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 teaching interests are in the areas of exercise physiology, fitness evaluation, exercise instruction, and health promotion. He teaches in the undergraduate B.S. in Kinesiology program, with coursework focused primarily on junior and senior level students, facilitating internships and fieldwork as well. His courses include Exercise Physiology, Exercise Physiology Laboratory, Health Concepts, Exercise Professional Certification Preparation, and a senior capstone Directed Studies course. Apkarian 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. Apkarian 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.

Areas of Expertise for Media Interviews

  • Exercise Methods
  • Fitness
  • Fitness Education
  • Fitness Evaluation
  • Health
  • Nutrition
  • Sports
  • Strength Training
  • Wellness Program
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