Professor of Kinesiology
- ACSM Exercise Physiologist
- ACSM Personal Trainer
- American College of Sport Medicine Membership
- IDEA Fit Exercise and Functional Training for Older Adults certificate (Functional Aging Institute)
- IDEA Fitness Membership
- Indiana Teaching License, Physical Education and Health K-12 (Active, 10 Year Professional License)
- 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 251 Officiating
In this course, students will learn about and practice skills for sport officiating, refereeing and umpiring. Each student will complete focused assignments on their particular sport of interest. In depth knowledge of rules for the sport of choice will be required. Additionally, students will practice professional skills (decision making, hand signals, communication, handling disputes, etc.) by officiating actual games. This practical component is required part of the course.
KIN 350 Sport Culture and Psychology
Sport has been and continues to be an integral part of culture and tradition in every country in the world. In this course we examine the role sport plays in society, the culture of sport and team as well as some selected psychological aspects in sport. Theory and conceptual frameworks will be used in the sociological analysis of sport and the exploration of aspects of sport psychology. Topics include: influence of sport in culture, sport for political assertion and social advancement, team dynamics, role clarity, communication, cohesion, competition and cooperation, aggression and psychological aspects related to team and individual performance.
KIN 308 Teaching Sport Skills and Strategies
This is an applied course focusing on skill techniques and strategies in a variety of sports. Content includes theory, best practice in secondary level pedagogy and skill content. There is a special focus on organization and management for teaching, skill progressions, and common problems/corrections of basic and intermediate-level skills and tactics.
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
- KIN 236 Tennis
- KIN 230 Racquetball
- KIN 238 Beginning Volleyball
- KIN 242 Weight Training
- KIN 315 Applied Biomechanics
- KIN 320 Adaptive Physical Activity and Sport
- KIN 330 Motor Learning
- KIN 360 Teaching Health Concepts
- KIN 375 Exercise Testing
- KIN 400 Exercise Prescription
- KIN 415 Community and School Health
Student Teachers in Physical Education
Personal training practicum
Group Fitness Instruction practicum
Sport Management practicum experiences
- Kinesiology Department Chair
- Teacher Education Advisory Council
- RFC Steering committee
- Search and Promotion committees
- Silks Club Sponsor
- Faculty chair: 2018-19
- Corrective Exercise certification by NASM, Oct. 2020
- ACSM Cancer exercise specialist web based course, 2020
- ACSM International Summit in Chicago, IL. March 21-24, 2019
- Course Development Institute, June 3-6, 2019 (also CDI, 2017 and 2016)
- Greencroft presentations: “Healthy Living” March 2018, “Winter Fitness” Nov. 2016, “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 class 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.
2019-2020 Developed and taught KIN 251 Officiating and KIN 350 Sport Culture and Psychology classes in the sport management major.
2018 Developed and launched the sport management major. New courses added and developed included KIN 405 Facility and Event Management, KIN 251 Officiating and KIN 350 Sport Culture and Psychology.
2017 Achieved national accreditation in the physical education teacher education (PETE) program.
2016 Established athletic training program articulation agreement with entry level Master’s program at Manchester U.
2012 Developed and launched the exercise science major. New courses developed were KIN 200 Aerobic Conditioning, KIN 375 Exercise Testing and KIN 400 Exercise Prescription. Established internship affiliation agreement with Goshen Health and Greencroft.
2009 Re-established ability to allow Health licensure option for PETE students. Developed new health courses: KIN 360 Teaching Health Concepts, KIN 415 School and Community Health, KIN 420 Health practicum to fulfill state requirements.
2008 Developed and added KIN 320 Adaptive Physical Activity and Sport in response to state PETE licensure requirements.
As an ACSM certified personal trainer and exercise physiologist, I enjoy personal training with limited hours per week. I am an expert in developing exercise program with all populations, however the past several years have been mostly focused on training people between the ages of 60-95. It has been amazing and inspiring! Continuing my certification and practice enriches my life and allows me to remain up to date in this profession. In addition, I connect exercise science students at Goshen College with my practice and clients in the Greencroft Rinker Family Wellness Center.
I incorporate experiential learning in the community in many of my courses. We work with Goshen Community Public Schools, local Special Olympics, Goshen Health community events, Greencroft, and other organizations.
In my free time, I enjoy biking, walking/hiking, lifting weights, watching sport events, listening to music, woodworking and hanging out with family, friends and pets.