DepartmentKinesiology, Health and Physical Education
Biola AffiliationsEmployee, Faculty


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


Marc Apkarian currently serves as Associate Professor and Department Chair for the department of Kinesiology, Health & Physical Education.His teaching specialties and professional background include the areas of exercise physiology, fitness assessment and personal training.He has taught exercise science and physical activity college courses for over 15 years, and has worked with individuals aged 9 to 93 in contexts ranging from exercise training and athletic development to post-rehabilitation conditioning since he entered the health and fitness industry in 1995.He is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine, and the National Strength and Conditioning Association, through which he is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS).He loves being able to empower students to think analytically, solve problems, and reach others, while also developing an appreciation for health, well-being and the design of the human body.He and his wife Wendy enjoy spending family time with their daughter, being outdoors, exercising together, hosting gatherings at their home, and serving in ministry opportunities.

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