Visiting Assistant Professor
B.A., 1997, Sophia University, Foreign Studies
M.A., 2005, Waseda University, Japanese Applied Linguistics
Teaching Japanese as a second language, Learning Environment
Visiting Assistant Professor.
M.A., Waseda University, 2004. ABD,
Ph.D. University of California at Davis.
Assistant Professor of German
M.A., 1992, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Ph.D., 1998, Northwestern University.
Assistant Professor of Spanish
Research interestes include 20th- and 21st-century Latin American narrative, Women's and Gender Studies with a focus on the female body, and Southern Cone (Argentina, Chile, Uruguay) literatures and cultures.
|Tyler Floyd, ATC|
|Erin Giannotta, ATC||Attending Western Michigan University as a graduate assistant|
|Chase Kreger, MS, ATC||Head athletic trainer at Novi High School|
|Nate Lutz, ATC||Attending graduate school as a graduate assistant at Mississippi State University|
|Heidi Smithingell, ATC||Athletic trainer with Mid-Michigan Health Center and Freeland Community School District|
|Caitlin Wright, ATC||Athletic trainer at Spectrum Health|
|Alex Harris||Attending graduate school in exercise physiology at Michigan State University|
|Mike LeGrow||Attending the Post-Bachelors Teacher Education Program at Saginaw Valley State University|
|Carl Wharam||Fitness specialist/personal trainer/group exercise instructor at Chelsea and Manchester Wellness Centers|
The exercise science major is one of the fastest growing majors on campus. It provides students with the knowledge of how the human body reacts and adapts to exercise. Students are taught how to improve fitness, human performance, and health promotion by applying basic science to health- and fitness-related problems through fitness assessment and exercise prescription.
Job opportunities for exercise science majors include personal trainer, strength and conditioning coach, and cardiac rehabilitation. Graduates of the program frequently attend graduate or professional schools or work in health- and fitness-related settings. They may also pursue careers in allied health professions like physician assistant, physical therapy, and occupational therapy. Students who complete a degree in exercise science are also able to sit for certifications by the American College of Sports Medicine. There is an extensive array of athletic training and exercise science equipment available within the program's athletic training facilities and Human Movement Lab, respectively.