The Murray State department of exercise science is hosting a student health fair today from 4-7 p.m. at the Susan E. Bauernfeind Health and Wellness Center.
The annual event is open to all students and will include several different stations where students can measure their physical health and muscular endurance. Murray State exercise science students and faculty as well as local health professionals will monitor the stations, assisting students in several different health-related tests.
Types of tests include blood pressure, body mass index (BMI), vertical jump, spinal screenings and more. Prizes will be awarded to the winners of certain tests such as the bench press test and sit-up contest. There will also be a raffle for participation.
“I think students have a general idea about the importance of living a healthy life style,” said Veronika Pribyslavska, senior exercise science major and student health fair worker. “With these tests we will be able to give them more specific and detailed information on why it is important or how they can practice healthy life style choices.”
Health professionals scheduled to attend include Jeff Witte, physical therapist assistant of Pro Rehab in Evansville, Ind. Witte will be on hand to conduct a balance test. Judy Lyle, R.N. from Murray State Health Services, will be conducting blood pressure and BMI tests. A representative from Heskett Chiropractic in Murray will also be in attendance to assist with spinal screenings.