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Our professors are distinguished scholars, active researchers, published writers, and faithful Christians who demonstrate what it means to be both Christ-followers and leaders in their academic fields. As mentors and role models, they play a huge role in the integration of faith and learning at Bethel.

Department Chair

Seth Paradis

Seth Paradis

Program Director and Professor of Human Kinetics and Applied Health Science and Department Chair | s-paradis@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2006

Paradis has extensive consulting and research experience within injury prevention and the development of neuromuscular facilitation. He is starting to examine the body’s endocrine response to daily stress and how it relates to chronic disease and the dimensions of wellness.

Faculty

Justin Byers

Justin Byers

| jbyers@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2004

Byers received an alumni faculty grant to equip the motor learning laboratory space and to study the effects of dehydration on cognitive performance vs. subjective concussion measures. He is also interested in the differential diagnoses of shoulder injuries, specifically the misdiagnosis of acromioclavicular sprains with radiographic evaluation in hockey players.

Christopher Carroll

Christopher Carroll

| carchrk@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2010

Carroll's area of expertise includes exercise science and sports performance. Chris' passion resides in evaluating how the body responds to physical stress in an exercise, and more specifically, an athletic environment. Most of his previous and current research revolves around the rate of force production in both aerobic and anaerobic settings. Additionally, he investigated repeat sprint and power ability and the considerations in an anaerobic environment.. . . read more.

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Drew Fernelius

| aof75949@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2012

Adjunct Instructor of Human Kinetics and Applied Health Sciences

Kelly Gibas

Kelly Gibas

| kjg45999@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2016

Health Psychology

Steven Henkel

Steven Henkel

| s-henkel@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1986

Henkel speaks and writes about creative movement, motor skill development, character development, and developmentally appropriate games for children and youth.

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Jon Herbrechtsmeyer

| j-herbrechtsmeyer@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2002

Adjunct Instructor of Human Kinetics and Applied Health Sciences

Leah Jackson

Leah Jackson

| leah-jackson@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2016

Physical Therapy

Janet Johnson

Janet Johnson

| jl-johnson@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1996

In addition to her teaching role, Johnson also serves as an Athletic Trainer and the Physical Therapist for Bethel's athletic teams.

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Michael Kiely

| mtk27876@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2019

Adjunct Assistant Professor in Human Kinetics and Applied Health Science

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Amanda Maxwell

| a-maxwell@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2012

Adjunct Instructor of Human Kinetics and Applied Health Sciences

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Rick Meyer

| meyric@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2005

Adjunct Instructor of Human KInetics and Applied Health Sciences

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Doug Novak

| doug-novak@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2013

Adjunct Instructor of Human Kinetics and Applied Health Sciences

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Andrew Parnell

| aj-parnell@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2017

Assistant Football Coach, Instructor

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James Pearson

| jap86566@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2013

Adjunct Instructor of Human Kinetics and Applied Health Science

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Brian Raabe

| bcr45464@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2011

Adjunct Instructor of Human Kinetics & Applied Health Science

Greta Schutte

Greta Schutte

| ges77279@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2013

Associate Professor of Human Kinetics and Applied Health Science

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Denise Swanson

| drs39328@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2008

Adjunct Instructor of Human Kinetics & Applied Health Science

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Bernard Walker

| bwalker@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2009

Adjunct Associate Professor of Human Kinetics and Applied Health Science

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