Directory » KIRSTIN BREKKEN SHEA
258 PEAP
845-3158
Department
HEALTH & KINESIOLOGY
Physical Education Activity Program
Education
M.S., Physical Education, Texas A&M University (1982)
B.S., Biology, Texas Lutheran (1981)
KIRSTIN BREKKEN SHEA
Instructional Professor
Research Interests
Motivation, Nutrition, Stress Management throught Yoga and Meditation
BIOGRAPHY
Kirstin is an Associate Instructional Professor teaching in the Physical Education and Activity Program. She is interested in fitness, nutrition, obesity, body image issues, yoga and the benefits of meditation. She is the mom of three wonderful kids (Brek-25, Kacy-20, and Ryka-15) and the stepmom to two wonderful sons (Matt-43 and Kevin-40) she loves teaching and she loves being a mom. When not teaching she is usually cheering her kids at a soccer game or working in her garden at home with her menagerie of dogs, cats, chickens, and goats.
KINE CLASSES
Beginning and Intermediate Yoga Step Aerobics Majors Aerobic Movement/Majors Fitness Walking/Indoor Cycle/Cardiokickboxing
COURSES TAUGHT
KINE120. SCI BASIC HLTH & FITNESS
2020C,2015A,2014C
KINE121.
2005A
KINE121. Phys And Motor Fitness
2007A,2005C,2004C
KINE121. PHYS & MOTOR FITNESS
2019A,2018C
KINE198. HEALTH & FITNESS ACTIVITY
2020C,2020A,2019C,2019A,2018C
KINE199. REQUIRED PHYSICAL ACTI
2020C,2020B,2020A,2019C,2019A
KINE223. INTRO SCI HLTH & FITNESS
2019B,2018A,2016C,2016A,2015C
KINE485. Directed Studies
2007A,2006A,2005C


SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
Books and Monographs
Brekken Shea, K., Darnell, G., Agnor, D., & Netherland B. (2014). The Science of Basic Health & Fitness (1st edition). Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt Publishing Co.
Bounds, L., Brekken-Shea, K., Agnor, D., & Darnell, G. (2012). Health & Fitness: A Guide to a Healthy Lifestyle (5th ed.). Dubuque, Iowa: Kendall Hunt Publishing Co
Caruso, N.,Shea, K., Agnor, D., Netherland, B., Slagel, K., Wenzel, T. 2007. Yoga for Students. Kendall/Hunt Publishing Co., Dubuque, IA.
Bounds, L., Shea, K., Agnor, D., Darnell, Gibbons, E. 2005. Health and Fitness - A Guide to a Healthy Lifestyle. 3rd Edition. Kendall/Hunt Publishing Co., Dubuque, IA.
Bounds, L., Agnor, D., Brekken-Shea, K. and Darnell, G. (2002). Health and Fitness: A Guide to a Healthy Lifestyle 2nd Edition. Dubuque Iowa: Kendall Hunt Publishers.
Journal Articles
Green, J.S., Peterson, R., Womack, W., Hill, K., Schmitz, R., Brekken, K, Kimbrough, S., & Crouse, S. (2007) Perceived versus actual heart disease risk in college health and kinesiology students. Canadian Journal of Kinesiology, 1(2), 14-17.
Moore, T., Schell, C., Walton, C., Martin, S.E., Womack, J.W., Hill, K.L., Schmitz, R., Brekken-Shea, K., Kimbrough, S., Crouse, S.E. & Green, J.S. (2005). Differences in heart disease risk perception in cardiac patients, medical professionals, and college-age adults: A pilot study. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 37(5).
Book Chapters
Brekken Shea, K., Darnell, G., Agnor, D., & Netherland, B. (2014). The Introduction to the Science of Health and Fitness (1st edition). Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt Publishing Co. ISBN 978-1-4652-4940-1


AWARDS
Emil Mammaliga Award (2010)
LEADERSHIP POSITIONS
Children's Christmas Program Director (2012)