Student Profiles

Students in the College of Health and Human Development gain tremendous experience, become leaders, and have a huge impact on the lives of people. Learn more about some of the unique ways in which Kinesiology students are advancing their own careers and helping the people around them.

Fitness, Health, and Helping Others

Chelsey Pagana enjoys working out and motivating others to be more physically active. As a fitness instructor at Penn State, she leads fitness classes and finds ways to apply knowledge from her Kinesiology classes.

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Combining Service and Physical Activity

Robert Longenecker is learning new ways of combining his passions of physical health, wellness, and helping people. A variety of student clubs—including the Marathon Club, which he started—and experience in a research lab in the Department of Kinesiology are opening opportunities for him.

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Research to Help People

Jess Dahmus is getting involved in research and other activities that help her prepare for medical school. Under the guidance of faculty members in the Department of Kinesiology, she is designing and running experiments that look at how hypertension impacts the body.

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Improving Health through Research and Service Activities

Stephanie Eldred is eager to help improve health at the global level. A Kinesiology student, she is surrounding herself with research and service activities that are preparing her for a career that she hopes will help people in a developing country.

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A Focus on Diversity

Olayi Oyekanmi, a Kinesiology major, is immersing himself in a variety of clubs to increase his diversity. He's also getting involved in research opportunities in the Department of Kinesiology.

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More students in the College of Health and Human Development

Learn more about opportunities in the College of Health and Human Development that help students develop professionally, serve the community, conduct research, learn about individuals and communities, become leaders, meet people with similar interests and passions, and find ways to improve the world.

College of Health and Human Development student profiles