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TWU’s Institute for Women’s Health to host Grand Opening of new

Exercise and Sports Nutrition Clinic on Nov. 8




Texas Woman’s University will host a grand opening for the new Exercise and Sports Nutrition Clinic.  The invitation-only celebration includes the Power of a Healthy Woman Premier Lecture, “The Fat, Facts and Fiction of Exercise,” presented by Dr. Charlotte “Barney” Sanborn, professor and chair of the TWU Department of Kinesiology and research professor for the TWU Institute for Women’s Health.  The lecture begins at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, and will be followed by a reception and open house at the new clinic.


The purpose of clinic, which is part of the Wellness and Sport Evaluation Program in the TWU Institute for Women’s Health, is to provide quality, affordable health and fitness assessments for the Denton community.  The program is designed to enhance the health awareness of the TWU and Denton communities through individual assessments, education and resources to make healthy changes for life.  Demonstrations of these assessments, including cardiorespiratory fitness and nutritional assessments, will take place during the open house celebration.


The Power of a Healthy Woman Premier Lecture begins at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8 in room 301 of the Administration Conference Tower (ACT), located on Administration Drive on TWU’s Denton campus.  The reception and open house will follow at 7 p.m. in the Exercise and Sports Nutrition Clinic, located in room 011 of the Human Development Building.  For a map of the campus, visit www.twu.edu/maps.asp.


The Exercise and Sports Nutrition Clinic is designed to offer both health-related and sport performance-related information to women and men in the Denton community.  Individuals will be assessed for risk of developing common lifestyle-related diseases such as cardiovascular disease, obesity and diabetes.  A weight management program also has been developed to aid individuals who want to incorporate diet and exercise to manage weight in a safe and supportive manner.

The clinic will be staffed with professionals from the fields of dietetics, exercise physiology and exercise and sports nutrition.  Testing will be performed by graduate students from the exercise and sports nutrition master’s program, under the supervision of professional staff.  Students will use the program to develop skills and techniques while providing a valuable service to the community.

Services will be provided free of charge to Texas Woman’s University students and at a reduced cost to TWU faculty and staff, and to students of the University of North Texas and North Central Texas College (Corinth and Gainesville campuses).  Costs to the public range from $10 to $100 for individual services and from $100 to $275 for wellness and sport packaged services.

Revenues generated from the evaluations will be used to continue the evaluation program and to support researchers and students in their research activities at the Institute for Women’s Health.

The clinic will open to the public on Nov. 13.




Media Contact:

Karen Garcia
Senior Writer
Tel: (940) 898-3456
e-mail: kgarcia@twu.edu

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