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Kristin Heumann, PhD, received her Bachelor of Arts in physical education with a concentration in fitness management from Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa. She went on to earn both her Master of Science in exercise and wellness and her PhD in physical activity, nutrition and wellness from Arizona State University. Heumann teaches Latin Rhythms, Health and Fitness Assessment, Physiology of Exercise, Anatomical Kinesiology, Advanced Strength and Conditioning, Worksite Health Promotion, Physical Activity and Aging and an internship.

Prior to teaching, Heumann acted as a personal trainer for a research study being conducted at Arizona State University. She then worked as a lifestyle coordinator in the Worksite Health Promotion setting for Freescale Semiconductor in Tempe, Ariz. She has spent time coaching jump rope and teaching jump rope classes. Heumann then went on to teach at Arizona State University while she was a teaching associate in courses including Aerobics, Weight Training, Instructional Competency Cardiovascular Fitness, and Technology and Physical Activity. She also taught courses at Chandler Gilbert Community College as an adjunct professor. While living in Madrid, Spain, for one semester, she taught courses at the Universidad Europea de Madrid, including a Master's Lecture course for the EUROSPORT Master's program in multimedia sports journalism.

As an educator, Heumann strives to challenge students to think critically to evaluate their core beliefs. She sees the role of educators to push students past knowledge of the subject and into application and significance. She believes that with hands-on experience, students are more engaged and can relate their experiences to their learning. She also continues to introduce information to her courses as it is being published.

Heumann primarily has studied the effects of exercise on bone health in children and young adult women. She has researched physical activity assessments and the effects of deployment on fitness parameters and medical utilization. Heumann is also interested in the areas of worksite health promotion efficacy, the effects of the built environment on health, strength and conditioning, and obesity. She spends her lunch hour working out daily with a group of coaches and believes that you have to practice what you preach. Since she has been a competitive jump roper most of her life, she loves the opportunity to teach others new jump rope tricks. Outside of school, Heumann spends time hiking with her dog and trying new forms of physical activity. She also enjoys traveling to Arizona to see family and anywhere else that she has not been yet.

Selected Publications

Herrmann, S.D., Heumann, K.J., Der Ananian, C.A. Ainsworth, B.A. (2013). Validity and reliability of the Global Physical Activity Questionnaire (GPAQ). Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science, 17, 221-235.

Malehorn, K., Hiniker, J., Mackey, T., Heumann, K.J., Murray, S.R., Pettitt, R.W. (2013). Kinesio Tape® Applied to the Thorax Augments Ventilatory Efficiency during Heavy Exercise. International Journal of Exercise Science, 6(2), 157-163.

Warr, B.J., Heumann, K.J., Dodd, D.J., Swan, P.D., Alvar, B.A. (October, 2012). Injuries, changes in fitness, and medical demands in deployed National Guard soldiers. Military Medicine, 177(10), 1136-1142.

Warr, B.J., Alvar, B., Dodd, D., Heumann, K., Mitros, M., Keating, C., Swan, P.D. (November, 2011). How do they compare? an assessment of pre-deployment fitness in the Arizona National Guard. The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 25(11), 2955-2962.


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Kristin Heumann's curriculum vitae