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Dr. Norris Russell

Professor and Chair,
Division of KALS


Dr. Norris Russell has presented articles on such topics as “Walking to Your Health” and “Trends in Health Attitudes and Practices Among High School/College Students” over the years. He has written the book Concepts in Physical Fitness: A Self-Pace Program to Improve Health Fitness, which OBU students use for the Concepts of Fitness class. Within the community, Dr. Russell is a member of the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sport Higher Education Committee and the American Heart Association Board of Directors. He is also a member of the Shawnee Chamber of Commerce Visitor’s Bureau Region II Jr. College Basketball Tournament Committee.


B.A., Rice University

M.S., East Texas State University

Ed.D., East Texas State University

Dissertation: "The Effects of Biofeedback and Relaxation Response Training on Submaximal Exercise"

Courses Taught

PHED 1411: Beginning Racquetball

KINE 2534: Applied Anatomy

KINE 3022: Health Behavior

KINE 3804: Exercise Test Technique

KINE 4329: Topic: Health/Recreation Research

KINE 4833: Kenesiology and Sports Skill Assessment

Supervisor for Internships and Practicum Students

Selected Publications

“Walking for Your Health”-Presented to Oklahoma Baptist University Senior Adult Conference-August, 1995

Presented in-service workshop for Bethel Schools “Nutrition for Athletes”—August 13, 1992

“The State Curriculum Exam: Analysis and Review”-Presented at OAHPERD Professional Preparation Conference-OBU, Shawnee-July, 1991

Concepts in Physical Fitness: A Self-Paced Program to Improve Health Fitness (2nd Edition) Kendall/Hunt, February, 1989