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)
- 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
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 375 Exercise Testing
In this course, students learn exercise testing protocols, procedures and techniques recommended by the American College of Sport Medicine. Ideally, this course should be taken prior to KIN 400: Exercise Prescription since the material is closely associated. Testing and evaluation should occur prior to exercise program development and prescription. A student doing well in this class is more likely to pass the ACSM Personal Trainer certification than one who does not. Certification may require additional materials and study time.
- 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 400 Exercise Prescription
Personal training practicum
Group Fitness Instruction practicum
Sport Management practicum experiences
- Faculty chair for 2018-19
- Department Chair
- Teacher Education Advisory Council
- Search committees
- Promotion committee
- Silks Club Sponsor
- ACSM International Summit in Chicago, IL. March 21-24, 2019
- Course Development Institute, June 3-6, 2019
- Greencroft presentation: “Healthy Living” March 2018
- 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.
“Age related effects on oxygen consumption, ventilatory threshold, maximal heart rate, RER and training volume in a highly trained middle age female long distance runner” (with Matthew Thomas, Samantha Emmart and Carolina Villalobos Palacios).
Curricular opportunities and improvements
Launched the sport management major. New courses developed were KIN 251 Officiating and KIN 350 Sport Culture and Psychology
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.