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Increasing Physical Activity using Active Workstations

The Rovniak Lab (Penn State College of Medicine-Hershey location,, is now recruiting an undergraduate research assistant for Summer and/or Fall 2017. The lab focuses on engineering environmental and policy change to promote public health. The current project involves assisting with conducting an intervention study to investigate the feasibility of using active workstations (i.e., desk-based pedaling devices) to increase physical activity during sedentary office work. The student will be responsible for helping to assess participants and deliver the intervention. There may also be opportunities to support a thesis project with the data collected. We require a commitment of approximately 8-10 hours per week, but this can be somewhat flexible depending on the student's needs. Candidates should be reliable, responsible and professional. Prospective applicants should send an email (and a brief CV or resume if available) to Dr. Rovniak at

Number of undergraduates needed: 2
Minimum qualifications: High detail orientation, conscientious and reliable.

Contact Info

Liza Rovniak
500 University Dr.
Penn State Hershey, The College of Medicine