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Faculty | B.S. in Kinesiology

Kristianna Altamirano

  • Assistant Professor of Kinesiology and Health Science

  • M.S., California State University Fullerton
  • B.S., Biola University

Kristianna Altamirano’s research is currently focused on assessing physical activity (PA) and sedentary behaviors among faculty members at Biola University. Future studies will evaluate demographic, behavioral, and psychological motivating factors that have influenced the amount of reported PA. Additionally she plans to investigate staff PA, and PA across universities from various geographic...

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Marc Apkarian

  • Associate Professor of Kinesiology and Health Science

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

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,...

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Jacob Gardner

  • Chair, Department of Kinesiology and Health Science
  • Assistant Professor of Kinesiology and Health Science

  • PhD, University of Tennessee
  • MS, Illinois State University
  • BS, Montana State University

Jake Gardner’s teaching focuses on areas of human mechanics, including injury prevention, rehabilitation, and performance. He teaches in the undergraduate B.S. in Kinesiology and Health Science program, and his classes include Biomechanics, Kinesiology, Analysis of Human Movement, and Directed Studies. Gardner uses current research literature and his personal research experiences to augment his...

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Dee Henry

  • Associate Professor of Physical Education

  • M.A., Ball State University
  • B.S., Marion College

Dee Henry is a United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) Elite Professional who is also certified to teach wheelchair tennis. She loves teaching all levels of tennis and coached the women’s tennis team at Biola beginning in 1971. Her students have opportunities to assist her in tennis programs designed for a wide range of ages, abilities and disabilities. Having devoted her...

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John Wiese

  • Assistant Athletics Director
  • Adjunct

  • BA in Physical Education, Athletic Training Emphasis, Point Loma

John Wiese is from Norco, CA has served as Biola’s Head Athletic Trainer for the past 27 years. After graduating from Point Loma College, he worked at San Diego Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Center before becoming the Head Athletic Trainer at California Baptist. In addition to overseeing the Athletic Departments’s Athletic Training Program, John teaches sport medicine classes for the...

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Kelsey Miller

  • Instructor of Clinical Sciences, Kinesiology and Health Science

  • M.S., California State University Fullerton
  • B.S., Biola University

Kelsey Miller’s teaching interests and experience are in sports performance, personal training, program design, strength and conditioning, sports psychology, and nutrition. She has experience performing fitness assessments with professional athletes from the St. Louis Cardinals and the Anaheim Ducks. She is passionate about bridging the gap between research science and practice, and aims to...

Research Interests

  • Strength and Conditioning
  • Sports Performance
  • Cancer
  • Nutrition
  • Exercise

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Brent Peterson

  • Assistant Professor of Kinesiology and Health Science

  • B.A., Concordia University
  • M.S., California State University, Fullerton
  • Ph.D., University of Northern Colorado
  • M.P.H., University of Northern Colorado

Brent Peterson’s teaching expertise is within the realm of physiology of human movement in research, clinical, and public health applications. His teaching portfolio includes Functional Assessment and the Prescription of Exercise, Contemporary Health and Conscious Consumerism, and Nutrition and Human Metabolism, Molecular and Cellular Physiology of Exercise, and Cardiovascular Physiology,...

Courses

  • Lecture, Molecular and Cellular Exercise Physiology, KNES 460 (Fall 2018)
  • Lecture, Nutrition for Health and Sport, KNES 440 (Spring 2018)
  • Lecture, Contemporary Health and Conscious Consumerism, KNES 460 (Fall 2017)
  • Lecture, Introduction to Community and Public Health, KNES 460 (Spring 2017)
  • Lecture, Exercise Prescription and Program Design, KNES 446 (Spring 2017/2018)
  • Lecture, Motor Learning, KNES 408 (Fall 2016/Fall 2017/Spring 2018)

Research Interests

  • Bioethics
  • Nutrition
  • Neuroscience
  • Mental Health
  • Medicine
  • Biological Sciences
  • Education
  • Energy
  • Environment
  • Science
  • Sports and Fitness
  • Exercise
  • Cancer
  • Metabalomics
  • Microbiomics

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