Jessica Albers, PhD

Associate Professor, Graduate Program Coordinator

Address: HCN 170
Phone: 507-389-1471

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.

Contact me if you are interested in Undergraduate Research.

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



ACSM-Exercise Physiologist

Exercise Is Medicine- Level 2

ACSM Physical Activity and Public Health Specialist


Current Research Projects:

Use of physical activity in coping with the transition to online learning. 

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.  

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