Seth E. Jenny, Ph.D., ACSM-EP, CHES, USATF-L2

Dr. Jenny is an assistant professor within the Department of Exercise Science and Athletic Training at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania (SRU). He has been teaching full time in higher education since 2010 and previously taught within the Department of Health, Exercise & Sports Sciences at the University of New Mexico and the Department of Physical Education, Sport & Human Performance at Winthrop University. He has also worked as a U.S. Air Force Exercise Physiologist and K-12 Health and Physical Education teacher.

As an active scholar and researcher, Dr. Jenny has provided 100+ professional presentations and published 50+ peer-reviewed journal articles in is prime areas of research: performance and health implications of esports, motion-based video gaming, instructional technology, and distance running. He co-created the interdisciplinary Esports Minor at SRU and currently teaches undergraduate esports courses. Dr. Jenny is a founding member and current Board Member of the Esports Research Network, serves as the deputy editor of the International Journal of Esports and Associate Editor of the Journal of Electronic Gaming & Esports, and is faculty advisor to the SRU Esports Club. In addition, he is the lead author of the Human Kinetics textbook: Technology for Physical Educators, Health Educators, and Coaches.

Dr. Jenny co-created one of the world's first bachelor's degrees in Esports (at Shenandoah University), has consulted for ELEAGUE (TBS’s professional televised esports league), and currently is a performance advisor for KovaaK 2.0: The Meta – an FPS aim trainer performance software company. He continues to consult higher education institutions regarding esports curriculum and consistently delivers invited esports presentations at national and international professional conferences (e.g., American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, American College of Sports Medicine, UCI Esports Conference, Esports Research Network Conference).

As an athlete, Dr. Jenny captained the SRU cross country (XC) and track and field (T&F) teams, was an Academic All-American steeplechaser, thru-hiked the entire 2,174 mile Appalachian Trail, and has run the Boston Marathon multiple times (marathon personal best of 2:48:30). Moreover, he co-founded and is the president of the non-profit Grove City Athletics Club (Grove City, PA), where he volunteer coaches elementary XC and T&F.

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Doctor of Philosophy (PhD): Physical Education, Sport & Exercise Science

Concentration: Curriculum and Instruction

Minor: Educational Psychology

University of New Mexico

Master of Science (MSc): Physical Education, Sport & Leisure Studies

Concentration: Performance Coaching

The University of Edinburgh, Scotland

Bachelor of Science (BS): Education

Concentration: Health & Physical Education (k-12 teaching certification)

Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania

Study Abroad

University of Limerick, Ireland


  • Certified Exercise Physiologist, American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM-EP)

  • Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES)

  • Health and Physical Education Pennsylvania State Teaching Certification (K-12)

  • National Institutes of Health (NIH) “Protecting Human Research Participants” Certification

  • Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) Training: Social and Behavioral Research Investigators Certificate

  • American Red Cross Adult/Child/Infant CPR/AED/First Aid Certification

  • USA Track and Field Coaching Certification (USATF Level 2 - Youth Specialization)

  • BOD POD Registered Administrator Certification, Life Measurement Inc.

  • Lodestone Safety International: “Navigating Health, Safety and Security Abroad” Certification (leading study abroad courses)

  • “Applying the Quality Matters Rubric” to Online Course Development Certification

  • Distance Education [Teaching] Certification Program (DECP) at Slippery Rock University

  • Esports Trainer: EsportsFit Course

  • Microsoft - Gaming Accessibility Fundamentals

Courses Taught

Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania

  • ERS 139: University Seminar - Game On: This is Esports ^

  • ERS 204: Introduction to Esports ~

  • ERS 304: Current Issues in Esports Health & Society ~

  • ERS 450: Exercise Science Internship

  • HLTH 101: Personal Health (co-taught)

  • HLTH 103: Health & Behavior Change*

  • HLTH 301: Introduction to Health Education*

  • HLTH 316: Human Sexuality*

  • HLTH 406: Program Planning & Evaluation*

  • HLTH 607: Designing & Conducting Health Surveys ~

  • HLTH 616: Health & Wellness Coaching ~

  • HLTH 618: Program Evaluation ~

University of Alaska-Fairbanks

  • SPRT 280: Sport Leadership*

California Baptist University

  • BEH 250: Reading and Writing in the Behavioral Sciences*

  • KIN 332: Lifelong Motor Development*

Winthrop University

  • PESH 115: Beginning Running ^

  • PESH 160: Global Games ^

  • PESH 175: Get Active in Scotland: Hiking, Biking & Kayaking the West Highland Way ^

  • PESH 242: Motor Learning and Control ~

  • PESH 381: Research Methods in Physical Activity and Sport Management ~

  • PESH 450H: Honors: Selected Topics in Physical Education, Sport and Human Performance

  • PETE 234: Teaching Invasion Games

  • PETE 247: Teaching Target and Striking/Fielding Games

  • PETE 271: Technology in Physical Education ~

  • PETE 550: Adapted Physical Activity and Sport

  • PETE 566: Elementary Methods for Teaching P-5 Physical Education (Junior Field Experience)

  • PHED 604: Technology for Coaches & Physical Educators ~

  • PHED 612: Movement Concepts and Skill Themes

  • SPFA 615: Computer Applications in Sport and Fitness Administration

  • SPFA 650: Special Topics - Sport & Culture in South Korea ^

  • SPFA 650: Get Active in Scotland: Hiking, Biking & Kayaking the West Highland Way ^

  • SPFA 681: Research in Sport and Fitness Administration ~

  • SPFA 691: Research Project in Sport and Fitness Administration (Chair)

  • SPFA 694: Practicum in Sport and Fitness Administration (Internship Supervision)

  • SPFA 695/696: Thesis (Chair)

  • EDUC 395/595: Culturally Diverse Teaching Experiences in the Dominican Republic ^

  • EDUC 402: Internship II Supervision

  • EDUC 495: Independent Study

  • HONR 450H: Honors Thesis Research

University of New Mexico

  • PENP 105: Water Polo

  • PENP 112: Introduction to Triathlon Training

  • PENP 114: Weight Training and Physical Conditioning

  • PENP 115: Intermediate Weight Training

  • PENP 154: Intermediate Racquetball

  • PENP 161: Fitness Jogging

  • PENP 168: Competition Basketball

  • PENP 178: Stretching and Relaxation Techniques

  • PENP 188: Modified Physical Education

  • PEP 208: Teaching Fitness Concepts

  • PEP 234: Track and Field

  • PEP 234: Cooperative Games

  • PEP 228: Outdoor Pursuits

  • PEP 288: Motor Learning and Performance

  • PEP 400: Student Teaching in the Elementary School (co-taught)

  • PEP 410: Assessment in Physical Education (co-taught)

  • PEP 461: Student Teaching in the Secondary School (co-taught)

  • PEP 585: Diversity in Sport and Physical Activity

U.S. Air Force

  • American Heart Association AED/CPR

  • Exercise and Pregnancy

  • Fitness Assessment Monitor (Cycle Ergometry)

  • Fitness Improvement Program

  • Healthy Living Program

  • Modified Physical Activity

  • Physical Training Leader

  • Unit Fitness Program Manager


* = online; ~ = created new online course; ^ = created new course

Study Abroad Courses Created & Led

  • PESH 175: Get Active in Scotland: Hiking, Biking & Kayaking the West Highland Way ^

  • EDUC 395/595: Culturally Diverse Teaching Experiences in the Dominican Republic ^

  • SPFA 650: Special Topics - Sport & Culture in South Korea ^

  • SPFA 650: Get Active in Scotland: Hiking, Biking & Kayaking the West Highland Way ^