Faculty experts and students to teach at Casco health and fitness event

On Monday, Dec. 3, faculty experts and students from Saint Joseph’s College are offering educational activities at Health on the Move, a health screening and awareness event at Crooked River Adult and Community Education Center in Casco. The event, free and open to the public, includes health screenings and diet and stress management resources.

Dr. Amy Rady, Program Director for the Physical Education Teacher Program, and physical education majors from Saint Joseph’s will lead activities focusing on spatial awareness and relationships for children. The physical education students will demonstrate and teach many of the activities they have learned from their courses at the College.

In addition, exercise science majors and Tom Dann, Chair and Director of the Exercise Science Department, will work with adults to provide body composition assessments. They will also discuss strategies for reducing body fat safely and effectively.

Dr. Amy Rady and Tom Dann bring their excellence and experience in the field of exercise science and education to Health on the Move as Saint Joseph’s College is itself experiencing a boost in its exercise programs. New to the College is the Human Performance Laboratory – a state-of-the-art facility with expert equipment – in Harold Alfond Center. The center allows exercise science majors to both educate their clients and promote optimal performance with equipment like the Vertimax (used by many Division I and professional sports teams).

Exercise science is one of the fastest-growing majors at Saint Joseph’s College, and this year majors in the field will have an exciting new way to gain and apply professional knowledge.

Health on the Move is sponsored by the Cumberland District Public Health Council in collaboration with Communities Promoting Health Coalition. The event is on Monday, Dec. 3, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at 1437 Poland Spring Rd., Casco. For more information about Health on the Move, contact Zoe Miller at (207) 553-5939.

December 1, 2012
Contact: David Svenson at (207) 893-7723 or e-mail dsvenson@sjcme.edu