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Alum Success

My education at Lake State taught me not only the basics of exercise science and health and wellness but prepared me for my future research career. I became involved in national organizations, improved my networking skills to create working relationships, and ended up with an amazing paid internship that turned into a 3-year research professional position at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, GA. Now in graduate school pursuing a doctorate degree at Virginia Tech, I rely on the knowledge I acquired at Lake State and put it to practice daily while discussing health-related topics in class or conducting obesity and inflammation research in our laboratory.

Elaina Marinik
Exercise Science Alum,
Graduate Student,
Virginia Tech.

Exercise Science (& Health Fitness)

Many of our graduates are sought after because of their LSSU education
Prepared Gradutes

Our graduates succeed!

  • Scott Hosie '07
    Passed the NSCA (National Strength and Conditioning Association) CSCS (Certifed Strength and Conditioning Specialist) exam on his first attempt. (NOTE: The national average pass rate is only 65.5%)
  • PJ Jones
    Physical Education & Wellness Director
    Farmington Family YMCA & YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit
    Since 2000, PJ Jones has been working with the YMCA, dedicated to building strong kids, families and communities. Jones began in his current role as the Physical Education and Wellness Director for the Farmington Family YMCA in September of 2000. His responsibilities include supervision of the youth and adult sports director, health and wellness programming, staff chair of the program committee, and supervision of building maintenance.
  • Cheryl Howe
    Working on her PhD at the Medical College of Georgia,
    Research assistant at the Georgia Prevention Institute
  • Joe Barone
    Owner, BarOne Fitness in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
    Successful fitness facility working closely with LSSU to provide practicum and internship placements. BarOne has also hired many LSSU Exercise Science graduates because of the quality of education provided through LSSU.
  • Steve Laplaunt
    Director of War Memorial Hospital Fitness Center
  • Andrew Krey
    Exercise Specialist at Northern Michigan Regional Hospital, Petoskey, MI
  • Amy Molenaar
    Awarded a Graduate Assistantship at Northern Michigan University, Marquette, MI
  • Lou Iaconis
    Exercise Physiologist at IRP PhysioTherapy, Sault Ste. Marie, ON

"The exercise science program at LSSU has prepared me for my future both academically and practically. The one-on-one attention and knowledge I recieved from Professor Jody Susi helped me gain the knowledge and leadership skills I need to pursue my goals. Practical experience, individual student attention and hands on learning is what makes Lake Superior State's Exercise Science program truly superior!"

--Bonnie Seleska, '08

Recent Graduates in the Spring 2014 Newsletter
School of Recreation Studies and Exercise Science School of Recreation Studies and Exercise Science Spring 2014 Newsletter (pdf)

Kiwanis Scholastic Award...

Alpena, Michigan

The annual citation goes to a senior athlete who achieves the highest academic competence. Amanda Pieczynski, from Alpena, Michigan, is an exercise science major with a 3.9GPA.

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