Chair, Department of Kinesiology and Public Health
Associate Professor of Kinesiology and Public Health
Dr. Jake Gardner’s teaching experience and interest is in the areas of biomechanics, including injury prevention, rehabilitation, and performance. His primary classes include Biomechanics, Kinesiology, and Assessment and Rehabilitation of Musculoskeletal Injuries. Dr. Gardner uses current research literature and his personal research experiences to augment his teaching and to give his students a robust learning experience. He enjoys integrating his courses with the Christian faith, and highlighting God’s incredible design of the human body. Dr. Gardner’s research broadly includes biomechanical analysis of lower extremity injuries and diseases, injury rehabilitation strategies, and optimizing mechanics to improve sport performance. He is excited to see students find their passions in Kinesiology and is passionate about cultivating a Christ-centered education.