Peter is a senior at Washington State University and will be graduating after an internship planned for Fall 2015. He is majoring in Kinesiology with minors in Sport Management and Political Science.
Peter’s research interest is finding ways to encourage the public engagement of physical activity for both individual health and the overall health of a city. He is currently assisting with the Yoga as Physical Education study.
He has presented his and his fellow students’ research at the Bruya-Wood Conference regarding the association between self-reported amounts of exercise and level of depression. He also presented information regarding the role that perception of an individual’s built environment has on their physical activity behavior, the increase in cognitive function secondary to exercise, and the motor neuron system and how it can be harnessed at a public health level.
Peter does not plan to attend graduate school right away and is searching for internship opportunities in public health.
Jennifer is an undergraduate student at Washington State University. She is majoring in Kinesiology with a minor in Psychology.
Jennifer is currently working with body image improvement programs and her main research interests include Interventions in college-aged women. She has presented at the Bruya-Wood Conference twice.
After graduation, she plans on a pursuing a career in Physical Therapy Assistance.
Daejha is a junior at Washington State. She is majoring in Human Development with a Psychology minor.
Daejha’s research interests are how psycho-social developments are impacted by movement, specifically gross-motor physical activity in adolescents. When asked what her current projects were, she responded, “Right now, I help with anything that needs to be done.”
She plans to attend graduate school for Clinical or Therapeutic Psychology but isn’t entirely sure yet.
Caitlin is a senior at Washington State University and will be graduating December 2015. She is majoring in Kinesiology with minors in Psychology and Strength and Conditioning.
Caitlin is currently interested in motivation research pertaining to physical therapy for athletes and the general population. She is currently helping with a study at Pullman High School which is using Yoga as a Physical Education class.
In Spring 2014 Caitlin presented her own research at the Bruya-Wood Conference. Her study compared aerobic vs anaerobic workout conditions, feelings about mental state, and overall well-being before and after exercising.
After graduation, she plans to attend PT school and become a physical therapist. She states, “I would like to work with veterans that are dealing with injuries such as amputations. I am also looking into working with athletes at the collegiate level.”
This is Molly’s first year at Washington State University. She is majoring in Sport Science, with a minor in Strength and Conditioning.
Molly is interested in researching mindfulness, motivation, and body image. She is currently working with Pullman High School measuring the psychological and physical activity components involved in using Yoga as Physical Education.
Her plans for after graduation are still “to be determined,” but some potential careers that she has interest in are personal training and corporate wellness.
Psychology of Physical Activity Laboratory
Smith Gym 213-A
Department of Educational Leadership, Sport Studies, and Educational/Counseling Psychology
Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99164