Michael Ainbinder completed his Bachelor of Science Degree in Sport Management from Indiana University – Bloomington in 2013. After graduation, he had the opportunity to attend the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida to work with the University Athletics Association (UAA) and obtain a Master of Science in Sport Management. Michael returned to Indiana to start his career with the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis, where he served as the Senior Director of Wellness and Sports at two different YMCA locations around Indy. In 2018, Michael took his management, sports training and wellness experiences and began his journey to becoming a Physical Therapist.
Along his journey from the YMCA to becoming a doctoral candidate, Michael acts as a personal trainer at the Irsay Family YMCA. In addition, he holds the position of International Programs Coordinator within the Office of International Affairs here at IUPUI. Interacting with, supporting and mentoring current, future and past international students is part of Michael’s day to day tasks. Michael is beginning the Doctor of Physical Therapy program here at IUPUI in May of 2020.