• Foundation of essential coaching skills
  • Sound theoretical and practical background
  • 18 credit minor program

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Dr. Justus Hallam
Full Time Faculty

William Gear, PhD, LAT, ATC
Full-Time Faculty
Director of the Athletic Training Program

Kathy Uhranowsky, RN, CCRP
Human Physiology Lab Manager
Clinical Research Coordinator
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I opened a brand new Planet Fitness location as General Manager.

After graduating from Marywood in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science/Physical Activity, I immediately entered the professional fitness world as a personal trainer and fitness instructor at Planet Fitness in the Philadelphia area.  Shortly thereafter, I was offered a chance to open a brand new Planet Fitness location as General Manager. 

Opening a new location from the ground up was a difficult and time consuming task.  However, my four years at Marywood gave me the tools and confidence I needed to tackle this challenge.  The education I received in the classroom provided me with the knowledge needed to train clients and effectively manage a fitness club.  Being a four-year member of Marywood’s Lacrosse team has also taught me great leadership and interpersonal skills which are applied daily, and will continue to help me as my career grows.

Wherever my career takes me, whether it is in fitness club ownership, or personal training, I know that everything I learned at Marywood will be with me every step of the way.

Undergraduate Admissions Requirements

  • Official SAT and/or ACT scores
  • Completed application
  • Essay
  • Official transcripts
  • Letter of recommendation

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A 19-credit coaching minor is available to interested students. Students must check prerequisites for courses. Courses included in the minor are:

HPE 111R Weight Lifting 1
HPE 221 Kinesiology and Applied Anatomy 3
PSYC 211 General Psychology 3
HPE 215 Introduction to Sports Medicine 2
HPE 324 Motor Learning 2
HPE 421 Coaching 2
HPE 360 Exercise Test and Prescription 3
ND 330 Sports Nutrition 3
ND 331 Sports Nutrition & Health Promotion 3