Cuba High School’s Anatomy and Physiology class get a hand’s on experience during a visit to UNM’s Exercise Science program

April 2017

Ten Cuba High School (CHS) students from Ms. Olivia Casaus’ Anatomy and Physiology class visited the University of New Mexico’s Exercise Science department on April 24. CHS students received a tour from UNM graduate students Roberto Nava and Jeremiah McCormick, both who currently conduct research in the exercise science lab.

CHS students were able to do a hands-on activity in two labs. One CHS student volunteered to run on a treadmill to calculate his maximal oxygen consumption, known as VO2 max, along with a strength measurement test.

During the students’ lunch, Tamara Clover, a recruiter from UNM’s BA/MD program presented. Students’ anatomy knowledge was challenged in a quick anatomy game ice breaker, followed by a brief presentation the BA/MD program and other health care degree options

The Science Around Us would like to thank Ms. Casaus for allowing us to plan a trip for her class and the CHS anatomy class for being so courteous, kind, and respectful. And thanks to the CHS student volunteer who ran his heart out to show his classmates how to use lab equipment!