Beyond MU: Lifelong Learning will host a webinar titled “Life After Sports – Benefits, Challenges, and Opportunities,” on Wednesday, March 22, at noon.
Have you ever wondered about the long-term health of college or professional athletes after they retire from sports? What are the health and career benefits of high-level sport? What are the long-term implications of sport-related injury? What challenges do athletes face as they transition to life after sport? These and other questions inspire the research of Marquette’s Life After Sport Trajectories (LAST) Lab within the university’s Athletic and Human Performance Research Center, directed by clinician-scientist and assistant professor of physical therapy, Dr. Jacob J. Capin. Supported by a prestigious NIH Director’s Early Independence Award, Capin’s research focuses on long-term health in athletes with the goal of improving health in midlife and beyond. This Beyond MU program will provide an overview of the research that drives the LAST lab and a panel discussion of several key stakeholders.
This webinar will feature:
- Dr. Jacob Capin, PT, DPT, MS, assistant professor of physical therapy in the College of Health Sciences and director of the Life After Sport Trajectories (LAST) Lab at Marquette University
- Kareeda Chones-Aguam, Comm ’98, senior vice president of partner strategy and management, Milwaukee Bucks; former Marquette women’s basketball player
- Lindsey Mirkes, H Sci ’21, Grad ’22, MS, research technician in the Life After Sport Trajectories Lab; former Marquette track and field student-athlete who holds the school record for the high jump
- Carolyn Smith, MD, associate clinical professor of exercise science in the College of Health Sciences and team physician, Intercollegiate Athletics at Marquette
- Taylor Wolf, BS, SPT, Doctor of Physical Therapy student; student research technician in the Life After Sport Trajectories Lab; former Marquette volleyball student-athlete and 2021 Big East Co-Player of the Year
- James Wright, special education teacher and head coach for girls basketball at Shorewood High School; former college basketball player