Dr. Keri S. KulikKeri S. Kulik is a professor in the Department of Kinesiology, Health and Sport Science.

Education and Certifications

  • BS in Biology from Pennsylvania State University
  • MS in Exercise Physiology from the University of Pittsburgh
  • Teacher Certification K-12 Health and Physical Education, Mid-level Science, and Biology from Midwestern State University
  • PhD in Exercise Physiology from the University of Pittsburgh

Responsibilities and Achievements

Keri Kulik teaches in the undergraduate and graduate Health and Physical Education Teacher Education programs. Kulik is a certified teacher in health and physical education, general science, and biology. She also holds several national certifications, including certified strength and conditioning specialist from the National Strength and Conditioning Association, physical best certification, and Google Educator certification.

Kulik has been teaching in higher education since 2008 and has taught at IUP and Saint Francis University. Prior to her career in higher education, she worked in the public school systems in Pennsylvania and Texas as a teacher and coach. In addition to her background in education, Kulik has served as the fitness and wellness director for a medical wellness facility and co-owns a private strength and conditioning company. Additionally, she has worked for several health care systems on research grants aimed at improving the health and fitness of children and adolescents.

Research and Scholarship

Professor Kulik was recently appointed to the international research team, the COVID Stress Network, and is a collaborating partner in their ongoing research. Her other research interests include child and adolescent health and fitness through lifestyle modification and increased physical activity, particularly in the school-based setting. In addition to her research, Kulik recently served as the Pennsylvania state director for the National Strength and Conditioning Association and was an elected member of the Executive Board for the Pennsylvania State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. Kulik also actively serves on several university, college, and department-level committees at IUP.

Courses Offered

  • KHSS 135 Careers in Kinesiology
  • KHSS 143 Health and Wellness
  • KHSS 218 Teaching Secondary Physical Education
  • KHSS 316 Teaching Elementary Health Education
  • KHSS 325 School and Community Health
  • KHSS 341 Evaluation in Health and Physical Education
  • KHSS 426 Health Science Instruction
  • KHSS 442 Senior Seminar: Health and Physical Education
  • KHSS 481 Professional Growth and Development in Education
  • EDUC 421 Student Teaching
  • EDUC 441 Student Teaching
  • KHSS 581 Professional Growth and Development in Education
  • KHSS 526 Health Science Instruction
  • KHSS 675 Using Technology for Assessment in Health and Physical Education
  • KHSS 655 Health and Fitness for Elementary School Children
  • KHSS 680 Seminar
  • KHSS 698 Internship

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