Student Success

Current Student Scholarship/Award Recipients

The Exercise Science Program is dedicated to helping students be successful during their time at SRU, as well as when they graduate.  Students gain hands-on experience in clinical settings, as well as learn to think critically and become problem-solvers.  Many of the students participate in faculty-led undergraduate research.  As a result, many of our students have been recognized with awards and scholarships.


Justin Fagley - Bob Murray Endowed Exercise Science Scholarship

Alexandra DeFelices - Fred and Mary Roby Scholarship

Grace Parrett - Fred and Mary Roby Scholarship

Nicco Mickens - Pechar Scholarship

Isabella Vargulish - Sheila I. Drohan Scholarship

Alexa Juska - Al, Betty, Paul and Jenny Scholarship

Sarah Hess - Exercise Science Outstanding Senior

Alumni Success

What our alumni are doing

Paige Hanchulak

Paige (Pautler) Hanchulak, SRU Class of 2014

Chatham University, Master of Physician Assistant Studies, Class of 2016

Physician Assistant, Cleveland Clinic Akron General

"I could not be more grateful to have called Slippery Rock University my home for 4 years, and now for a lifetime as my alma mater. As a now practicing Physician Assistant, I recognize and appreciate the education I received from the Exercise Science Department, as well as the relationships I formed along the way. I learned many things during my 4 years at Slippery Rock University, the most significant being the importance of communicating with and relating to others. With many opportunities available for hands-on learning, I was able put into practice what I was taught in the classroom, setting me up for success as I pursued my graduate degree and my career in medicine. It was Slippery Rock University who taught, shared, and helped me develop the necessary skills, tools, and disciplines I now use today. "Thank you" will never be enough to express how much the University and faculty mean to me. Now married to a fellow Slippery Rock alum, I can confidently say that Slippery Rock University changed my life in more ways than one. Now and forever, Go Rock!!"


Exercise Science majors are involved in groundbreaking undergraduate research: Two SRU graduates thrust to forefront of blood pressure research

Success Videos

Krista Klukan - Transfer, Exercise Science
Nathan Merhaut - Exercise Science Major