Dr. Norris Russell

HHP Professor
Co-Faculty Athletics Representative
Office Location Noble Complex, 113
Phone (Office) 405.585.5371
OBU Mailbox # 61171
Email norris.russell@okbu.edu


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