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Smith and Alvarez analyze sports culture

Kellie Galentine Assistant LV Life Editor Head softball coach Julie Smith and Paul Alvarez, director of the Athletic Training Education Program, spoke at the International Studies Institute’s Hot Spots lecture Thursday about the effect of politics upon international sports. The lecture, entitled “International Sports: Athletic Achievement or Political Football?” took place in the President’s... 

Study analyzes athlete relaxation

Study analyzes athlete relaxation
Megan Granquist, above, and Sarah Dunn present their research results during the faculty titled “The Effects of Relaxation Training on Stress Indicators in Trained and Untrained Individuals,” Monday. The pair conducted a study of 60 cortisol profiles. / photo by Mitchell Aleman Monique Parra Staff Writer Assistant professors of movement and sports science Sarah Dunn and Megan Granquist discussed... 

Massage with a message

Massage with a message
Junior Jessica Gerard stops by to get a massage from Ariel Guldstrand, a junior athletic training major, outside the Athletic Pavilion on Tuesday. The Athletic Training Student Club hosted a fundraiser in the Johnson Family Plaza for the Brain Injury Association of California to help raise awareness, educate about injuries and advocate for those affected by brain injuries. Massages were priced at a... 

Megan Granquist shares view on pure sport

Megan Granquist shares view on pure sport
Megan Granquist earned a bachelor’s degree from Pacific Lutheran University, a master’s from University of Oregon and a doctorate from University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Granquist, a Seattle native, has been an assistant professor of movement and sports science at La Verne for three years and teaches a few sports psychology classes at ULV. / photo by Warren Bessant Kristen Campbell Editor... 

Community runs for fun at Homecoming

Nolasco Pesina Staff Writer The gun went off on Saturday morning at Sneaky park and students, faculty and members of the community headed down D Street, for the 5k Community Fun Run, put on by the University’s athletic training education program. “We want to raise community awareness of fitness and the athletic training student club,” Paul Alvarez, professor of movement and sports science, said. The... 

Paul Alvarez shares stories from Serbia

Paul Alvarez shares stories from Serbia
Paul Alvarez is the chairman of the Movement and Sports Science Department and has been teaching at La Verne since 1987. He explains that athletic training provides a variety of options for careers and internships. Besides teaching athletic training, Alvarez also enjoys sports and landscape photography, as well as spending time with his wife and two sons. He will be attending his second World University... 

MSS professor Marilyn Oliver has new insight on ACL injuries

MSS professor Marilyn Oliver has new insight on ACL injuries
“A Sabbatical Saga: Frustrating, Formative, and Fulfilling” was the title of Marilyn Oliver’s faculty lecture Monday. Oliver, professor of movement and sports science, explained how her sabbatical helped her to become an expert at the video analysis software Dartfish. Oliver demonstrated the software and its utility for instructors athletes and researchers. / photo by Jakeh Landrum Michael Phillips LV Life... 

Alvarez talks perceptions of U.S.

Alvarez talks perceptions of U.S.
On his first trip outside the United States, Paul Alvarez professor of movement and sports science, served as athletic trainer for the United States International University Sports Federation competition hosted by Serbia. The event, held in Belgrade in July, is an international competition for collegiate athletes. Alvarez will join Team USA again for next year’s competition in China. / photo by... 

Accreditation extended for athletic trainers

Michael Escañuelas Staff Writer The athletic training education program recently received a renewal of its national accreditation for an additional 10 years. The program, which was headed by Marilyn Oliver during the application process, will now hold national accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education through 2019, extending its certification from 2001. “This... 

Granquist details injury rehab

Granquist details injury rehab
Megan Granquist, assistant professor of movement and sports science, presented a lecture on athletic training and rehabilitation in the President’s Dining Room on Monday. Granquist’s topic was rehabilitation adherence and the measurement scale for an athlete’s ability and desire to respond to physical rehabilitation after an injury. / photo by Christopher Guzman The ‘will to heal’... 
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