Davis & Elkins Project Life-Change Sets Open House


Sport Science Department Aims to Improve Residents’ Health
Elkins – In an effort to positively impact the health of area residents, the Davis & Elkins College Sport Science Department will launch its Project Life-Change program with an open house from 6-8 p.m. on August 14 in Hermanson Center classroom 202.
Funded by a grant from the Snowshoe Foundation, the 16-week weight and wellness clinic begins August 19. It is open to the public, as well as D&E students, faculty and staff, at no cost. Participants may register during the open house.
“West Virginia ranks third in the country in obesity, and many people struggle with maintaining a healthy lifestyle,” says Instructor of Exercise Science at D&E Jennifer Riggleman. “Project Life-Change will provide educational topics, presented in an interactive format, about physical activity, nutrition and health-related chronic illnesses, to name a few.”
The group will meet for one hour at 6 p.m. every Monday through Dec. 2.
Participants also will have free access to the Robbins-Madden Fitness Center on the D&E campus and exercise classes at the Elkins/Randolph Family YMCA.
For additional information or to register for Project Life-Change, call Riggleman at 304-637-1383 or email her at rigglemanj@dewv.edu.
The Davis & Elkins College Sport Science Department provides students with an understanding of the fundamentals of effective movement patterns and a working knowledge of the physiology of exercise and exercise testing and prescription. It also prepares students for teaching careers in physical education and related areas; in public and privately owned wellness and fitness centers, corporate fitness facilities and clinical therapeutic programs; or to continue their formal education at the graduate level. The Department offers three options for the Sport Science major: Exercise Science, Physical Education and Sport Management.