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Evan Meinders

Major: Kinesiology and Health

Minor/option/emphasis: Exercise Science

Company/Organization: ISU Recreation Services
Company/Organization website:
Destination: Ames/Iowa
Timeframe: Summer

Advisor/Coordinator Email:

I was responsible for...
Increase the skills in the following areas: Fitness assessment and exercise program development for Iowa State Recreation Services, including fitness assessment and exercise program design; facility and equipment evaluations, staff equipment training and developing informational brochure for proper equipment usage for various user groups.

I accomplished...
Successfully completing the American College of Sports Medicine Exercise Physiologist certification.

I learned...
It may seem easiest to complete a task yourself without help or input from coworkers, but often times there is a better solution that only comes from asking for help.

Advice for others...
It's never too late to make a change in direction, at the end of the day you must do what best serves your needs and goals. Take advantage of all the experiences that you are offered, because time will go quicker than you realize.

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