DepartmentDepartment of Kinesiology and Public Health (KPH)
Biola AffiliationsFaculty



  • Ph.D., University of New Mexico
  • M.S., San Diego State University
  • B.S., University of California, Los Angeles

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Marc Apkarian's interests are in the areas of exercise physiology, fitness evaluation, health promotion, and disease prevention. His courses in the undergraduate B.S. in Kinesiology program include Exercise Physiology, Exercise Physiology Laboratory, Exercise in Health and Disease, Psychology of Exercise and Health, Exercise Professional Certification Preparation, Directed Studies, and he facilitates internships and an on-campus practicum as well. Marc is an American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Certified Exercise Physiologist, and a National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, and has worked in the field since 1995. He incorporates didactic education, practical skill acquisition, applied learning methods, current equipment, and professional development opportunities to empower students to think analytically, inquire critically, solve problems, and reach others. He especially enjoys developing and incorporating ways to integrate Christian faith in teaching a range of Kinesiology and Health-related topics, and is passionate about enabling students to develop a deep appreciation for the stewardship of personal health, well-being, and the design of the human body.


  • American College of Sports Medicine: Certified Exercise Physiologist; Exercise is Medicine Credential
  • American College of Sports Medicine: Member
  • National Strength and Conditioning Association: Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
  • National Strength and Conditioning Association: Member


  • KNES 302 Exercise Physiology
  • KNES 303 Exercise Physiology Laboratory
  • KNES 329 Psychology of Exercise and Health
  • KNES 337 Exercise in Health and Disease
  • KNES 460 Topics: Exercise Professional Certification Preparation
  • KNES 480 Directed Study

Areas of Expertise for Media Interviews

  • Exercise Physiology
  • Exercise Training and Prescription
  • Fitness Evaluation
  • Exercise for Health and Disease
  • Nutrition
  • Strength and Conditioning
  • Wellness Programming
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