LECOM Medical Fitness & Wellness Center Speaks to Academy

Posted on February 25, 2013, in Academics, Activities

The General McLane Academy of Arts & Engineering brought in executive director at the LECOM Medical Fitness & Wellness Center Tyler Travis to speak with students last week as part of the medical program’s activities.

Travis spoke to the students about sports medicine and its opportunities beyond high school. Travis explained that sports medicine is one of the more competitive careers in the medical field. He also explained that as health continues to change and the benefits of exercise remain a hot topic, the field is striving for more people to get involved to create programs that overcome all different barriers.

“Physical education is more than just playing sports,” Travis said.

Travis received his Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the Pennsylvania State University, Behrend and his Master’s degree in Clinical Exercise Physiology with a concentration in Cardiac Rehabilitation from Minnesota State University, Mankato. Travis is certified by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) as a Health Fitness Specialist. He is also a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association.

The Academy of Arts & Engineering demonstrates the District’s commitment to excellence in education and offers a competitive educational curriculum for General McLane High School, one of the top schools with strong academics in Erie, PA. The Academy of Arts & Engineering is an enhancement to the District’s mainline curriculum that is specifically tailored for students, grades 10-12, with science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) related careers in mind. The Academy curriculum offers training in the areas of Engineering and Medical Technology in 2012, and expand to include Arts & Humanities in 2013.

The next GM Academy of Arts & Engineering event for both the Medical and Engineering Program is scheduled for March 20, 2013 from 10:45 – 11:25 a.m. General McLane’s Mike Kozuchowsky will host a problem solving activity. For more information, please contact Dan Mennow.