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UT Tyler Seeks Participants for Exercise Research Study

January 3, 2014

Media Contact:  Hannah Buchanan
Public Affairs Specialist
Marketing and Communications
The University of Texas at Tyler
903.565.5769 or 903.539.7196 (cell)

The University of Texas at Tyler Department of Health and Kinesiology is seeking women to participate in an exercise research study, Dr. Pam Martin, College of Nursing and Health Sciences interim dean, announced.

Participants must be 55 years or older and have their physician’s approval.

Those interested must attend one of two orientation sessions scheduled for 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11 in the UT Tyler Herrington Patriot Center.

Designed to improve fitness, balance, vascular health and help prevent osteoporosis, the program will be led by Dr. Joyce Ballard, a well-known exercise physiologist and UT Tyler professor who has had extensive experience conducting exercise programs and osteoporosis research studies with older age groups.

Each participant will be paired with a kinesiology student who will act as a personal trainer. The eight-week morning classes will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays, beginning Feb. 25.

For more information, call Ballard, 903.566.7042.

One of the 15 campuses of the UT System, UT Tyler features excellence in teaching, research, artistic performance and community service. More than 80 undergraduate and graduate degrees are available at UT Tyler, which has an enrollment of more than 7,500 high-ability students. UT Tyler offers courses at its campuses in Tyler, Longview and Palestine as well as a location in Houston.

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