Lee Student Presents At SEACSM

Thursday, March 14, 2019 - by Olivia Webb, Lee University
Marissa Villafuerte presents at SEACSM
Marissa Villafuerte presents at SEACSM

Lee University athletic training student Marissa Villafuerte presented at Southeast American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting in Greenville, S.C.

SEACSM is a diverse group of professionals and students dedicated to the advancement of sports medicine and exercise science. The Southeast chapter spans 10 states and seeks to communicate scientific information, provide a forum for research, foster professional peer interaction, and support career growth. 

Ms. Villafuerte’s presentation, “The Effect of Nine Days of SCBA Training on Body Weight, Total Body Water, and Hydration Status in Firefighter Recruits,” used data from a Lee University Department of Health, Exercise Science, and Secondary Education project conducted this past winter at the Cleveland Fire Department.

“The massive amount of research being done is so encouraging and inspiring to see,” said Ms. Villafuerte. “It was a great experience because everyone there encouraged one another in their research and presentations.”

Lee’s HESSE department was asked to monitor the hydration status of firefighter recruits while they went through their self-contained breathing apparatus training. “In past years, CFD has had to send recruits to the hospital for heat-related illnesses, and they wanted to try to prevent that from happening this year,” said Ms. Villafuerte.

Ms. Villafuerte took the data they collected over several weeks and converted it to a presentation. “In the end, we did not have any heat-related illnesses occur, and they graduated one of their largest classes,” said Ms. Villafuerte.

“Marissa demonstrated a high-level commitment to the research project, being at the fire station twice a day for data collection,” said Dr. Mike Iosia, HESSE department chair. “SEACSM was a great opportunity for Marissa to see the fruit of her labor and also build her confidence speaking with several other much larger universities who were conducting research with their local fire service providers.” 

“SEACSM put together great opportunities for learning and to make connections with other universities,” said Ms. Villafuerte. “The presentation has opened up some exciting opportunities that I otherwise would not have known about.” 

For more information about HESSE’s project at CFD, visit http://www.leeuniversity.edu/NewsItem.aspx?id=15858

For more information on SEACSM, visit https://www.acsm.org/acsm-membership/regional-chapters/acsm-chapters/southeast.

 


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