Our EdD in KIN graduate, Lisa Almedina-McQuade, recently shared her dissertation work with her campus community at Lone Star College-University Park, in Houston, Texas. Her topic addressed Yoga as a mindful physical activity to enhance college students’ well-being. Her findings were used to inform the student body, faculty, and administration about the benefits of a mindful activity such as yoga, and how it can assist with quality of life and mood.
Lisa had this to say about the experience and the impact of her work: “First, it was a relief to realize that I knew loads about the topic. The years of digging through the peer-reviewed journals had helped lay the groundwork. I found it easy to present the study and findings and to respond to questions.” Additionally, Lisa mentioned that she was honored that the President of her college attended the event, and was encouraged when he shared some of the details from her presentation at a later meeting. Her presentation further validated the need for Kinesiology courses on college campuses as they provide a foundation for health, thereby allowing one to study, pursue a career and enjoy life.
Lisa is on a mission to enhance the quality of life of others, with the hope that students and many others will learn about the tools needed to improve quality of life, how to obtain them, and apply them in their educational, career, and life endeavors. We are very proud of the work Lisa is doing and we are so happy to have her as a part of our EdD KIN family! For more information on the EdD in KIN program click here.