Redefining the Classroom

Senior Projects

The inclusion of both a Senior Research Project and an extensive internship process set the Exercise Science program apart from their peers across the region, providing outstanding placement opportunities post graduation. Below are some examples of Senior Projects our seniors presented:

  • Greg Scharf, Gladwin, MI, completed a project that compares the physiological effects of wearing a weighted vest versus full firefighter turnout gear while completing firefighter physical ability tests.

  • Julie Matheny, Dafter, MI, studied mood states of post-cardiac rehabilitation patients who choose to continue an exercise program.

  • Hillary Hartman, Drummond Island, MI, studied LSSU students' exercise habits and compared gender differences.

  • Bonnie Seleska, Dexter, MI, studied the effects of lower-body and core-resistance training on a person's one-mile run time.

Bonnie Seleska"The exercise science program at LSSU has prepared me for my future both academically and practically. The one-on-one attention and knowledge I received from Jody Susi helped me gain the knowledge and leadership skills I need to pursue my goals. Practical experience, individual student attention and hands on learning is what makes Lake Superior State's Exercise Science program truly superior!"

--Bonnie Seleska '08
Physical Therapy Aide,
Fitness Instructor,
Personal trainer


Katie Scott and Jackie Armstrong, Exercise Science majors, were recently inducted into the Alpha Chi National Academic Honor Society!