Dr. Judith Juvancic-Heltzel

Judith A. Juvancic-Heltzel Ph.D.

Assistant Professor; Fellow, Institute for Life-span Development & Gerontology
Sport Science & Wellness Education
College of Education, The University of Akron


  • Ph.D., Kent State University, Exercise Physiology, May 2010
    • Dissertation: The effect of variety on the reinforcing value and amount of physical activity in children, younger adults, and older adults
  • M.A., Kent State University, Exercise Physiology, December 2006
  • B. S.,, Kent State University, Medical Technology, August 1975


  • General X-Ray Machine Operator – License # 8866963 Expiration: 06/30/2014        
  • American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), Certified Health Fitness Specialist (May 2006-Current)
  • Aerobics Fitness Association of America (AFAA), Group Fitness Instructor (May 1998-Current); Certified Step Instructor (May 1998-Current)         
  • American Red Cross, CPR/AED – Adult (September 2008–Current)