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Students Demonstrate Knowledge in TV Interviews

University of Scranton undergraduates majoring in exercise science and sport demonstrated their academic training and knowledge during a series of interviews for WNEP-TV’s Leckey Live morning show on Nov. 8. Front row, center, is WNEP reporter Ryan Leckey. Back row, from left, are: University students Lauren Brogan of Oreland; Megan Shannon of Pompton Lakes, New Jersey; Elizabeth Eichenlaub of Lancaster; Claire Lacon of Blue Bell; Ryan Weathers of Willow Grove; Chris Howarth of Newtown Square; Julianne Burrill of Valley Cottage, New York; Kaitlyn Brogan of Oreland; and Leah Colussi of Nazareth; and Jessica Bachman, Ph.D., assistant professor of exercise science and sport.
November 13, 2017

University of Scranton exercise science undergraduates took center stage for a series of interviews about scientific research regarding stretching techniques, which were broadcast on WNEP-TV’s Leckey Live morning show on Nov. 8. The news program gave the students of exercise science and sport professor Jessica Bachman, Ph.D., the opportunity to demonstrate their academic training and knowledge within their discipline to a broad audience of viewers from more than a dozen counties in Northeast Pennsylvania.

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The future physical therapists, who are juniors and seniors majoring in exercise science and sport, discussed the benefits and limitations of static and dynamic stretching methods. The students also demonstrated several stretching techniques for a series of interviews with WNEP reporter Ryan Leckey broadcast live from the strength and conditioning laboratory of Leahy Hall on campus.

Students participating were: Kaitlyn Brogan of Oreland; Lauren Brogan of Oreland; Julianne Burrill of Valley Cottage, New York; Leah Colussi of Nazareth; Elizabeth Eichenlaub of Lancaster; Chris Howarth of Newtown Square; Claire Lacon of Blue Bell; Megan Shannon of Pompton Lakes, New Jersey; and Ryan Weathers of Willow Grove.

Participation by the students in the broadcast also illustrates the University’s strategic plan in action for an “Engaged, Integrated and Global Student Experience.”

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Undergraduate students of Jessica Bachman, Ph.D., assistant professor of exercise science and sport, discussed the benefits and limitations of static and dynamic stretching methods in a series of interviews with WNEP reporter Ryan Leckey, which were broadcast live from the strength and conditioning laboratory of Leahy Hall on campus.

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