Andrea Breit, senior; Jerod Goodale, graduate student; Lindsay Hook, senior; Scott Jorgensen, graduate student; Jamie Mermis, junior; Nick Pingel, graduate student; Jen Werth, junior
Hutchinson: Adam Strausberg, senior
Manhattan: Crystal Degenhardt, graduate student
Parsons: Chas Thompson, graduate student
Rockford, MN: Keri Bakker, graduate student
Rolla: Starburst Newton, senior
Wichita: Josh Bickel, graduate student