The Excellence in Graduate Study Award is given to a single student within the graduate program in Exercise and Sport Sciences who, through academic and professional activities, embodies the professional and educational aspirations implicit in the major.
Taylor M. Larkin
Excellence in Graduate Study Award
From a young age, I have maintained a strong interest in science and the human body, and eventually chose to pursue these interests in college. After earning my undergraduate degree in health and exercise science from Syracuse University, I knew I wanted to further my knowledge and understanding of exercise physiology. This led me back to my hometown of Ithaca, NY, for graduate school. I was drawn to Ithaca College for both the academic and professional opportunities that the school offered.
During my time here, I have grown academically through challenging and rewarding coursework, I have gained clinical skills by helping conduct exercise tests on members of the community, and I have developed as a professional by working in the Department of Exercise Science and Athletic Training office and on a variety of other tasks and projects. All of these opportunities have made my time at Ithaca College truly unique and formative. I leave feeling fortunate and grateful to have spent two years learning academically, professionally, and personally from faculty, staff, and colleagues and I have no doubt that all of the things Ithaca College has given me will continue to be of value as I move forward in life.
Academic Achievements and Personal Highlights
- Alpha Eta Honor Society
- Graduate Assistant, Anatomy & Physiology
- Thesis work, “The effect of sprint interval duration and training frequency on VO2max”
- Robert C. Colbert Wellness Clinic Exercise Testing Specialist
- Student Office Assistant, Department of Exercise Science and Athletic Training
- Guest Lecturer, Female Athlete Triad & Substrate Selection