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Education and Certifications

  • BS in Health and Physical Education from Lock Haven University
  • MS in Exercise Science from California University of Pennsylvania
  • DEd in Curriculum and Instruction from Indiana University of Pennsylvania *Instruction II Teacher Certification K-12 Health and Physical Education and Middle-Level Mathematics

Dr. Jennifer L. Rudella, assistant professor in the Department of Health and Physical Education, has been a faculty member at IUP since her appointment in Fall 2013. Dr. Rudella is co-advisor of the Health and Physical Education Majors club and her research interests include fitness testing, lifetime fitness goals, finding ways to promote lifelong fitness, and student motivation.

Courses regularly taught by Dr. Rudella include HPED 143 Physical Activity and Well-Being, HPED 316 Teaching Elementary Health, HPED 318 Preprofessional Experience I, HPED 209 Motor Behavior, HPED 217 Teaching Middle School Physical Education, HPED 242 Emergency Health Care, and HPED 675 Fitness Technology in Health and Physical Education.

Dr. Rudella is a certified health and physical education teacher and currently holds an Instructional II permanent teaching certification from Pennsylvania. Prior to her IUP career, Jennifer was a health and physical education teacher at a rural school district. D uring her five years in public school teaching, she taught elementary physical education, adapted physical education, high school health education, high school physical education, and lifetime fitness.

Dr. Rudella completed her undergraduate degree at Lock Haven University in the Health and Physical Education program. Her master’s degree in Exercise Science was completed at California University of Pennsylvania, and her doctorate degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Indiana University of Pennsylvania was completed in May 2013.

  • 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.