Department of Kinesiology, Health, and Sport Science

For the fall semester, the KHSS Department office will be open Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. If you need assistance, please contact the office at 724-357-2771. If an appointment is necessary, it will be scheduled during your call. If you need assistance from one of our faculty, contact them at their email address, located on the Faculty and Staff page.

We wish you the best with your studies in the fall semester.

The Kinesiology, Health, and Sport Science Department is a diverse and interdisciplinary department that offers multiple nationally accredited programs of study designed to promote lifetime health, fitness, and physical activity across the lifespan.

Curriculum requirements are specific to each program of study and include opportunities for student-centered learning and "hands-on" practical experiences. Students learn and apply their skills using up-to-date technology in the classroom and clinical settings. Classes are taught by outstanding faculty members who are active in research and service to their academic disciplines and who are committed to student professional development.

Graduates are prepared to assume leadership roles in a variety of occupational settings, including educational, corporate, medical, and community sites.

Pennsylvania Sports Business Conference

The annual Pennsylvania Sports Business Conference at Indiana University of Pennsylvania will be held on April 17th, 2020.

IUP and Community Programs

The Department of Health and Human Services offers several programs for IUP students, faculty, and staff and for members of the Indiana area community.

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Wachob Publishes on Physical Education Class Size Related to Student Safety and Mental Health

David Wachob, professor in the Department of Kinesiology, Health, and Sport Science, recently published an article, titled "The Impact of Physical Education Class Size on Student Safety and Mental Health," in the TAHPERD Journal. 

Health and Physical Education Student Receives State Education Award

Rachel Horrell, a senior undergraduate student in the Health and Physical Education Teacher Education program, was recognized as the 2021 recipient of the Violet Baumgardner Scholarship Award.

Webinar: Sports Medicine in the COVID-19 Era

Join the IUP Kinesiology, Health, Sports Science Department virtually on Saturday, December 5, at 9:00 a.m. for a discussion on current topics involving sports medicine.

Wachob Publishes Study on Standing Desks and Student On-Task Behavior

David Wachob, associate professor in the Department of Kinesiology, Health, and Sport Science, recently published his study, titled “The Use of Standing Desks to Address On-Task Behavior in Elementary Students,” in the International Journal of Pedagogy and Curriculum.

Exercise Science Students Work with American College of Sports Medicine

Fifty students in the KHSS 285 Group Exercise Instructor and KHSS 286 Personal Training Practicum courses have been provided with a great opportunity to serve as test takers for the newly created PrepU program for the Group Exercise Instructor Certification through the American College of Sports Medicine.