Pacific Lutheran University

Karen E. McConnell, Ph.D., CHES


Associate Professor
School of Physical Education



Teaching Responsibilities

Fall Semester
PHED 100: Personalized Fitness Programming
PHED 344: Legal Aspects of Physical Activity
HEED 266: Food and Health
HEED 366: Health Psychology

January Term
HEED 190: Big Fat Lies

Spring Semester
PHED 277: Foundations of Physical Education
PHED 293: Teaching Methods of Fitness Activities
HEED 295: School Health
HEED 367: Health & Society

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Scholarly Interests

Body Image, Obesity and Health in Girls and Women

Fitness Education curriculum development and implementation

Physical Activity Promotion and Public Health

Eating Disorders Prevention and Awareness