Steve McKenzie, B.A., M.Ed., Ph.D., is a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Kinesiology at IUPUI. He has a keen interest in the application of individual and population-level health management interventions to improve health and quality of life. Prior to coming to IUPUI, McKenzie worked for 16 years managing hospital-based cardiac, pulmonary, and physical medicine rehabilitation programs, and employee fitness and health promotion programs. Following his work in hospitals, he worked as a continuing lecturer for 11 years at Purdue University for the Department of Nutrition Science in support of the Nutrition, Fitness and Health major. McKenzie has developed two hospital-based cardiac rehabilitation programs, two employee wellness programs, and one hospital-university collaborative fitness program from scratch. McKenzie earned a bachelor’s degree from Mount Union College–currently the University of Mount Union–in 1978, a master’s degree from Bowling Green State University in 1979, and a Doctorate in Health Promotion with a minor in Gerontology from Purdue University in 2011. McKenzie has been an ACSM Certified Program Director since 1994.
In his work with the kinesiology department’s Physical Activity and Wellness Institute McKenzie has helped promote research and service learning within the department by helping organize the Department of Kinesiology Poster Day event for the past 3 years. Currently, McKenzie is working through the Physical Activity and Wellness Institute to assist local providers of population health management services in evaluating the efficacy of their interventions. McKenzie has a particular interest in worksite wellness programming and is currently working with colleagues in the Kinesiology Department on developing a Master’s level concentration in worksite wellness. McKenzie has been reviewer for the Institutional Review Board (IRB) for the past four years.