ORSA Summer Outreach


2019: Cleveland State University

Date: Thursday, July 25, 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Registration Info: Click Here

*Heads-up! Registration closes July 18th.

Agenda Information: Click Here
Presentation Proposals: Deadline Passed


Check back soon for more information about this year's Summer Outreach event to be posted as it becomes available.

If you are interested in hosting an ORSA Summer Outreach event, please contact Stephanne Musser at musser.64@osu.edu.



Thank you to Matrix for sponsoring our 2019 Summer Outreach!

Matrix will also be accompanied by Dr. Karlie Intlekofer who will be presenting during Summer Outreach. Check out an overview of her presentation below.

Physical Activity Motivational Strategies: Highlighting the Daily Benefits to Brain Function

Overview: Although the long-term health benefits of regular exercise are well-known, most people are unable to complete regularly-scheduled workouts. By leveraging the latest science of exercise motivation, we can build value for physical activity more effectively and help people form an enduring exercise habit. For instance, studies show that learning about the short-term, daily benefits of an active lifestyle are far more effective for exercise adherence than the long-term health outcomes. By reframing exercise as an opportunity to improve how you feel each day, your facility can encourage a healthy relationship with physical activity and optimize exercise engagement. We will discuss strategies to communicate the research findings, and will highlight the impressive cognitive benefits of exercise that are highly relevant to those in academic settings, including how exercise influences your mood, memory, and attention span.

Presenter Bio. Dr. Karlie Intlekofer is a dedicated fitness advocate. As a former faculty member at the University of Vermont, she has taught neuroscience and behavior courses, and has published research articles and book chapters on the cognitive benefits of physical activity. Her passion in this field is bolstered by her experience as a coach and personal trainer, which gave her the opportunity to work with a wide range of ages and abilities. Karlie integrates evidence-based practices into exercise programming to develop customer solutions as a Global Wellness Researcher at Johnson Fitness & Wellness.