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New Course at VMI Offers More Than Opportunities for Keydets

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 At VMI Keydets are used to developing endurance through physical training also known as P.T.

A new Exercise Science minor being offered this semester fits the atmosphere perfectly for students like Alejandra Segura 

She explains, "We work with the muscles and different parts of the body."

 Joel Hoisington is also a part of the new program.

He says, "It is a good break from just typical Biology.  It would help incorporate some training into what they want to do in the future."

 In addition to giving students more opportunities, the new degree has potential to help others outside of V.M.I.

The hope is that student research projects will eventually translate into results everyone can use.

V.M.I.Lieutenantt Colonel, Mike Krakow heads up the program.

He says, "Hopefully, some of that research can be used to help in areas such as physical therapy, military, or sports."

One project will compare how muscles used in two different types of dead lifts.  Liz Affronti shows the traditional form while Michael LaPrade uses the sumo form.  Results can be tracked digitally and compared later.

 At the end of P.T. or the semester, everyone moves forward a little stronger physically or mentally than before.

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