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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.

Faculty

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Jessica Aakre

Adjunct Instructor of Applied Health Sciences | jessica-aakre@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2014

Adjunct Instructor of Applied Health Sciences

Justin Byers

Justin Byers

Associate Professor of Applied Health Sciences | 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

Associate Professor of Applied Health Sciences | 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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Kaela Colvaard

Adjunct Instructor of Applied Health Sciences | kap85577@bethel.edu

Adjunct Instructor of Applied Health Sciences

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Oluremi Famodu-Jackson

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Applied Health Sciences | olf78349@bethel.edu

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Applied Health Sciences

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Andrew Fernelius

Adjunct Instructor of Applied Health Sciences | aof75949@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2017

Adjunct Instructor of Applied Health Sciences

Steven Henkel

Steven Henkel

Professor of Applied Health Sciences Emeritus | 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

Adjunct Instructor of Applied Health Sciences | j-herbrechtsmeyer@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2002

Adjunct Instructor of Applied Health Sciences

Leah Jackson

Leah Jackson

Assistant Professor of Applied Health Sciences | leah-jackson@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2016

Beyond the classroom, Leah remains current in her practice of physical therapy specializing in patients who have suffered neurological injuries including spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury (and concussion), and is expanding her knowledge in the areas of vestibular integration and visual performance. Her current areas of research include postural restoration theories.

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Michael Kiely

Adjunct Instructor in Applied Health Sciences | mtk27876@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2019

Adjunct Instructor in Applied Health Sciences

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Rick Meyer

Adjunct Instructor of Human KInetics and Applied Health Sciences | meyric@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2005

Adjunct Instructor of Human KInetics and Applied Health Sciences

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Doug Novak

Adjunct Instructor of Applied Health Sciences | doug-novak@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2013

Adjunct Instructor of Applied Health Sciences

Seth Paradis

Seth Paradis

Professor of Applied Health Sciences | 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.

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Andrew Parnell

Adjunct Instructor of Applied Health Sciences | aj-parnell@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2017

Assistant Football Coach, Instructor

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James Pearson

Adjunct Instructor of Applied Health Sciences | jap86566@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2013

Adjunct Instructor of Applied Health Sciences

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Madeline Salsibury

Adjunct Instructor of Applied Health Sciences | mas43972@bethel.edu

Adjunct Instructor of Applied Health Sciences

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Nicole Schwery

Adjunct Instructor of Applied Health Sciences | nis84934@bethel.edu

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Alyssa Tiedens

Adjunct Instructor of Applied Health Sciences | a-tiedens@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2017

Adjunct Instructor of Applied Health Sciences