KSU Honors Program Alumna, Ashlyn Schwartz, Accepted to Ph.D. Program
Ashlyn Schwartz graduated from the University Honors Program as an Honors Scholar in spring 2015 with an undergraduate degree in Exercise Science.
Currently, Ashlyn is pursuing her
Master's degree at the University of Tennessee where she is studying Kinesiology, with a concentration in Exercise Physiology, and specializing in pediatric exercise physiology. She serves as a graduate assistant for the Center for Physical Activity and Health. She also serves as a research assistant in the Pediatric Exercise Physiology Lab where she studies physical activity assessment in youth, nature based behaviors and physical activity, and the impact of physical activity on executive function in children and adolescents.
received a student research award at the regional SEACSM conference for her thesis study: Playground and Garden Activity Levels in Young Children. She was also elected as a student representative for the SEACSM Executive Board.
Ashlyn will begin her Ph.D. Program at the University of Tennessee in fall 2017 where she will study in the Child and Family Studies Department. She has been given an assistantship and awarded the Tennessee Fellowship for Graduate Excellence. She reflects back on her time with the University Honors Program fondly and says, "The additional requirements of the Honors Program pushed me to develop relationships with professors within my Department which directly facilitated my growth. These connections drove me to take leadership roles in organizations within the University, as well as introduced me to the field of research."