Matthew Bemis recently graduated from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, with a M.S. in Exercise Science. He has also recently completed an internship at Hazelton General Hospital in Pennsylvania working in the Cardiac Rehab Center. Some of his duties included hooking up patients to ECG telemetry system to monitor their heart activity, obtaining resting and exercise blood pressure, and educating patients on exercise safety and ways to live a healthier life.
Throughout school he helped coordinate a study examining the physical fitness and activity levels of young healthy adults. Also, in 2010 he gave a research presentation at the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine Conference in Harrisburg, PA and in 2011 a free-communications presentation at the American College of Sports Medicine National Conference in Denver, CO on the “Assessment of Dietary Creatine in Healthy Adults”.
He is currently finishing an SCA internship in Waco, TX administering visitor use surveys at the Army Corps of Engineers Lakes. This data is being used to better understand how visitors use the park and assist in making important decisions regarding the lakes. Also, he is currently a candidate for a Peace Corps position in Sub-Saharan African doing work with HIV and AIDS.