Jessica Albers, PhD
Assistant Professor, Graduate Program Coordinator
Fall 20 Office Hours: M W 10-12; T 10-12, 1-3; H 2-4
Academic Interests: undergraduate student research, teaching motivational interviewing techniques, increasing culture and diversity discussion in exercise science, serving as faculty advisor to the Exercise is Medicine student club.
Research Interests: heart rate variability, youth physical activity programs, physiological response to jump rope as a training tool, college physical activity, and stress.
Ph.D. Kinesiology - University of Minnesota
Specialization: Behavioral Aspects of Physical Activity
Minor: Prevention Science
M.S. Kinesiology - Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
B.S. Health Science Studies - Baylor University
Exercise Is Medicine- Level 2
ACSM Physical Activity and Public Health Specialist
Current Research Projects:
Examining the impact perceived cardiovascular disease susceptibility and CVD family history has on CVD literacy and current physical activity levels.
Assessing heart rate variability and its relationship to perceived stress in collegiate volleyball players.
Creating more effection single under and double under prescriptions based on heart rate during jump rope interval training.
Conducting thematic analyses to find what exercise means to people through our Exercise is Medicine booths.