IUP Kinesiology Health and Sport Science Take on Taiwan

Posted on 10/4/2017 12:05:25 PM

Two Kinesiology, Health, and Sport Science faculty members (Richard Hsiao and Joshua Castle) and two KHSS graduate students (Kelly Anthony and Brianne Lenhart) presented their research at the international FISU (International University Sports Federation) World Conference on Development through Sport held in Taipei, Taiwan, August 27–30, 2017.

Their research presentations were as follows:

Richard Hsiao’s research presentation was titled “The Investigation of Client Satisfaction Level Among Older Adult Members of a University-Based Fitness Center.” The purpose of this study was to investigate the satisfaction levels of older adult members at the James G. Mill Fitness Center, which is located in Zink Hall at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Joshua Castle’s research presentation was titled “Factors that Affect the Usage of Fitness and Recreation Centers by Students on College Campuses.” The purpose of this study was to determine the factors that influence why students attend or do not attend the fitness and recreation centers provided to them on campus.

Kelly Anthony’s research presentation was titled “Assessment of Motivation and Grit in Individuals Who Exercise at a Division II Fitness Facility.” Her study was centered on the disturbing fact that, although the numerous benefits of exercise are readily available to the general public, people still choose to remain sedentary. She wanted to figure out the sources of motivation that influence individuals to exercise. A secondary objective was to explore the impact grit has in terms of influencing individuals to exercise.

Brianne Lenhart’s research presentation was titled “Analysis of Factors that Influence Satisfaction of Fans at Division II Basketball Games.” The purpose of her study was to analyze factors that influence satisfaction of fans at Division II basketball games.

Both Kelly and Brianne’s research was conducted as part of their master’s theses in sport management. Brianne will graduate in December with dual master’s degrees in Sport Management and Employment and Labor Relations. Kelly is also working on dual master’s degrees in Sport Management and Business Administration and will graduate in summer 2018.

Brianne Lenhart, Richard Hsiao, FISU President Oleg Matytsin, Joshua Castle, and Kelly Anthony

Pictured, from left: Brianne Lenhart, Richard Hsiao, FISU President Oleg Matytsin, Joshua Castle, and Kelly Anthony attending FISU 2017 held in Taipei, Taiwan, August 27–30.