FSC Students & Staff Give Presentation at National Intramural Conference
Three FSC students participated in the National Intramural Recreational Sports Association annual conference in Tampa March 27-30. The students joined Michael McElveen, Associate Director of Wellness Programs, and Alicia Rossow, Assistant Director of Wellness Programs, in giving two presentations at the conference, which is the major conference and expo for recreational sports professionals.
McElveen and Katherine Randolph presented an educational session, “Nutritional Programming in Campus Recreation without a Registered Dietitian on Staff.” The presentation identified state laws that regulate dietitians and nutritionists, discussed how to comply with state regulations to provide safe, legal and effective systems for delivering nutrition information and used the nutrition programming under the Department of Wellness programs as an example. Randolph is a sophomore in the Human Movement and Performance Department, a certified personal trainer through the American Council of Exercise, and a nutrition specialist through the American Academy of Sports Dietitians and Nutritionists.
“It is very rare for an undergraduate student to present an educational session at this national conference,” McElveen said. “With having students doing graduate and professional level work at the undergraduate level, it better prepares our students for the future. Our wellness and recreation programs continue to achieve national recognition and gain a reputation as a big-time program despite our size when compared to larger institutions.”
The FSC Intramural Program was ranked No. 10 in the 2011 Princeton Review in the category “Everyone Plays Intramurals Sports,” which was the highest ranking among colleges in Florida.