Meet our team of professional and dedicated staff members who are all current students enrolled in academic programs of study at IUP. Please let us know how we can help in your quest for health and fitness.
Each year in August, a new management team steps in to begin their professional journey in the fitness center. These individuals are also graduate students earning their master’s degrees from the Kinesiology, Health, and Sports Science Department. They
are pursuing degrees with concentrations either in Sport Management, Exercise Science, or Sport Studies.
In addition to a new management team each academic year, the fitness center is staffed with interns and student workers.
Each semester, towards the end of August and January, you will see the new faces of undergraduate students pursuing Sport Administration degrees completing their internship experiences in the fitness center.
There are also student workers with various backgrounds and interests who add to our staff in a variety of ways as fitness instructors, personal trainers, or fitness and membership attendants. Please welcome new faces, and don’t be afraid to ask questions
as we get to know you!
Richard Hsiao, PhD, MBA, MS
ProfessorCoordinator, MS in Sport Management and M.S. in SportStudiesDirector, James G. Mill Center for Health and FitnessDepartment of Kinesiology, Health & Sport ScienceZink Hall 115Tel: 724-357-0123
Hometown: Reading, PA
Program: Sports Studies
Background: Kendra completed her undergrad here at IUP and got her bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science in May of 2020. She will be getting her master's degree in Sport Studies, and she hopes to be a coach or a part of a strength and conditioning facility one day. In her free time she enjoys being outside or hanging out with family and friends when possible.
Interesting Fact: A fun fact about her is that she has two German Shepherds and a bunny rabbit.
Hometown: Kane, PA
Master’s Program: Sports Management
Background: Jack attended IUP for his undergrad in Finance and decided to pursue a Master’s in Sports Management. With this there are several different things he would like to do whether that is financials/ analytics for a sports organization or work his way up to a general management position someday.
Hometown: Wexford, PA
Master's Program: Sports Management
Background: Matt did his undergrad at IUP, getting a bachelor's in Business Management with a minor in Economics. He hopes to go into a career in collegiate or professional athletics, hoping one day to work
in the front office for an NFL franchise.
Hometown: Yilan, Taiwan
Background: Summer is a Taiwanese graduate student in a dual degree program of IUP and University of Taipei. She has studied in Sport Science, Sport Studies track and MBA at IUP. Summer also got the certificate of Physical Therapist in Taiwan after completing her bachelor’s degree at College of Medicine, Chang Gung University. Future plan is to develop a better system of sports medicine and sport industry in Taiwan.
Hometown: Chambersburg, PA
Master's Program: Exercise Science
Background: Elise earned her undergraduate degree at IUP and was
fortunate enough to spend her internship at the Pittsburgh VA working with in-patient occupational therapy. The VA helped Elise find her niche working with
veterans. She hopes to obtain a degree in occupational therapy after completing
her Master here in Indiana. In her free time, Elise enjoys playing with her
1-year-old boxer puppy (Harper), lifting weights, painting, hitting the golf
course, or watching sports. Her favorite food is her mom’s homemade hog maw; have
you had hog maw before? She looks forward to getting to know each and
every one of you personally!
Interesting Fact: Elise was a competitive dancer growing up but
still enjoys going country line dancing when she’s back home in Chambersburg.
Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
Undergraduate Program: Sports Administration
Background: Aaron played football team at IUP and he also ran track. He enjoys hanging out with friends, playing video games and working out.
Hometown: Wellsville, PA
Undergraduate Program: Sports Management
Background: Andrew is a fifth-year sport management major aiming to graduate this semester (freshman in 2016). Sports have always been his passion; his biggest hobbies are football, lacrosse, and weight lifting. When he graduates he doesn’t know what he wants to do so, say something with sports, he guesses.
Interesting Fact: Andrew has played lacrosse since 5th grade.
Are you interested in making some extra money while gaining valuable experience in the field of exercise and fitness? If you are dedicated, professional, and willing to put our members first, then we might be looking for you!
Fitness and membership attendants are typically student workers and can be from any academic field. Between two and four student workers are needed yearly. Staff may be required to be available during winter and/or summer breaks. Typically between
one and two personal trainers and group fitness instructors are needed yearly and must have junior or senior status in IUP’s Exercise Science program. Positions may or may not be available throughout the year.
Applications will be accepted any time by downloading and completing an Employee Application Form, attaching your resume, and delivering
your information to the fitness center or mailbox outside of Room 114. If workers are not currently needed and the applicant will be available during the following term, their application will be kept on file for consideration during the next term.
Interns please complete an Intern Application Form, submit your resume, and deliver your information to the mailbox outside of Room 114 or e-mail
your packet to Richard Hsiao at firstname.lastname@example.org. Interns should apply no later than two months prior to the semester they wish to complete their internship during. Interns must have their internship approved by their internship adviser no later than one month prior to the conclusion of the semester that precedes the prospective internship period (i.e., an internship for fall must be approved no later than the end of March).
Positions that may be available along with their descriptions and requirements include:
Fitness and Membership Attendant
Group Fitness Instructor