Leslie StengerResponsibilities/Achievements

Leslie Stenger is an assistant professor in the Department of Kinesiology, Health, and Sport Science. Stenger is an ACSM exercise physiologist (ACSM C-EP).

Stenger has more than 25 years of experience in the health and fitness industry. She has served as the program director for two cardiac rehabilitation centers and developed corporate fitness programs to a variety of corporations within the Pittsburgh area. Stenger was also a partner of Fitness Essentials, a personalized training company serving the Pittsburgh area. She also served as the program director for the Health and Fitness Center of the Duquesne Club. Stenger continues to act as a consultant in the health and fitness industry, with a focus on employment engagement, staff training, and hiring procedures.

Stenger has served on the Committee on Certification and Registry Board for the American College of Sports Medicine. Stenger is part of the ACSM project team working with the Chinese Association of Sports Medicine to develop a Personal Fitness Trainer Certificate. Stenger also serves on the Certification Board for PTAGlobal (Personal Training Academy Global). Stenger serves as the academic adviser for the Exercise Science Club and promotes real-life learning opportunities for students outside the classroom.

Research Interests

Stenger is an active member of the American College of Sports Medicine and is a contributor of two chapters in the ACSM's Resources for the Group Exercise Instructor and served as the senior editor for the second edition. She is also the author of "What is Functional/Neuromotor Fitness?" (ACSM's Health and Fitness Journal). An area of interest is the inclusion of those with disabilities within the fitness industry.

Courses Offered

  • KHSS 143 - Physical Well-Being

  • KHSS 143 - Contemporary Women's Wellness

  • KHSS146 - Foundations of Exercise Science

  • KHSS 286 - Personal Training Practicum

  • KHSS 492 - Health and Fitness Instruction


  • Bachelor of Science in physical education from Slippery Rock University

  • Master of Science in exercise science from Slippery Rock University

  • PhD in exercise physiology from the University of Pittsburgh, (ABD)

  • EdD in curriculum and instruction from Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Contact Information

240 Zink Hall

Email: las@iup.edu

Phone: 724-357-4032