Department of Kinesiology

School of Health and Human Sciences

EdD in Kin Faculty, Dr. Reifsteck, Presents at Southeast American College of Sports Medicine

EdD in Kin faculty Dr. Erin Reifsteck recently presented at Southeast American College of Sports Medicine (SEACSM). The conference was held February 14th-16th in Greenville, SC. The project was a collaboration with other kinesiology faculty Dr. Laurie Wideman and Dr. Jackie Maher, nutrition faculty Dr. Lenka Shriver, and PhD students Jamian Newton and Rachael Hunt. The poster was titled, “Tracking Changes in Physical Activity During the Transition out of College Sports: A Pilot Study.” It’s one part of a larger study on college athlete transition. Dr. Reifsteck shared with us, “SEACSM provided a great opportunity for us to disseminate our pilot work looking at how physical activity levels change during the transition out of college sports. Previous research suggests that former student-athletes may find it difficult to maintain high levels of physical activity outside of the structured college sport environment, but more research is needed to prospectively examine changes in physical activity and health status. I enjoyed speaking with other colleagues, and especially students, who are interested in continuing this line of research.”

Students who are interested in the EdD in KIN program have the opportunity to work with faculty like Dr. Reifsteck. For more information on Dr. Reifsteck or her research, check out her Faculty Profile Here

Story written by: Shelby Anderson