Exercise Science

Department News

Exercise Science student Nathan Price is on the cover of Rock and Ice Magazine!!!!

Exercise Science announces new faculty

The Exercise Science Department is pleased to announce our new tenure track hire, Dr. Susumu Iwasaki.  Dr. Iwasaki completed his doctorate at the University of Kansas in the Department of Health, Sport and Exercise Sciences in 2014. As a graduate of the Sport Psychology program, Dr. Iwasaki's research focuses primarily on athlete perceptions of team climate and mindful engagement in sport. He has co-authored several articles including The Efforts of Sport Psychology Professionals to Assist Sport Administrators in Evaluating Youth Sport Programs.

While at Kansas, he was a key member of the Sport and Exercise Psychology lab where he mentored both undergraduate and graduate research projects. During his graduate program, Dr. Iwasaki was awarded the Wayne Osness Outstanding Doctoral Student Award. In addition to his academic training, Dr. Iwasaki also has an extensive applied background in sport coaching. For example, he coached high school basketball in Japan over 10 years. He is presently working towards becoming a certified consultant through the Association for Applied Sport Psychology.

Dr. Iwasaki comes to us from Ibaraki University in Japan via the University of Kansas. He was a Jayhawk and now he is a Skyhawk.

Video on Exercise Science Alum Katarina Marks

Recent alum and present Assistant Cross Country Coach Katarina Marks was featured on Four Corners TV for her prowess in Xterra Off-Road Triathlon races. Full Video here.


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Why Study Exercise Science at FLC?

The Exercise Science program at Fort Lewis College hones professional skills and scientific knowledge through meaningful research, engaging classroom discussions, and practical real-world experiences that prepare students for graduate study and careers in teaching, coaching, sport administration, personal training, physical therapy, and other athletic, recreation, fitness, and wellness professions.

Our students begin their clinical studies earlier than at other schools, using professional equipment in our Human Performance Laboratory. We also offer opportunities for teaching in area public schools, working as personal trainers in the Student Life Center, and developing exercise programs for real-world clients.