Professor of Kinesiology
- American College of Sport Medicine Membership
- ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist (formerly Health Fitness Specialist)
- ACSM Certified Personal Trainer
- IDEA Fitness Membership
- Indiana Teaching License, Physical Education and Health K-12 (Active, 10 Year Professional License)
- SHAPE membership (formerly American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance)
- Indiana Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance
- National Association for Sport and Physical Education
- Goshen Coordinated School Health Committee
- FA and CPR certified by the American Red Cross
CORE 115 Wellness for Life
Wellness for Life is required for all first year students. Students examine the importance of exercise and nutrition in college life. Students assess their own fitness level and analyze dietary intake, then identify strengths and areas for concern. Scientific principles are applied as the student sets goals and develops a personal fitness program.
KIN 308 Teaching Sport Skills and Strategies
Philosophy, methods and materials for teaching physical education to children. Some practical experience with children included. While this course is open to any student, there is a clear focus on preparing students to teach elementary physical education.
KIN 317 Exercise Physiology with lab
- KIN 230 Racquetball
- KIN 236 Tennis
- KIN 242 Weight Training
- KIN 315 Applied Biomechanics
- KIN 320 Adapted Physical Activity and Sport
- KIN 330 Motor Learning
- KIN 360 Teaching Health Concepts
- KIN 400 Exercise Prescription
- KIN 415 School and Community Health
Personal training practicum
Group Fitness Instruction practicum
Sport Management practicum experiences
- Assessment Committee
- Teacher Education Advisory Council
- Mentoring program
- New initiative proposal
- Greencroft presentation: “Winter Fitness” Nov. 2016
- Greencroft Men’s and Women’s Breakfast: “Keep Moving”, June 2012
- Co-taught LEARN and physical activity class for faculty and staff, Spring 2012
- Goshen Heart Camp presentations (Sociology class, ECCOI, Health Council), Fall 2011, 2012
- Maple Scholars presentation: Goshen Heart Camp, June 2011
- MSC Conference for Physical Education Teachers, March 17 -18, 2011
- “Lifetime Fitness: Motivating under-fit and low skilled students in physical education”
- “Assessment options in Secondary Physical Education”
- Guest speaker in multiple classes across campus including Women’s Studies, Coaching and Writing Skills class.
- Higher Education Presentation at IAHPERD, “A Critical Triad: Collaboration between the Physical Education College Supervisor, Cooperating Teacher and the Student Teacher.” Nov, 2008
- Higher Education Presentation at IAHPERD, “An Inquiry into the Use of Motor Learning Concepts by Sport Skill Instructors” Nov. 2006.
Research project: Age related effects on oxygen consumption, RER and maximal heart rate
We are studying oxygen consumption, respiratory exchange ratio and maximal heart rate changes with age in a highly trained middle age female. This spring the proposal was approved by IRB and data collection is in process.
Curricular opportunities and improvements
The kinesiology department is committed to yearly analysis and revision of our programs. We spend a significant amount of time considering ways we can better serve our students. We added the exercise science major several years ago and would like to increase our programming related to the business of sport and communication.
This year we finalized our affiliation agreeement with the Master of Athletic Training program at Manchester University.
I am an ACSM certified personal trainer and exercise physiologist. I continue to practice personal training with limited hours per week. Continuing my practice allows me to remain up to date in this profession and to assist students by connecting them with the Greencroft Rinker Family Wellness Center and other local sites for internships.
In my free time, I enjoy personal training, running, biking, lifting weights, watching sporting events, listening to music and woodworking.