Highlights from this Year’s Capstone Festival which Will Take Place on Friday, May 18th
The department of Kinesiology at Cal State Monterey Bay states that “the fitness, health and wellbeing of individuals creates the foundation for the success of our society and economy.” It is a major that many student-athletes study here at CSUMB and nationwide. This semester, capstone projects by seniors Alex Vespremi (Water Polo) and Jaime Moon (Softball) highlight what KIN teaches through a more specific lens through research.
Vespremi’s project is on hypoxic training which is the practice of oxygen restriction when holding breath under water for swimmers. Through her research she found that training your breath control to take fewer breaths during a race can be done but should be done through structured training. Otherwise, it can be a very dangerous practice.
Moon’s project covered the effects of exercise on Alzheimer’s Disease. Her paper shows that exercise can help in the prevention of the course of the disease as well as with the side effects that come with both Alzheimer’s and dementia. Moon became interested in the topic through being an active volunteer for the elderly at Sunrise Senior Living in Monterey.
You can see these projects on display and more at the Kinesiology Capstone Festival held from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at the University Ballroom on Friday, May 18th.