"As an out of state student from SC, I saw FSU as a place where I could grow and develop, both academically and socially, through its abundant resources. "
Mentoring Multicultural Students Advanced Scholarship
Cerrone Cohen, an Exercise Science major, is a student on the move. Cohen came to FSU from South Aiken High School in South Carolina, and has been excelling as a student and active as a volunteer since.
Cohen served as an intern for the Oak Ridge Institute of Science and Engineering during a recent summer, researching nuclear and chemical technology in a program supported by the U.S. Dept. of Energy and the Dept. of Defense. In 2005, he completed the Mentoring Multicultural Students in the Food and Nutritional Sciences (MEMS) program in the FSU College of Human Sciences, designed to increase the number of multicultural professionals in the fields of nutrition, food and exercise sciences.
As an Exercise Science major, Cohen is also interested in movement as it benefits our health. He completed an Honors Thesis examining how parents’ attitudes toward physical activity affect the exercise habits of their children. His study concludes that the most effective strategy for improving the physical health of children would be to couple improvements in physical education classes in school with education for parents on the benefits of exercise.
Cerrone coupled his interest in physical fitness and children's health by serving for two summers at FSU as a volunteer track and field coach for children with USA Track and Field. And he has demonstrated his own athletic prowess with two victories at FSU’s intramural track and field meet this past spring, winning the 100 and 200 meter dashes with impressive times of 10.97 and 22.36 seconds.
He hopes to continue his efforts to improve people's health attending medical school and becoming a physician.