Center for Sports Science and Research

Dr. Hayden Gerhart, Director
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Zink Hall
1190 Maple Street
Indiana, PA 15705

Phone: 724-357-5508
Fax: 724-357-2771

The Center for Sports Science and Research serves IUP and the surrounding community in providing lifestyle interventions.

Specifically, the center provides the following services:

  • Disease and health education programs (including but not limited to weight management, stress management, smoking cessation)
  • Personalized fitness/health screenings and assessment (including but not limited to cholesterol, diabetes, and blood pressure screening, and fitness assessments)
  • Specialized fitness intervention programs (including but not limited to exercise strategies for high risk populations)
    • Exercise programming for at-risk populations
    • Strength and Conditioning programs for high school athletes
    • School age children
  • Educational and research opportunity partnerships with school systems, healthcare organizations and local businesses
    • PIAA Weight/Body Composition Appeal Site for high school wrestling

Service area and target populations:

  • IUP students, faculty, administrators, and staff
  • Family members of IUP faculty, administrators, and staff
  • Residents of Indiana County and surrounding counties
  • School districts in Western Pennsylvania
  • Employees of business operations in the service area

The center features state-of-the-art equipment, including:

  • BodPod (body composition)
  • Hydrostatic Weighing (body composition)
  • Cholestech (full lipid panel testing with fasting glucose)
  • Metabolic Analysis for peak exercise and resting basal metabolic rate
  • Blood Lactate Testing

The fee for the programs and classes offered by the Center are based upon the associated expenses for operation.