Our Alumni

A graduate degree in Kinesiology or Health Education prepares students for a broad range of professional and academic careers. Explore what our graduates have gone on to accomplish in the fields of sports, medicine, business, academia and more.

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Ben B. Yaspelkis III, Ph.D.

Professor and Director, Exercise Physiology and Biochemistry Laboratories, Department of Kinesiology, California State University Northridge

Education

  • B.S., Sports Medicine, Pepperdine University (1988) 
  • M.A., Exercise Science, University of Texas at Austin (1990) 
  • Ph.D., Exercise Science, University of Texas at Austin (1995)
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Brittany Jacobs, M.Ed.

USA Rugby Referee Department Head

Education

  • B.S., Kinesiology, The University of New Hampshire (2008)
  • M.Ed., Secondary Education, The University of New Hampshire (2009)
  • M. Ed., Sport Management, The University of Texas at Austin (2012)
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Catherine Ortega, Ed.D.

Program Director/Chairperson at the Department of Physical Therapy at the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio

Education

  • B.A., Purdue University (1986)
  • M.A., West Virginia University (1987)
  • MSPT, Texas Women’s University (1989)
  • Ed.D., University of Texas at Austin (2006)
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Christian T. Gloria, Ph.D., CHES

Assistant Professor of Public Health at Hawaii Pacific University

Education

  • B.S., Kinesiology: Health Promotion & Fitness The University of Texas at Austin (2005) 
  • M.A., Health Education The University of Texas at Austin (2009) 
  • Ph.D., Health Behavior & Health Education The University of Texas at Austin (2013)
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Dan Corbin, M.Ed.

Waterloo Bucks General Manager

Education

  • B.A., University of Northern Iowa (1998)
  • M.Ed., University of Texas at Austin (2001)
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Denise E. Herrera, Ph.D., MCHES

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (Research-Evaluation-Learning Unit)

Education

  • B.S., University of New Mexico (2002)
  • M.S., University of Arizona (2004)
  • Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin (2009)

Jim Martin, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Exercise and Sport Science, University of Utah

Education

  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas at Austin (1981) 
  • M.A., Exercise Science, University of Texas at Austin (1995) 
  • Ph.D., Exercise Science, University of Texas at Austin (1998)
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Joseph T. Ciccolo, Ph.D.

Faculty, Department of Biobehavioral Sciences at Teachers College, Columbia University

Education

  • B.S., Northeastern University (1999)
  • M.A., The University of Texas at Austin (2002)
  • Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin (2006)
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Justin B. Moore, Ph.D.

Faculty, Department of Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina

Education

  • BS Kinesiology, Texas A&M – Corpus Christi, 1996
  • MS, Exercise Science, The University of Mississippi, 1998
  • PhD, Health Education, The University of Texas at Austin, 2003
  • Certificate of Competencies, Epidemiology, The University of Michigan, 2010
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Kelly Frank, M.S.

Clinical Research Manager – LDR Spine

Education

  • B.S., Architectural Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin (2001)
  • M.S., Kinesiology Biomechanics (2012)
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Stephanie McCoy, M.Ed.

Health Educator, City of Austin Public Health – Austin Healthy Adolescent Program

Education

  • B.S., Kinesiology & Health Promotion, The University of Texas at Austin
  • M.Ed., Health Behavior & Health Education, The University of Texas at Austin
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Stephanie Mingos, M.Ed.

Director of Marketing and Communications for The First Tee of Greater Austin

Education

  • B.A., Modern Languages (Spanish), Rhodes College (2011)
  • M.Ed., Sport Management, University of Texas at Austin (2014)
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Thomas Korff, Ph.D.

Senior Lecturer in Biomechanics, Brunel University London

Education

  • M.Sc., The University of Muenster Germany (2000) 
  • Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin (2005)