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The Human Performance Center (HPC) provides Columbus State students, employees, and the Columbus community with a valuable fitness and wellness resource. The HPC is staffed by exercise physiologists, degreed and certified physical activity consultants and exercise specialists who can provide clients with appropriate counsel on physical activity as well as proper program design and exercise prescription. In addition to physical activity counseling and exercise program design, the HPC provides a variety of wellness profiles which offer valuable information on individual wellness and fitness levels.

Mandi Helfrey-CecilMandi Cecil

Coordinator: Human Performance Center
M.S., Exercise Science and Health Promotion- California University of Pennsylvania
B.S., Exercise Science- The Ohio State University
B.S., Leadership, Union Institute and University
A.A.S., Sport and Fitness Management- CSCC
Certified Personal Trainer: ACSM
Clinical Exercise Specialist: ACSM
Physical Activity in Public Health Specialist: ACSM
Johnny G. Spinning Instructor

Mandi holds a Masters degree in Exercise Science with a concentration in Health Promotion, a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from Ohio State University, as well as a Bachelor of Science in Leadership with a concentration in Sport Management from Union Institute and University and an Associate of Applied Science degree in Sport and Exercise Studies from CSCC.  Mandi is a certified  spinning instructor, a certified personal trainer through the American College of Sports Medicine, and holds several certifications with ACSM. She holds seats on the Franklin County Physical Activity Plan, the Healthy Ohio Business Council to help promote physical activity and wellness, and The American Heart associations Kids at Heart campaign. Mandi is an avid runner and has successfully completed a number of marathons.

 

David Aleshire

David Aleshire

Exercise Specialist
A.A.S., Sport and Exercise Studies- CSCC
B.S., Leadership concentration: Sport Management- Union Institute & University
Certified Exercise Specialist – CSCC
Certified Personal Trainer – NSCA

David holds an Bachelors degree in Leadership and Associates of Science in Sport and Exercise Studies as well as an Exercise Specialist certificate from the Columbus State Community College. David is also a certified personal trainer through the National Strength and Conditioning Association and has received extensive training in the use of stability balls. David also studies and practices martial arts such as Hapkido, Haidong Gumdo, and some kick boxing. David has worked in the HPC since 2002 and has a wide variety of training methods.

 

Jason Apt

Jason Apt

Exercise Specialist
B.S., Leadership concentration: Sport Management- Union Institute & University
A.A.S., Sport and Exercise Studies
Certified Personal Trainer: NSCA


Jason has his Bachelors degree in Leadership from the Union Institute and an Associate Degree from CSCC in Sport and Exercise Studies  From his 6 years of experience in the military, he brings an understanding of hard work and goal setting to his training methods. He also is certified in personal training through NSCA. Jason likes to incorporate martial arts into his training routines.

 

 

 

Teresa Browning

Teresa Browning

Exercise Specialist
Physical Activity Consultant
A.A.S., Sport and Exercise Studies
B.S., Mechanical Engineering- OSU
Certified Exercise Specialist – CSCC
Certified Personal Trainer – NSCA

Teresa holds an Associates Degree in Applied Science through Columbus State’s Sport and Exercise Studies program, as well as a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from OSU. Teresa is also a certified personal trainer through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Teresa has worked in HPC since September of 2004 and she enjoys volleyball and running in her spare time. She also enjoys working with clients who are coming to the gym for the first time.

 

Andrew Hargus

Andrew Hargus

Exercise Specialist
M.S., Exercise Science: Performance Enhancement & Injury Prevention- California University of Pennsylvania
B.S., Sport Management- California University of Pennsylvania
A.A.S., Sport and Exercise Studies – CSCC
Certified Personal Trainer – NSCA


Andrew holds an Masters degree focused in corrective exercise training, a Bachelors in Sport Management and an Associates degree in Sport and Exercise Studies from CSCC.  He is a certified personal trainer certification from the National Strength and Conditioning Association. 
Andrew specializes in athletic strength and conditioning but he also has experience with clients interested in weight loss and total body conditioning.

 

Zac Holmes

Zac Holmes

Exercise Specialist
B.S., Leadership concentration: Sport Management
A.A.S., Sport and Exercise Studies – CSCC


Zac holds an Bachelor's degree in Leadership as well as Associates degree in Sport and Exercise Studies from CSCC and he has several years of personal training and conditioning experience. Zac also brings extensive experience in boxing and Brazilian jiu-jitsu to his training base. Zac uses his unique talents to make all conditioning routines fun and challenging.

 

 

 

Dustin Iacavone

Dustin Iacavone

B.S., Exercise Science- Capital University
A.A.S., Sport and Exercise Studies – CSCC

Dustin holds an Bachelors degree in Exercise Science from Capital University and an Associates degree in Sport & Exercise Studies from Columbus State Community College and is experienced in agility training and distance running. In his spare time Dustin enjoys running and playing soccer and was a member of the Capital University Cross Country and Track teams.

 

 

 

 

 

Dawn Skedell

Dawn Skedell

Exercise Specialist
B.S., Leadership concentration: Sport Management
A.A.S., Sport and Exercise Studies – CSCC

Dawn holds a Bachelors degree in Leadership from Union Institute & University and an Associates degree in Sport and Exercise Studies from CSCC.  She is currently pursuing her MBA from Ohio Dominican University.  She is experienced with agility training, as well as has experience with general health and fitness programming and she enjoys running, hiking, and outdoor sports.

 

 

 

 

Elizabeth MitchumElizabeth Mitchum

B.S., Exercise Science- The Ohio State University
Certified Personal Trainer- ACSM

Elizabeth holds a Bachelors degree in Exercise Science from OSU and is a certified personal trainer through the American College of Sport Medicine.  She is experienced in high intensity circuit training and enjoys running and playing golf in her spare time.

 


Contact

Questions, comments, and inquiries may be directed to the Human Performance Center:

Mandi Cecil, Coordinator
DH 083

614-287-2083
acecil1@cscc.edu

 


Location

The Human Performance Center
Delaware Hall Room 083

550 East Spring Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 287-3843