In December 2021, Dave Dyer, a recent graduate of UConn’s Exercise Prescription (ExRx) Online Graduate Certificate, used what he learned in his classes to present on the “Influence of Exercise on Retired Adults.” Mr. Dyer presented his final project of the semester to over 100 seniors from Mystic and Stonington, CT. Throughout the presentation Dave synthesized and applied what he learned in KINS 5595: Special Topics in Exercise Prescription to illuminate and inspire attendees concerning the proven health benefits of regular exercise, recommended volume and type, and strategies to get started. Dave emphasized how exercise is medicine by supporting overall health, quality of life, and well-being. By taking KINS 5595, the last class in the UConn ExRx program, Dave was able to relate the topics discussed in class to his final KINS 5595 presentation and use this knowledge to share the benefits of exercise with others. Mr. Dyer made a difference in the lives of many and that’s an amazing thing to do.
The courses in the ExRx online certificate convey vital lessons about the importance of exercise and its ability to benefit physical, mental and overall well being. Dr. Linda Pescatello states, “Dave is an excellent example of the diversity and type of student that take the ExRx certificate program.”