Young Athletes Trained in Proper Technique at Monthlong Day Camp

Published 07.06.2015

Nursing & Health Sciences

John M. Arrigonie, exercise science faculty member, makes sure that participants are properly using the cardio equipment.Campers are introduced to weight training with the college's Precor machines.Upper-body stretching in the free-weight labArrigonie shows participants proper leg-press technique.Youngsters learn the correct way to bench press.A four-week summer program for student-athletes, based on National Strength and Conditioning Association guidelines and taught by exercise science faculty from the School of Health Sciences, continues through July 15. The Youth Training for Athletic Development Camp comprises a morning session for 15- to 17-year-olds and a midday one for youngsters 12 to 14. Penn College's exercise science major, being offered under that new name starting this fall, is the only such associate-degree program in Pennsylvania to be recognized by the NSCA.