Heather H. Betz, chair and associate professor.
B.A., Saint Mary’s College of California; M.A., San Francisco State University; Ph.D., Michigan State University. Appointed 2011.
Julie M. Cousins, assistant professor.
B.S., Winona State University; Ph.D., University of Minnesota. Appointed 2017
Holly M. Hill, visiting instructor.
B.A., Hope College; M.A., Western Michigan University. Appointed 2014.
Robert I. Moss, professor.
B.S., M.A., Western Michigan University; Ph.D., Southern Illinois University. Appointed 2000.
Carol P. Moss, staff lecturer.
B.S., The Ohio State University; M.A., Kent State University. Appointed 2000.
Derek Yocum, assistant professor
B.S., Ball State University; M.S., University Of Tennessee; Ph.D., University of Tennessee. Appointed 2019.
A liberal arts education should provide the means to enhance one’s mind, body and soul. The Kinesiology Department provides the student with an opportunity to pursue academic disciplines that will enable them and ultimately others to gain knowledge that will positively affect their lives and the lives of those around them. Presenting academic disciplines that result in a physically healthy existence as well as a vigorous intellectual life is the goal of the Kinesiology Department. The Exercise Science major provides two general avenues for a student to take. One path focuses on preparation for post graduate study in human healthcare fields or advanced exercise physiology study, and the other path prepares the student for human health and performance fields.
Kinesiology Department Website
The exercise science major has been developed to prepare students for careers in 2 general areas; 1) health and physical fitness related fields, and 2) healthcare and allied healthcare fields. Students will qualify to take examinations from the American College of Sports Medicine and National Strength and Conditioning Association that lead to certifications as a personal trainer, health fitness specialist, and strength and conditioning specialist among other areas.Our majors will also be prepared to apply for jobs that require a bachelor’s degree and apply to graduate programs in exercise science, cardiac rehabilitation, physical therapy, occupational therapy, medical school, chiropractic, physician assistant, and other allied healthcare professions.
Student Learning Outcomes (Major)
1. Students will demonstrate knowledge of the historical, biological, physiological, and biomechanical bases of activity.
2. Students will be able to find, organize, critically analyze, and effectively communicate information relevant to Kinesiology.
3. Students will be able to integrate knowledge and skills from the sub-disciplines within Kinesiology.
4. Students will be able to use appropriate methodologies and technologies related to Kinesiology.
5. Students will understand the limits of human performance and be able to apply knowledge and skills required to assess human performance.
6. Students will apply knowledge of Kinesiology in a real world setting.
Student Learning Outcomes (Minor)
1. Students will be able to find, organize, critically analyze, and effectively communicate information relevant to Kinesiology.
2. Students will be able to use appropriate methodologies and technologies related to Kinesiology.
3. Students will understand the limits of human performance and be able to apply knowledge and skills required to assess human performance.
4. Students will apply knowledge of Kinesiology in a real world setting.