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First Lecture Series with Hawley Almstedt, Ph.D., R.D.N.

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Hawley Almstedt, R.D.N., associate professor in the Department of Health and Human Sciences, discusses exercise as medicine.

Imagine going to the doctor for an ailment and, instead of getting a prescription for pills, getting a prescription for exercise. This concept of exercise as medicine is what excites Hawley Almstedt, R.D.N, associate professor in the Department of Health and Human Sciences. Almstedt studies how diet and exercise contribute to optimal skeletal health. To learn more about her research into the ideal exercise prescription, watch this informative video.

At freshmen orientation 2016, incoming students got a taste of some of the research topics that fuel Seaver faculty members. Dubbed the “First Lecture Series,” faculty members from different disciplines spoke about why they love their field, what topics of research intrigue them, and what types of projects they are working on.

Why is research important to students? Research is a staple of the Seaver student experience. It helps students grow as scholars and as individuals. From the moment they are accepted to the university, students are encouraged to participate in research.