Lake Superior State University
Lake Superior State University
Related Sites


Alum Success

My education at Lake State taught me not only the basics of exercise science and health and wellness but prepared me for my future research career. I became involved in national organizations, improved my networking skills to create working relationships, and ended up with an amazing paid internship that turned into a 3-year research professional position at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, GA. Now in graduate school pursuing a doctorate degree at Virginia Tech, I rely on the knowledge I acquired at Lake State and put it to practice daily while discussing health-related topics in class or conducting obesity and inflammation research in our laboratory.

Elaina Marinik
Exercise Science Alum,
Graduate Student,
Virginia Tech.

Exercise Science (& Health Fitness)

Many of our graduates are sought after because of their LSSU education
Senior Projects

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!



Kiwanis Scholastic Award...

Alpena, Michigan

The annual citation goes to a senior athlete who achieves the highest academic competence. Amanda Pieczynski, from Alpena, Michigan, is an exercise science major with a 3.9GPA.

Apply Today!

Home » Exercise Science (& Health Fitness) > Senior Projects
Share this page with your friends: