Class of 2013
Major: Exercise Science
Currently works with AWP, Athletes with Purpose, in Fort Wayne, Ind., which is a sports performance center. AWP’s mission is to serve athletes with professional sports training, partnered with character development and strong sense of values. Sean works specifically with the development of youth and team performance. He is hoping to begin the Doctor of Physical Therapy program in fall of 2014 and further his dream of working in all aspects of physical therapy.
His background with a wide range of athletic ability has created a strong sense of understanding developmental needs and rehabilitative issues with sports injuries. Sean was also a resident advisor on campus and developed strong interpersonal skills. He was co-captain of the football team and a Varsity Letter winner at Trine.
He was named the 2013 Volunteer of the Year for the Steuben County YMCA for his work with a program called “Active Science” which utilized state of the art technology with a fitness program for 10-13 year olds. Sean also completed the Global Health course and studied in Munich, Germany and Prague, Czech Republic during summer 2012 while a student at Trine.
Class of 2013
Major: Exercise Science
Currently works with the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, California as the men’s field hockey strength and conditioning coach while he pursues a master’s degree at San Diego State University. While at Trine, he volunteered at Angola High School with the football program to assist the athletes with proper lifting techniques and was a volunteer fire fighter.
Peter was one of the founding board members to develop the “Exercise Science Association” and helped other students attend the National and Midwest Regional American College of Sports Medicine Conferences, local and national strength and conditioning conferences, and propelled other students to “network and grow” in the field of exercise science at Trine University.
Class of 2002
Major: Health Promotion and Recreational Programming
(Now Exercise Science)
One of the keys to a successful life is to be able to make your avocation your vocation. Kurt Miller, a 2002 graduate from Tri-State University (now Trine University), has been using what he learned as a health promotion and recreational programming major in the “real world” as a personal trainer.
Upon graduation, Kurt accepted an internship at the University of Notre Dame in their Strength and Conditioning Department in the spring of 2003. During this internship, he assisted in developing conditioning programs for a number of the university’s sports teams.
His next position was in corporate fitness at Honda America in Anna, Ohio. For 2½ years, he spent his time doing fitness assessments on the employees of the company. Kurt is presently employed at Spiece Fitness, a large health and fitness facility in Fort Wayne, Indiana. In his position as an exercise physiologist, he spends his days performing basic health assessments on the members of the club. After having the member take a series of tests that include checking their heart rate, blood pressure, body fat, and filling out an extensive medical history and nutrition questionnaire, Kurt will design a program to fit the fitness level of the member.
Kurt enjoys the variety of clients that he gets to meet daily because each of them offers a different challenge. He gets to work with those people who are looking to get in a little better shape and with the serious athlete who wants to get the most out of their performance. Although Kurt spends most of his time working with the members in an intimate one-on-one setting, he has also been given the opportunity to develop training programs with a number of high school teams in the Fort Wayne area.
As America faces the challenge of curtailing the growing health problems that face our “unfit” society, we will need many more “Kurt Millers” in the trenches to help educate our citizens to fight this battle. The purpose of the fitness and recreational programming curriculum at Trine University is to give the student the tools to meet this need in our society.