Department of Kinesiology

Topics of Interest

Performance-enhancing supplements

Exercise trends


Child exercise and nutrition

Body image and exercise

Health and wellness teaching methods

Yoga and its benefits

Fitness for seniors

Company-provided wellness programs


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Kent Johnson
Academic Chair for Department of Kinesiology
Professor of Exercise Science
Faculty Athletic Representative to NCAA 

Education
B.A. – Harding University
M.Ed. – Harding University
M.S. – University of Arizona
Ph.D. – University of Southern Mississippi
 
Awards
SEACSM Service Award – 1998
TAHPERD (Tennessee Alliance for  Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance) Scholar award – 1999
 
Professional Experience
Taught English in an Arizona high school – 2 years
Directed a wellness program for Rush Foundation Hospital in Mississippi – 2 years
 
Professional Information
Currently serves as an accreditation program reviewer for the Committee on Accreditation for the Exercise Sciences (CoAES)
Published and presented professional papers at the state, regional and national levels
Participated in the U.S. Navy-ASEE Summer Faculty Research Program at the Naval Aerospace Medical Research Laboratory for three consecutive summers
Certified ACSM Exercise Specialist
Fellow in the American College of Sports Medicine
 
Interesting Information
Former cross country and track coach for Lipscomb University
 
 

Karen Robichaud
Program Director of Graduate Studies in Exercise and Nutrition Sciences

Education
B.S. - Lipscomb University
M.S.- Middle Tennessee State University
Ph.D. - Middle Tennessee State University 
 
Awards
TSSAA Women's Cross-Country Coach of the Year 2002
 
Professional Experience
Adjunct teacher 6 years
College cross-country and track coach 
 

Anna Rose Anderson
Instructor of Kinesiology
Coordinator for Lipscomb's faculty/staff wellness program

Education
B.S. – Lipscomb University
M.S. – University of Georgia 
 
Professional Experience
Physical education teacher in Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools at the elementary and middle school level
Graduate assistant in the physical education department at the University of Georgia
 
Interesting Information
Currently working for her doctorate at Middle Tennessee State University.
Former participant in the Junior League of Nashville.

 

Ruth Henry
Professor of Kinesiology
Chair of the Integrity Council

Education
B.S. – Lipscomb University
M.S. – Middle Tennessee State University
D.A. – Middle Tennessee State University
 
Awards
TAHPERD (Tennessee Alliance for  Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance) University Physical Education Teacher of the Year – 2009
TAHPERD Honor Award – 2007
Lipscomb University Outstanding Advisor Award -- 2008
SALT Outstanding Faculty (Lipscomb's service-learning program) -- 2009
 
Professional Experience
Teaching at Lipscomb since 2000
Former adjunct at Belmont University – 1 year
Currently serving as an adjunct at Tennessee Technical University
 
Professional Information
Certified by ACSM (American College of Sports Medicine) as a health/fitness specialist.
Certified by ACE (American Council on Exercise) as a group fitness instructor.
Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher with 200 hours training.
Published and presented papers on various health and exercise topics at the regional and national level.
 
Interesting Information
Member of ACSM and AAHPERD (American Alliance for  Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance) and has served the Tennessee chapter,  TAHPERD,  in the capacity of newsletter editor for the past 15 years.
Member of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society.