Research by Kendra Holte ’19 received presentation invitation

Research based on the Ripon College senior thesis of Kendra Holte ’19 had been accepted for presentation at the American College of Sports Medicine conference this spring. Although the conference was canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic, it was still an accomplishment.

Holte is pursuing her master’s in kinesiology at Kansas State University. She used her senior thesis study to create an abstract for submission as a part of her research credit hours.

For the thesis, she ran a study with faculty and staff participation in a workout program called StrongBodies. Participants were given eight exercises to complete twice a week for eight weeks. The goal was to “understand the effects of an eight-week resistance training program on the fundamental physical components of muscular endurance, strength, gait speed, flexibility, and balance, as well as sleep habits, pain levels, and quality of life,” Holte says.

She was assisted on the project by Mark Cole, associate professor of exercise science, and Brittany Followay, assistant professor of exercise science.

At Ripon, Holte majored in exercise science with an emphasis in athletic training. While at Ripon College, her plans changed from pursuing further study in physical therapy school to pursuing a master’s degree in kinesiology.

Her Ripon studies have impacted her success in her master’s program, she says. “There has been content overlap, where my foundational understanding came from Ripon and I have been able to work through new content with application skills some of my senior year courses really focused on,” she says.

She says the connections she made at Ripon — through four years on the volleyball team, as a member of Alpha Chi Omega, within the Department of Exercise Science and the community at large — she says she learned and grew as a person and a young professional.

(Photo: Kendra Holte ’19 presenting at Ripon College in 2019)


Related Posts

Thomas Bachhuber and his book cover

Book addresses spirituality, self-understanding in career development

The second edition of a career development and spiritual companion for those in a job, career or retirement transition has been released by Thomas Bachhuber […]

Khattim Boyd '06

Khaatim Boyd ’06 supports Ripon to bring transformative experiences to others

Becoming a student at Ripon College changed the life of Khaatim Boyd ’06 of Lansing, Michigan, and ever since graduating he has sought to help […]

Alice Archabal '89

Alice Archabal appointed to executive role with United Way Worldwide

Alice Archabal ’89 of Northbrook, Illinois, a member of the Ripon College Board of Trustees, has been appointed the executive vice president and chief development […]

Jeffrey H. Ryan '80 and his book cover

Book by Jeffrey H. Ryan ’80 about America’s public lands due out in September

Jeffrey H. Ryan ’80 of South Portland, Maine has a new hardcover book coming out Sept. 1, 2022. This Land Was Saved for You and […]

Kendra Holte' with a presentation poster

 


Related Areas of Study