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Dr. Andrew Shim

Director, College of St. Mary Kinesiology and Exercise Science

Andrew Shim has been teaching motor behavior and conducting balance research for more than 20 years. He has a B.S. degree in Kinesiology & Health Promotion from Cal Poly Pomona, a Master of Arts in Exercise Science from Cal State Los Angeles, and a Doctorate in Health Education from United States International University in San Diego, CA. Andrew has published in Sport Performance, Educational Theories, and Physical Therapy peer-reviewed international journals.

Besides being nominated several times for teaching awards, he has earned several research awards at two different universities and from 1 Sports Medicine organization. Andrew is certified with the American College of Sports Medicine as an Exercise Physiologist, the National Strength & Conditioning Association as a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist with Distinction, and Dr. Kenneth Cooper’s Institute of Aerobic Research as an Exercise Specialist.

He is currently the founding program director of Kinesiology & Exercise Science at the College of Saint Mary for both undergraduate and graduate programs. His research is focused on fall prevention, especially with the elderly population.