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Dr. Joshua L. Castle

  • Josh Castle

    Dr. Joshua L. Castle


    • BS in Kinesiology from Pennsylvania State University
    • MS in Sport Studies/Sports Administration from Indiana University of Pennsylvania
    • PhD in Sports Administration and minor in Business from University of New Mexico


    Dr. Castle taught Health to grades 4, 6, and 8. He also taught physical education to grades K-8. Joshua Castle was a volunteer assistant coach with the Penns Valley High School track and field team. He is the advisor for the Sport Management Club and cochair to the IUP Sports Business Conference. Dr. Castle is linked to the HPED Technology Committee, Undergraduate Curriculum Committee, Graduate Curriculum Committee, Temporary Faculty Committee, and Senate Representative.


    Both Joshua Castle and Robert Kostelnik wrote a paper on the impact of intercollegiate athletic success on the future freshman application pool at Division II universities. It appears in the Journal of Issues in Intercollegiate Athletics. Also, Castle and Barnes were involved with commentary on APR changing football recruiting and retention. It appears on the National Collegiate Athletic Association website.

    Presentations Dr. Castle was involved in include:

    • 2012 NCAA Scholarly Colloquium: Poster Presentation on January 10, 2012 located at Indianapolis Convention Center in Indianapolis, IN on "The Football "9 Credit Rule": The Impact on Academic Advising"
    • 2011 CSRI Conference: Poster Presentation on April 22, 2011 located at the University of North Carolina on "Is there a "Fluite Effect" at NCAA Division II Institutions?"
    • 2011 CSRI Conference on April 20, 2011 located at the University of North Carolina on "The APR's Impact on College Football"
    • 2011 AFCA Convention on January 10, 2011 located at Hilton Anatole at the DFO General Meeting in Dallas, TX on "The Impact of the APR on NCAA Division I Football Recruiting and Retention Strategies"
    • 2008 NMAHPERD Conference on October 17, 2008 located at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, NM on "What Every High School Coach should know about the National Letter of Intent"

    Courses Offered:

    • HPED 143 Health and Wellness
    • HPED 209 Motor Behavior
    • HPED 292 Introduction to Sports Management
    • HPED 320 Managing Facilities and Events in Sport
    • HPED 460 Law and Issues in Managing Sport
    • HPED 481 Anatomy and Physiology for Sport and Exercise

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