Assistant Professor of Kinesiology, Heath and Physical Education
Jake Gardner is delighted to be apart of the KHPE department 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 BS degree in Health and Human Development from Montana State University followed by a MS degree from Illinois State University in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Biomechanics.
Jake's PhD is in Kinesiology from the University of Tennessee with an emphasis in Biomechanics and a minor in Exercise Physiology. He has a broad interest in lower extremity injury prevention and rehabilitation, which provided an ideal background for his doctoral dissertation on bicycling and knee osteoarthritis. Jake is married to his wonderful wife Keisha and they have two children, Brayden and Mikaela.