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Deborah Sheets

Major: Kinesiology and Health


Minor/option/emphasis: Exercise Science

Company/Organization: Iowa State University Physical Activity Epidemiology Lab
Company/Organization website: https://research.hs.iastate.edu/cardio-race/
Destination: Ames/IA
Timeframe: Summer

Advisor/Coordinator Email: dpower@iastate.edu

I was responsible for...
Assessment Data Testing - VO2 Max Treadmill - Max Strength Testing - Hand Grip - Body Comp using Inbody and Fit3D - Blood Pressure Screening Intervention Supervision - Tracking Attendance and behavior patterns - Keeping relationships with participants during the duration of the study - Programming Exercise Prescriptions to Technogym Wellness Software - Attend team meetings for compliance, retention, and recruitment - Provide appropriate progressions/regressions - Using Motivational Interviewing Techniques - Teaching proper equipment use.

I accomplished...
Compiling the 12 month presentation of an overview of exercise prescriptions for our participants who are graduating the program.

I learned...
Being patient with the process. Being able to know that not everyone will progress at the same rate during their 12 months in the study. As well as explaining that some people may not see as much improvement

Advice for others...
Always be willing to learn new skills. If you are uncomfortable with a task, volunteer for it more to get better at it. It was way better to be prepared for an opportunity and not get one then to have an opportunity and not be prepared to take it!!

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