Lecturer, Kinesiology
Physical Activity Program Director
Campus: UMD | Building: School of Public Health | Room: 2347
Phone: (301) 405-2498 |
Biography

Research Summary:
Jo Zimmerman is a lecturer in the Department of Kinesiology, and is the Physical Activity Program Director. She earned her undergraduate and master's degrees from George Mason University, and has held the ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist (formerly known as ACSM Health Fitness Specialist) certification since 1996, the NSPA Strength and Condioning Specialist credential since 2001, and the ACSM Exercise is Medicine credential since 2012. Jo has been working in the health and fitness industry for over 25 years and teaching for over 20 years. UMD courses vary by semester, but may include KNES 157N/O, KNES 161N/O, KNES 200, KNES 201, KNES 260, KNES 332, KNES 350, KNES 389P, and KNES 497.

Education and Training

Ph.D., Kinesiology, University of Maryland, College Park, MD (in progress - ABD)
M.S., Exercise Science and Health Promotion, George Mason University, Fairfax,VA, 1996
B.I.S., Sport Science, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, 1994

Courses

KNES 157N/O Weight Training
KNES 161N/O Conditioning
KNES 200 Introduction to Kinesiology
KNES 201 Kinesiological Principles of Physical Activity
KNES 260 Science of Physical Activity and Cardiovascular Health  
KNES 332 Exercise Testing and Prescription for the Fitness Professional 
KNES 350 Psychology of Sport and Exercise
KNES 389P Strength & Conditioning of Athletes (with Coach John Philbin)
KNES 497 Kinesiology Senior Seminar: Exercise and Brain Health - From Psychobiology to Behavior