Chair, Department of Kinesiology and Health Science
Assistant Professor of Kinesiology and Health Science
Jake Gardner is delighted to be a part of the Department of Kinesiology and Health Science at Biola University to teach students about God’s intelligent design of the human body through the science of movement and exercise. Jake is originally from Montana where he fell in love with the outdoors and being physically active. His love for activity led him to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Health and Human Development from Montana State University ('05). He then spent approximately three years working for a startup company that developed a one-of-a-kind wheelchair for children with cerebral palsy. This experience resulted in an interest in the mechanics of the human body and a pursuit of a master's degree from Illinois State University in Biomechanics ('10) and a doctorate in Biomechanics from the University of Tennessee ('13). Gardner's research includes a broad interest in lower extremity injury prevention and rehabilitation, as well as strength and conditioning applications. Jake is married to his wonderful wife Keisha, and they have three children.