Balancing Coaching Career Goals and Personal Well-Being, with Tommy Stucky – Podcast
If you have recently been actively engaged with Life University Athletics, chances are you are well acquainted with Tommy Stucky, Director of Student Athlete Performance. Stucky has coached comprehensive strength and conditioning to athletes of many levels and countless sports, constantly adapting strategies to support students to play, feel and perform their best. Stucky gets real about the challenges of making a career as an athletic coach and how he has sought to strike a balance.
Taking stock of Life University’s history and Athletic growth, with Dr. Keith Rau – Podcast
Dr. Keith Rau is a long-term faculty member and D.C. alumnus who currently serves as an Assistant Professor for the Sport Health Science department. He has quite an up-close view of Life University history and how the Athletics programs and Sports Health Science programs have grown over time.
Personal Injury Experience, Recovery Contextualizing Exercise Science with Tyrell Simmons – Podcast
Tyrell Simmons is a B.S in Exercise Science student and Life U Men’s Wrestling team member. He discusses his ability to overcome adversity while recovering from injuries prior to returning to the sport he loves, as well as how his experiences helped to give more meaning to what he is learning in Exercise Science.
The Relationship Between Depression, Healthy Lifestyle & Social Media
A study was recently published surrounding the relationship between depression, healthy lifestyle behaviors and internet addiction in a university-aged student population. Titled “The relationship between depression, healthy lifestyle behaviors and internet addiction: a cross-sectional study of the athlete university students in Turkey”, this compelling study conducted by Frontiers in Psychology demonstrates interesting parallels related to athletic participation, depression and internet overuse.
Research as a means to address deep questions, with Dr. Christie Kwon – Podcast
Dr. Christie Kwon has been exploring various paths of meaningful research for much of her career. She is a full-time faculty member and Research Chair at Life University, among other vital roles inside and outside of the University. Today she joins this special research series with Dr. Veronica Garcia-Chapparo and co-host Erin Gilligan to discuss the importance of defining what questions a researcher would personally like to have answered, as a personal connection to a research topic makes the task that much more tangible.
Going Green on Halloween? How to be Eco-Conscious with Holiday Decorating
Here at Life University (Life U), we are all about positive impact and how to leave the world better than we found it. We even have an amazing B.A. in Human Ecology program focused entirely on studying an awareness and advocacy around the 21st century’s pressing complex social and environmental problems. This effects even how we might approach fun and seemingly frivolous activities, such as Halloween.
Creating balance as student athletes, embracing diversity, academic rigor and growth with Stan Vandierendonck – Podcast
Stan Vandierendonck is a shining example of the dedication and passion exhibited among many of Life University’s International students. Vandierendonck is from Belgium, and he sincerely enjoys the rich diversity of many of the soccer teams he has played on, having the privilege to play alongside people from all over the world and Life University (Life U) is no different. Vandierendonck currently serves on the Life U Men’s Soccer team as Captain and as a mid-fielder. He is currently completing a B.S in Interdisciplinary Studies, and he has previously received degrees as a B.S in Psychology and a B.S in Computer Information Systems and Technology (CIST).
Unpacking ASMR: What exactly is it, and is it an effective sleep or relaxation tool?
You probably heard of ASMR in passing, but it can be a little hard to explain for those that haven’t experienced it. It is commonly used in a similar fashion to white noise or nature sounds to promote relaxation and/or to lull a restless mind into sleep.
Psychology and leadership through a positive and holistic approach, with Dr. Michael Amos – Podcast
Dr. Michael D. Amos, PsyD, PCC., is a doctor of psychology, author, speaker, executive coach, and entrepreneur. At Life University, he serves as a Professor of Undergraduate Psychology. He is the founder of Renovatio Leadership Institute, a training institute for the development of Optimal human performance and self-leadership development.