Jacksonville Bachelors of Science in Sports Medicine and Fitness Technology students are taking the principles of research out of the classroom and into the real world as they conduct a pilot study on the effects of energy drink consumption on a 1.5 mile run aerobic capacity assessment.


The students are learning the process involved in performing scientific research as part of their Research Methods in Health and Human Performance course. As a way of demonstrating how experiments are run, Mr. Graifer and his students have decided to put previous research to the test in order to determine if popular energy drinks serve as performance enhancing substances for aerobic fitness.