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Jo Zimmerman

Jo B. Zimmerman

Senior Lecturer, Kinesiology

Jo Zimmerman is a senior lecturer in the Department of Kinesiology. 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 Conditioning 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 30 years and teaching for over 25 years.


SPH | Room 2347

(301) 405-2498


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Adjuncts and Affiliates

PhD, Kinesiology

University of Maryland, College Park, MD 

MS, Exercise Science and Health Promotion, 1996

George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

BIS, Sport Science, 1994

George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

KNES 157 N/O Weight Training

KNES 61N/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 (team teaching)

KNES 497 Kinesiology Senior Seminar: Exercise and Brain Health - From Psychobiology to Behavior