Physical Education, Recreation, and Kinesiology Above and Beyond

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Mark Your Calendars for OPUS 2022

OPUS, Trinity’s annual festival of student scholarship, is taking place on Wednesday, April 20. The word “opus” is Latin for work. Whether it’s the arts and humanities, natural and applied sciences, or social sciences, students from all disciplines can present their work or attend this annual celebratory conference.

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PERK 231 Class Tours Soldier Field

Students taking Prof. Joshua Edwards PERK 231 class are introduced to concepts and central issues around recreation and leisure. They also study how recreation and leisure services are organized and administered. And on a recent field trip, they had the opportunity to learn more about one of Chicago’s most iconic sports and recreation facilities: Soldier Field,

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98 Percent of the Class of 2021 Are Employed or in Grad School

According to data from Trinity’s Cooper Center for Vocation and Career Development, 97.7 percent of the graduates in the Class of 2021 are employed or in graduate school. That far surpasses the nationwide average of 82.4 percent.

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Congratulations to Fall 2021 Dean’s List Students

The Dean’s List is Trinity Christian College’s highest academic honor. Congratulations to all our undergraduate students who met this distinction for the Fall 2021 semester.

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U.S. News Names Trinity a Top 20 School

The life-changing value of a Trinity education has once again been recognized by U.S. New and World Report, which named Trinity to several of its “best” lists for 2022, including among the Top 20 Regional Colleges Midwest and #15 for social mobility.

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Alumni Success Story: Peter Zigterman ’08

Nearly four years since beginning his time at World Relief, it’s clear that Peter Zigterman ’08 is demonstrating Christ’s love through his career, based on the foundations that grew during his time at Trinity.

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Get Moving with the Healthy Troll Challenge

The Healthy Troll Challenge is back, and everyone in the Troll community can take part this year! Since this year’s event is taking place virtually through Facebook and Instagram, anyone can work out alongside Trinity Exercise Science and Physical Education K-12 majors, earn points for prizes, and get healthier.

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Alumni Success Story: Joshua Edwards ‘15

The first of his family to attend college, Joshua Edwards ’15 is now recreation director for the Blue Island [Ill.] Park District thanks to his hard work and determination and the support of Trinity professors and staff.

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Trinity Ranked Among Top 25 of Best Colleges

Continuing a years-long tradition of excellence and recognition, Trinity Christian College has been named among the “Best Midwestern Regional Colleges” by U.S. News & World Report for 2021. Trinity was also named a “Best Value” college and a “Top Performer on Social Mobility.”

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Leading Association Again Recognizes PERK Program

Trinity’s Physical Education, Recreation, and Kinesiology program has once again been recognized as a National Strength and Conditioning Association Education Recognition Program, the premier group in the field.

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Alumni Success Story: Shanna Grigoletti ’05

During Shanna Grigoletti’s ‘05 time at Trinity, God laid on her heart the idea of opening her own gym and using it as an outreach to the community. Through a handful of job changes, moves, and other life experiences, Grigoletti saw how God prepared her for the career she is in today. 

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Trinity’s PERK Program Testing Alum’s App

Students and professors in Trinity’s Physical Education, Recreation, and Kinesiology (PERK) Department are working with Trinity alumnus Ryan Hesslau ‘18 to be the first college to pilot an app his company recently developed.

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PERK Students Participate in Service Learning

Seniors in Trinity’s Physical Education, Recreation, and Kinesiology Department recently made several visits with residents of Victoria Village in Homer Glen, Ill., for exercises, games, and a dance party!

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Healthy Troll Challenge Launches on Campus

The Healthy Troll Challenge was created by the Exercise Science Club – a group of exercise science majors with hopes to help create healthier lives for all of our fellow classmates, faculty, and staff at Trinity.

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Students Lead Exercises and Games

Students from PE 360 Exercise for Special Populations brought their skills to Providence Life Services. 

Trinity Recognized by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)

Trinity is excited to be recognized by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) as an Education Recognition Program.