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Clinical Exercise at Aquinas College

Heather Kesselring-Quakenbush, Ph. D.

Department Chair of Kinesiology
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Heather Kesselring-Quakenbush has over 20 years of higher education experience. Currently the Kinesiology Department Chair, she was hired in 2007 as the Program Director for the Business Administration/Sport Management major. She has served as the Associate Provost, Dean of Curriculum, and Executive Director of the Advantage Center, and the Interim Vice President of Academics, Provost and Dean of Faculty. Prior to Aquinas, she lead the Employee Wellness Program at Lansing Community College (LCC) and taught in the Physical Fitness and Wellness department. Before LCC, she taught and worked in the Athletic Department at Central Michigan University, taught and worked in the life-long learning program at Michigan State University, and worked in sports information at Alma College. She earned a Ph.D. in Sport Psychology from Michigan State University in 2006, a M.S. in Sport Administration from Central Michigan University in 1997, and a B.S. in Fashion Merchandising from Western Michigan University in 1987.


  • Ph.D., Michigan State University
  • M.A., Central Michigan University
  • B.S., Western Michigan University