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Exercise Science & Athletic Training

Physical Education Teaching

Student Success


Recent ESS Students

  • Brian Kautz '15 (Physical Education Teaching) is the 2014 National Major of the Year of the American Alliance of for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance and also AAHPERD’s 2014 Presidential Scholarship winner.
  • Jack Lowe '15 (Adapted Physical Activity) is an exercise science major interested in youth fitness and recreation. His used his training in adapted physical activity to meet the needs of all campers, including those with disabilities, during a summer recreation program internship. Jack also adapted exercises as he led a fitness program for older adults at a local retirement community.
  • Grant Newlin '15 (Physical Education Teaching) is a health and physical education teaching major and is a starting guard on the Spartan men’s basketball team. He is a member of the Council of Future Professionals for the Indiana chapter of AAHPERD. Grant worked side-by-side with Dr. Kim Duchane to present Family Feud for Health at the Indiana AAHPERD Conference.
  • Zach Dashner '14 (Sport Management) has accepted a post-graduate internship with USA Football (amateur football’s governing body) in the grassroots programming office. Zach will be working with various communities to develop and run the Heads Up Football program (a collaboration between USA Football and NFL).
  • Tony Moore '14 (Adapted Physical Activity) was an exercise science major planning for a career in physical therapy. He chose the adapted physical activity minor to improve his knowledge of working with children and youth with disabilities.
  • Katrin Muser '14  (Sport Management), who came to Manchester from Germany, has accepted a position as the events coordinator with the German-American Chamber of Commerce in Atlanta, Ga., where she’ll organize social and professional networking events for companies in the area. This job fits her well with a background in both sport management and business.
  • Tyler Stevenson '14 (Sport Management)will work a post-graduate summer internshipship with USA Track and Field, writing press releases, covering events around the country, and working with public relations and social media. He’s also been accepted to Valparaiso University’s Sport Media master’s program and will complete his graduate assistantship in  sports information/communication.
  • Calvin Cook '13 (Exercise Science & Fitness) is a first-year physical therapy doctoral student at the University of Denver.
  • Taylor Harris '13 is a Certified Athletic Trainer working in Indianapolis with a local chiropractor.
  • Danielle Howell '13 (Exercise Science & Fitness) is a FitSculpt™ manager at an Anytime Fitness™ facility in Indianapolis.
  • Aron Miller '13 (Exercise Science & Fitness) is a graduate assistant and a football and strength coach at Bethel College in Kansas and is working on his master’s degree.
  • David Prokop '13 (Sport Management) is pursuing a master’s degree in sport media at Valparaiso University.
  • Nathan Felver '12 (Sport Management)  is an account executive with the Fort Wayne Mad Ants. In this role he will be responsible for individual and group ticket sales as well as sponsorship relationships.
  • Jennifer Henn '12 (Athletic Training) is working with SportONE as a physician extender with sports medicine surgeon Dr. Jeffrey Hartzell in Fort Wayne, Ind.
  • Chelsie (Stout) Krill '12 (Sport Management)  is with the Indy Fuel (ECHL Hockey) as the Promotions & Activations Coordinator. In this capacity she iwll be in charge of all sponsorship fulfillment and promotional activities at games.
  • Joe Peters '12 (Sport Management) is the assistant director of stadium operations for the Midland Rockhounds, the AA team of baseball’s Oakland A’s.
  • Brittney Wagler '12 (Exercise Science & Fitness) is an exercise specialist employed by the National Institute of Fitness, working with older adults at Peabody Retirement Community in North Manchester.
  • Mary Estepp '11 (Athletic Training) is an assistant certified athletic trainer for Maryville College in Tennessee, after earning a master’s degree from University of Tennessee.
  • Matt Thomas '11 (Exercise Science & Fitness), after completing his master’s degree in clinical exercise physiology, is a clinical exercise physiologist in cardiopulmonary rehabilitation at IU Health Goshen Hospital, Goshen, Ind.
  • Melanie DeGrandchamp '10 (Physical Education Teaching) teaches health and physical education at North Side High School in Fort Wayne, Ind., where she also coaches girls’ basketball. Melanie was the 2009 National Undergraduate Adapted Physical Education Student of the Year by the American Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD).
  • Ben Schafer '10 (Athletic Training) is an industrial ATC for Indiana Physical Therapy in Fort Wayne, Ind.
  • Tyler Smith '10 (Physical Education Teaching) went on to graduate school at Oakland University in Michigan, and is an instructor of exercise science at Rhodes State College in Lima, Ohio.
  • Robin Steinman '10 (Adapted Physical Activity) majored in environmental studies and minored in adapted physical activity to pursue equine therapy for individuals with disabilities. Robin interned at Bradford Woods, Indiana University’s Outdoor Center, providing a recreational and therapeutic experience for campers with disabilities.
  • Erica Hedges '09 (Athletic Training) is the head athletic trainer for the Dominican University Department of Athletics. She is also pursuing a master’s degree in sport psychology at Northern Illinois University. 
  • Dru Scott '07 (Athletic Training) is an ATC with the Pittsburgh Pirates’ Single A team in Bradenton, Fla.
  • Mike Salazar '98 (Athletic Training) is an ATC with the Cleveland Indians professional baseball team in Cleveland, Ohio.

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