Kathryn Berlin

Dr. Kathryn Berlin

Kathryn Berlin, Ph. D. CSCS

Assistant Professor
Department of Applied Health Sciences
Arena B-58
Phone: 812.237.3070
E-Mail: Kathryn.Berlin@indstate.edu

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Ph.D. (Dual title) in Health Promotion--Disease Prevention and Gerontology, Purdue University, 2012
M.S. in Physical Education/Exercise Science, Indiana University, 2008
B.S. in Kinesiology with K-12 teaching certification in Physical Education, Texas Women’s University, 1999


2012 – present: Assistant Professor, Department of Applied Health Sciences, College of Nursing, Health, and Human Services,
Indiana State University, Terre Haute, Indiana

2008 – 2012: Teaching Assistant, Department of Health and Kinesiology, College of Health and Human Sciences, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana
2007 – 2008: American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), Indianapolis, Indiana
2002 – 2007: Athletes Edge Athletic Performance Facility, Owner, Director, Strength and Conditioning Coach, Indianapolis, Indiana
2001 – 2002: Personal Trainer, Assistant Softball Coach, IUPUI, Indianapolis, Indiana
1999 – 2000: Physical Education Teacher, Highland Village Elementary, Highland Village, Texas

Graduate Courses

Indiana State University
AHS 602 Intro to Public Health
AHS 619 Seminar: Advanced Health Program Planning & Coordination

Undergraduate courses

Indiana State University
AHS 111 Personal Health and Wellness
AHS 340 Health Biostatistics
AHS 391 Educational Methods
AHS 403 Communicable and Chronic Disease and AIDs
AHS 480 Senior Seminar
AHS 491 Health Sciences Internship

Purdue University
HK 215 Basic Health Studies Distance Learning
HK 219 Personal & Community Health
HK 225 Human Sexuality and Health
HK 226 Contemporary Women’s Health


My research interests are on distinct, but interrelated areas: intrinsic motivations or reasons for continued physical activity; decisions underlying a particular activity choice; the influence of physician and health risk appraisals on physical activity adherence and health outcomes; and interventions to increase activity across the lifespan. My research efforts include work in qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methodology research.

Publications and Presentations


Berlin, K.L., & Klenosky D.B. (In Press). Let me play, not exercise! A laddering study of older women’s motivations for continued engagement in sports-based versus exercise-based leisure time physical activities. Journal of Leisure Research.

Conference Presentations

Berlin, K.L. & Klenosky, D.B. (Nov. 2012). Why Exercise when Sport is Fun? Emphasizing Play may be Key to Improving Activity in Older Adults. Gerontological Society of America, 65th Annual Scientific Meeting, San Diego, California.

Berlin, K.L. & Klenosky, D.B. (Nov. 2012). Using means-end theory and the laddering technique to explore older women’s reasons for engaging in leisure time physical activities. Gerontological Society of America, 64th Annual Scientific Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts.

Poster Presentations

Danek, R., Berlin, K., Waite, G., & Geib, R. (2013). Perceptions of Nutrition Education in Health Professional Programs. Poster Presentation: National Rural Health Association, Annual Rural Health Conference


Research/Creative Project Support for Student Wages. Summer 2013. Evaluation of Health Administration Program at Indiana State University, $500

Charlotte Zietlow Women Faculty Research Award. Indiana State University, Spring 2012. Lead Author of Health Sciences Textbook, $1,100

Spring 2011 Committee for the Education of Teaching Assistants (CETA) - Teaching Award, Purdue University

Spring 2011  Donald L. Corrigan Professional Development Grant - Health & Kinesiology Department, Purdue University

Fall 2010  Emerging Scholar and Professional Organization (ESPO) - Carol A. Schultz Student Travel Award

Fall 1998  Health and Kinesiology, Texas Women’s University - Kinesiology Scholarship Honors Award

June 1984 Honorable Discharge - United States Navy

April 1982 Letter of Appreciation, U.S. Navy, Rota, Spain - Commanding Officer, U.S. Naval Communication Station