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IUP's athletic training programs are preparing students to shine in the sports world

Athletic trainers don't get much publicity, but they're just as important as any other part of sports. They treat everything from blisters to broken bones, from concussions to contusions. At IUP, students learn the skills to land jobs in this growing field.

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.

Exercise Science Club Participates in Race to Anyplace Fundraiser for Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

The Race to Anyplace took place at the Wintergarden at PPG Place in Pittsburgh on Saturday, February 22, 2020. The Exercise Science Majors Club has participated the last 15 years and has raised more than $16, 500 for the cause.

MS Exercise Science Graduate Assistant Receives PASSHE Highmark Graduate Award

Congratulations to Noah Mandel, graduate assistant for the MS Exercise Science program.

Kinesiology Students Support Leukemia and Lymphoma Society by Participating in 20th Race to Anyplace

The Department of Kinesiology, Health, and Sport Science has entered two teams in the Race to Anyplace to Out Pedal Cancer, taking place at the PPG Wintergarden in Pittsburgh on Saturday, February 22.  Please join us in supporting the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society by making a donation to our fundraising campaign.