Kym Fasczewski, a former graduate student in UNC Greensboro’s Kinesiology program recently published an article in Disability and Health Journal. The article is titled, “I ride for MS: The impact of bike MS participation on motivation for physical activity in individuals with multiple sclerosis.” The purpose of this study was to explore the motive for participation in a Bike MS (multiple sclerosis) event in individuals diagnosed with MS. Her and her co-authors, who were students, found several motives for participation: social bonds, raising awareness for the cause, fundraising, long-term physical benefits, and overall increased quality of life. Overall, Kym found that Bike MS can lead to long-term physical activity participation in individuals with MS. For a link to the article click here. Kym shared that she is really proud of her co-authors who were students at the time the study was conducted.
Kym had an active role in the EdD program as a graduate assistant for two years while working on her Ph.D. in Sport and Exercise Psychology. She is now an assistant professor and graduate program director at Appalachian State University’s Department of Health and Exercise Science. Great work Kym!
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