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Kinesiology program hosts certification course


April 25, 2012

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KANSAS CITY, Mo - - The kinesiology program at Avila University recently hosted a USA Weightlifting Level I-Sports Performance Coach certification course. Thirty-three people participated in the course, including students from Avila’s KN 280: Sports Performance class.

People attended the course from as far away as Texas, Oklahoma, Iowa and Nebraska in addition to Missouri and Kansas. According to Gerald Larson, Ph.D., chair of the Kinesiology Department at Avila, Avila students did a great job and held their own with professionals in the field both in the classroom and weight room.

Upon completing the class and taking the certification exam, all 19 Avila students passed, earning certification. Below is a list of those local students certified:

Terrill Beverly
Dylan Briggs
Angelo Christiano Jr.
Justin Davies
Josh Hewitt
Ish Adrian Kollie
Andrew Korth
Josh Lohkamp
Tomislav Lubenjak
Evan O’Connell
Robert Reiff
Jake Rhoades
Micah Robinson
James Rollins
Christopher Session
Michael Silva
Trey Swager
Larry Wells Jr.
Nick Zavala



Avila University is a private, co-educational, values-based liberal arts institution founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, offering undergraduate, graduate, and adult degree programs. Avila University is located at 119th and Wornall Rd in southwest suburban Kansas City, Mo.