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Dr. Robert Kostelnik


  • B.S. in Health and Physical Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • M.A. in Exercise Physiology from University of Pittsburgh
  • Ph.D in Athletic Administration from University of Pittsburgh


Dr. Robert Kostelnik is an associate professor in the undergraduate and graduate Sport Management academic program. He is the coordinator of the undergraduate and graduate programs.

His professional experience includes more than 18 years as a junior college athletic director, director of wellness/fitness, and director of student life.

He also has five years of experience as an academic division chairperson for the business/social science/culinary instructional division.

Dr. Kostelnik is the internship coordinator for the Sport Management program and supervises both undergraduate and graduate student interns each semester.

He has an interest in curriculum development and revision. He is board secretary for the Outside In School, an organization which works with troubled youth. He also serves as a board member of the Greensburg YMCA.


His research interests are aggression and violence in sports, liability isssues in sport, athletic coaching, youth sports, and the physiological response of sports officials and coaches during events.

He also has an interest in health status changes that occur among college students. He has presented numerous times at professional conferences at the state and national levels.


Courses Offered:

  • HPED 292 Introduction to Sport Management
  • HPED 335 Athletic Coaching
  • HPED 442 Senior Seminar
  • HPED 602 Sport Phsycology
  • HPED 637 Sport Facilities Management

Contact Information:

  • Kinesiology, Health, and Sport Science Department
  • Zink Hall, Room 225
    1190 Maple Street
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-2771
  • Fax: 724-357-3777
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.