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Lorenzi Named New Executive Director of National Fraternity

David Lorenzi, associate professor in the Department of Kinesiology, Health, and Sport Science, has been selected as the new executive director of the Phi Epsilon Kappa national fraternity.

Posted on 4/14/2016 7:56:46 AM

Kinesiology Faculty Publish on College Students’ Fitness Center Usage

Joshua Castle, Robert Alman, Robert Kostelnik, and former graduate student Shaina Smith, all from the Department of Kinesiology, Health and Sport Science, recently published an article in the Journal of Physical Education and Sport Management.

Posted on 2/22/2016 7:37:52 AM

Wachob Receives Mabel Lee Award

David Wachob, assistant professor in the Department of Kinesiology, Health, and Sport Science, has been selected to receive the Mabel Lee Award.

Posted on 1/19/2016 11:40:09 AM

Strawser and Wachob Publish on Outcome Measures for School Health Policy

Professional Studies in Education doctoral candidate Cassondra Strawser and David Wachob, Department of Kinesiology, Health, and Sport Science, published “A Review of Current Outcome Measures for School Health Policy Interventions” in Health Behavior and Policy Review.

Posted on 8/20/2015 9:17:42 AM

Kulik Publishes on Quality Physical Education

Keri Kulik, assistant professor in the Department of Kinesiology, Health, and Sport Science, published “Implementation of a Quality Physical Education Program: Are Schools Meeting the Recommendations?” in the upcoming issue of the National Teacher Education Journal.

Posted on 4/9/2015 11:55:32 AM

Wachob and Lorenzi Publish on Sleep Quality in Children with Autism

David Wachob and Dave Lorenzi, Department of Kinesiology, Health, and Sport Science, published an article titled “Influence of Physical Activity on Sleep Quality in Children with Autism” in an upcoming issue of the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.

Posted on 3/16/2015 10:02:58 AM

Wachob Publishes On K-12 Teachers’ Beliefs and Practices

David Wachob, assistant professor in the Department of Kinesiology, Health, and Sport Science, published “Teacher Beliefs and Practices about Learning: Discrepancies in the Field” in the upcoming issue of the International Journal of Pedagogy and Curriculum.

Posted on 2/3/2015 7:51:26 AM

Lorenzi Delivers Keynote at Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance Conference

David Lorenzi, associate professor in the Department of Kinesiology, Health, and Sport Science, was an invited guest at the Vermont State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance 2014 conference.

Posted on 11/19/2014 10:20:29 AM

Wachob and Alman’s Work Accepted for Publication in Book on Child and Adolescent Health Issues

David Wachob and Robert Alman’s paper, “Homeschool Children; Parental Influence,  Cardiovascular Health, and Body composition” has been accepted as a chapter for publication in the book Child and Adolescent Health Issues.

Posted on 10/24/2014 9:45:25 AM

Katchmarchi Awarded National Swimming Pool Foundation Fellowship Award

Adam Katchmarchi, adjunct instructor in the Department of Kinesiology, Health, and Sport Science, has been awarded the National Swimming Pool Foundation Fellowship Award for 2014.

Posted on 10/1/2014 11:43:16 AM

Smith Serves as Delegate at Phi Kappa Phi Biennial Convention

Jonathan Smith, Department of Kinesiology, Health, and Sport Science, represented the IUP chapter of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi at the society’s biennial convention held August 7–9, 2014.

Posted on 9/5/2014 7:32:26 AM

Wachob Publishes on Starting a University-Based K–12 Educational Program

David Wachob, assistant professor in the Department of Kinesiology, Health, and Sport Science, published an article titled “Starting A University-Based K-12 Educational Program for Homeschooling Families” in the Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance.

Posted on 8/27/2014 11:10:29 AM

3 on 3 Basketball Tournament

Join in the friendly competition in a 3 on 3 basketball tournament on Friday, July 25, in Zink Gym B. Sign up in the fitness center as a team or free agent.

Posted on 7/15/2014 10:58:33 PM

July Newsletter: James G. Mill Center for Health and Fitness

Check out this month’s newsletter for tips to have a fun, active, and healthy Fourth of July . . . and some ideas to keep the family entertained the rest of the month!

Posted on 6/29/2014 5:13:54 PM

Wachob and Alman publish in International Journal of Child and Adolescent Health

David Wachob and Robert Alman, Department of Health and Physical Education, published an article titled “Parental Influence on the Cardiovascular Health and Body Composition of Homeschool Children” in the International Journal of Child and Adolescent Health.

Posted on 6/9/2014 7:46:50 AM

Wachob Presents on Homeschooled Children’s Cardiovascular Health

David Wachob, Health and Physical Education Department, presented “Influence of the Parent-Teacher on the Cardiovascular Health and Body Composition of Homeschooling Children” at the American College of Sports Medicine’s 2014 meeting.

Posted on 6/2/2014 9:57:54 AM

May Newsletter for James G. Mill Center for Health and Fitness

See the latest edition of our newsletter here, with information about 5Ks and a way to salute our soldiers through fitness.

Posted on 5/15/2014 12:43:48 AM

Annual James G. Mill 5K Run/Walk This Saturday—Join Us!

The fourth annual 5K takes place Saturday, April 26, at 11:00 a.m. on the Hoodlebug Trail. Registration begins at 10:00 a.m.

Posted on 4/23/2014 6:53:16 PM

Wachob Presents on Pre-Service Teacher Programming

David Wachob, assistant professor in the Health and Physical Education Department, presented “Starting a University-based K-12 Educational Program for Homeschooling Families” at the 127th annual convention of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance.

Posted on 4/1/2014 10:23:14 AM

March Newsletter: James G. Mill Center for Health and Fitness

Download the March newsletter for the James G. Mill Center for Health and Fitness.

Posted on 3/12/2014 3:43:26 PM

Castle Publishes on NCAA Academic Progress Rating

Joshua Castle, Health and Physical Education, published “An Assessment of NCAA Division I Directors of Football Operations Perceptions of Changes in Recruiting and Retention Strategies Due to APR Legislation” in the Journal of Contemporary Athletics.

Posted on 2/12/2014 9:43:56 AM

Wachob Publishes on Physical Literacy

David Wachob, Department of Health and Physical Education, published an article titled “Using Physical Education to Improve Literacy Skills in Struggling Students” in the journal Strategies.

Posted on 2/10/2014 9:36:24 AM

Racchini Discuss Concussions on WTAJ

James Racchini, of IUP’s Health and Physical Education Department, appeared on WTAJ-Altoona on May 15, 2013, to discuss concussions in noncontact sports.

Posted on 6/6/2013 11:51:01 AM

Neely Receives Sport and Physical Education Major of the Year Award

Madeline Neely, student in the Department of Health and Physical Education, was recognized by the National Association for Sport and Physical Education by receiving the Major of the Year Award.

Posted on 5/13/2013 9:06:53 AM

Third Annual 5K Run Results

The third annual 5K was held on Saturday, April 27, 2013, with great weather and a large turnout. The race drew over 60 runners and walkers from all over the Indiana area.

Posted on 5/3/2013 11:24:57 AM

Black is Keynote Speaker for YWCA Sportswomen of the Year Banquet

Christine Black, Health and Physical Education Department, was the guest speaker for the 19th annual YWCA Westmoreland County Sportswomen of the Year banquet, held at the Greensburg Ramada and Conference Center in Greensburg, Pa.

Posted on 4/12/2013 11:13:00 AM

Lorenzi Receives Coppler Award

David Lorenzi, Health and Physical Education, received the third annual Ray Coppler Award, presented annually to a student, faculty, or staff member at IUP in recognition of exemplary contributions to disability education, awareness, and inclusiveness at IUP and in the community.

Posted on 3/27/2013 10:48:52 AM

Rivera Receives Dan Libera National Service Award

José E. Rivera, coordinator for the Athletic Training education program, received the Dan Libera service award from the Board of Certification for Athletic Training at the National Athletic Trainers convention in St. Louis, Missouri, in June 2012.

Posted on 9/6/2012 11:00:30 AM

Pesci Receives External Funding for Advanced Driver Training

Louis Pesci, director of the Highway Safety Center, received a $50,000 funding award from PPL Service Corp. for the project “2012 Advanced Driver Training at Harwood Driving School.”

Posted on 4/11/2012 11:49:37 AM

Looking for New Year’s Resolution Inspiration? Meet Nick and Sherri Yachup

Sherri and Nick Yachup explain their successful weight loss journey at the James G. Mill Center for Health and Fitness.

Posted on 1/5/2012 4:28:25 PM

Lorenzi Receives Multiple Health and Physical Education Professional Awards

Dr. David Lorenzi, Department of Health and Physical Education, received numerous awards from various professional organizations during the 2010–2011 academic year.

Posted on 8/5/2011 1:48:13 PM

Exercise Science Club Raises Funds for Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

Students from the Exercise Science Club participated in the Race to Anyplace stationary bike ride in Pittsburgh, raising over $1,000 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

Posted on 3/14/2011 2:22:20 PM

These Biggest Losers are the Winners

Linda Flack and John Lewis are the winners of the fall 2010 Biggest Loser Contest!

Posted on 12/7/2010 11:06:31 AM

Alumnus Bolster to Speak With Health and Physical Education Students

Former Health and Physical Education student Doug Bolster, recipient of the 2010 Young Alumni Achievement Award, will return to IUP on Monday, November 8, 2010, to speak to student groups, attend an awards luncheon, and visit the facilities in Zink Hall and at the university.

Posted on 11/4/2010 5:27:30 PM

Kostelnik Participates in YMCA Legislative Advocacy Days

Dr. Bob Kostelnik joined over one hundred YMCA CEOs, staff, and board members from across the state for the Legislative Advocacy Days of the Pennsylvania State Alliance of YMCAs in September 2010.

Posted on 11/1/2010 2:21:27 PM

Zink Fitness Center Launches Summer 2010 Promotion

The James G. Mill Center for Health and Fitness is beginning its summer promotion on May 17, but only until May 21, 2010. Discounts and giveaways are a few of the perks that you will receive when you join one the best fitness centers in town!

Posted on 5/6/2010 4:21:21 PM

Sports Management Students Present at National Competition

Health and Physical Education students recently competed at the Scholarly Conference on College Sport, a renowned national case study competition, April 21–23, 2010, at the University of North Carolina. The department was represented by both an undergraduate Sports Administration team and a graduate Sports Management team.

Posted on 5/5/2010 3:57:56 PM

Biggest Loser Announced

The winner of the recent Biggest loser competition at the James G. Mill Center for Health and Fitness is Mary Jo Lyttle.

Posted on 4/28/2010 10:50:35 AM

Kulik to Serve Three-Year Term on Exercise Physiology Academy Committee

Dr. Keri Kulik of the Department of Health and Physical Education was elected to serve a three-year term on the Exercise Physiology Academy Committee of the National Association for Sport and Physical Education.

Posted on 3/29/2010 5:27:16 PM

Pesci Presents at Pennsylvania Teen Driver Safety Alliance Driver Education Forum in Allentown

Dr. Louis Pesci offered three one-hour presentations at the Pennsylvania Teen Driver Safety Alliance Driver Education Forum in Allentown.

Posted on 3/23/2010 1:42:47 PM

Paternostro Bayles Testifies about Bill to License Personal Trainers

Dr. Madeline Paternostro Bayles of the Department of Health and Physical Education testified in early March 2010 before the Maryland State House of Delegates, representing the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM).

Posted on 3/9/2010 10:26:49 AM

Sloniger Receives Medicine Service Award

The 2009 Medicine Service Award was presented to Mark Sloniger of the Department of Health and Physical Education by the Mid-Atlantic Regional Chapter of the American College of Sports.

Posted on 3/2/2010 12:21:23 PM

Zink Fitness Announces Biggest Loser

Lia HoltzThe James G. Mill Center for Health and Fitness has named IUP’s Biggest Loser! Lia Holtz was crowned the champion of the weight-loss competition after a hard-fought battle among competitors.

Posted on 1/7/2010 8:33:15 AM

Exercise Science Graduate Balasekaran Named Secretary-General of ICPESS 2010

Govindasanmy Balasekaran, Ph.D., associate professor at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore and IUP Exercise Science graduate, has been appointed as secretary-general of the 2010 III  International Conference of Physical Education and Sport Science.

Posted on 10/15/2009 4:14:53 PM

Bayles Is Chair of ACSM Committee on Certification and Registry Board

Dr. Madeline Bayles has been appointed to the position of chair of the American College of Sports Medicine’s (ACSM) Committee on Certification and Registry Board.

Posted on 10/15/2009 4:13:50 PM

Students Win Second Place at 2009 Sport Research Conference

IUP Sport Management students won second place in the case study competition at the 2009 College Sport Research Institute Conference at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, April 17, 2009.

Posted on 8/5/2009 10:50:12 PM

Hsiao Promoted to Associate Professor in Health and Physical Education

The faculty in the Department of Health and Physical Education congratulate Richard Hsiao on his promotion to associate professor effective Fall 2009.

Posted on 7/24/2009 3:34:30 PM

IUP Athletic Training Students Win First Place at Quiz Bowl Competion

Three athletic training students representing the Health and Physical Education Department won first place at the 2009 Pennsylvania Athletic Trainers Society Annual Symposium held in Johnstown on June 5, 2009.

Posted on 7/24/2009 3:29:40 PM

Health and Physical Education Student Receives Outstanding Future Professional Award

Kenneth Midgett, a Health and Physical Education major, received the Outstanding Future Professional Award at the 2008 annual convention of the Pennsylvania State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance.

Posted on 2/6/2009 1:52:45 PM

Smith Article Published in Journal of the Association of YMCA Professionals

J.B. Smith’s article “Develop Good Relationships for University Facility Use” appeared in Perspective, the journal of the Association of YMCA Professionals.

Posted on 8/29/2008 8:39:21 AM

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