OLMA Students Uncover Science Behind Sports Injuries

By March 6, 2018 OLMA Headlines

On Monday, March 5, OLMA’s Exercise Science class showcased the research they did on some of the most common sports injuries.  Taking a conference-style approach, students presented information on an injury of their choice.  Each student explained the injury and what causes it, as well as how to prevent and treat it.

Exercise Science, a new course offered to juniors and seniors this year, is the study of exercise, nutrition, general health and fitness.  “We look at all facets of a healthy lifestyle and how one impacts another,” said Mrs. Nicole Donovan, Exercise Science Teacher.  “We practice techniques for training safely and discuss how best to fuel and care for our bodies.  We also talk about the consequences, both short- and long-term, of making poor choices when it comes to our health.”

Located in Newfield, Our Lady of Mercy Academy is South Jersey’s premier Catholic high school for young women. Through a challenging academic curriculum, diverse extra-curricular program, hands-on leadership experience, and the spirit of sisterhood, OLMA students thrive and are forever bonded in faith and friendship. For more information, visit the OLMA website at www.olmanj.org, or call (856) 697-2008.