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School of Adult and Graduate Education
Blaney Hall 105


Dianne M. Babbitt, Ph.D.

Chairperson, Health Sciences Department
Program Director, Integrative Exercise Science
Associate Professor
Hamilton Boulevard Building, 41A

PhD, Temple University
MS, East Stroudsburg University
BS, Cairn University


Research Interests

My research interests are in the area of cardiovascular exercise physiology, specifically the integration of molecular physiology with applied physiology in understanding the effect of exercise on the pathophysiology of cardiovascular diseases. Through research I strive to make positive contributions to the discipline of exercise physiology, and am excited at the prospect of these research findings having a positive contribution to the health of individuals.


There have been multiple people who have invested in my education, career in teaching, and ventures into scientific research. Many of the inter- and intra-disciplinary professionals with whom I have had the opportunity to collaborate have enlightened me to the fact that teaching and scientific research are advanced through a group effort and open conversation. I aspire to bring this philosophy to my interactions with colleagues and students.

On Becoming a Teacher

The profession of teaching encourages lifelong learning. My desire for learning has led to an eagerness for sharing knowledge through teaching. The more I learn and teach, the more I realize that I continue to have much to learn.
“The greater our knowledge increases, the more our ignorance unfolds.” John F. Kennedy

Memberships and Certifications

Member: American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
International Society of Hypertension (ISH)

Certification: ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist

Courses Taught

Introduction to Exercise Science
Exercise Physiology I
Exercise Physiology II
Exercise Testing and Prescription
Research Methods in Exercise Science
Seminar in Exercise Science
Independent Research in Exercise Science
Physical Conditioning for Exercise and Sport
Introduction to Public Health
Introduction to Global Health
Introduction to Health Professions
Health Professions II
Health Professions III 
Health Sciences Capstone

Why Cedar Crest?

Attending a small, private liberal arts college as an undergraduate student has allowed me to appreciate the value of this type of education offered at Cedar Crest College. It is exciting that Cedar Crest College is designed for women who desire the opportunity to achieve the highest levels of personal and professional development. As a professor, it is my desire to facilitate and empower students to realize their full potential.

Professional Advice

My advice to talented, emerging Health Science professionals is to be open to new experiences, ideas, and discussions with colleagues of both similar and diverse personal and professional backgrounds. Embracing these types of interactions fosters the greatest individual growth.

Hollie Gibbons, DHS

Assistant Professor
Hamilton Boulevard Building, 41B
Ext. 4565

DHS, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
MPH, East Stroudsburg University
BS, Marywood College

Donald M. Cummings, PhD

Donald M. Cummings, PhD
PhD, Temple University
MS, East Stroudsburg University
BS, College of Charleston

Gregory B. Dwyer, PhD, FACS

Gregory B. Dwyer, PhD, FACSM
PhD, Indiana University
MS, Wake Forest University
BS, University of Texas at Austin

Kelly Berk, MPH
MPH, East Stroudsburg University
BSN, East Stroudsburg University

Tara Encarnacion, MS, M.Ed, ACSM-CEP
MS, East Stroudsburg University
M.Ed, East Stroudsburg University
BS, Susquehanna University

John Hauth, Ed.D, LAT, ATC

John Hauth, Ed.D, LAT, ATC
Ed.D, University of Sarasota
MS, University of Arizona
BS, East Stroudsburg University

Jorge Perez, DAT, LAT, ATC
DAT, A.T. Still University
MS, East Stroudsburg University
BS, University of Puerto Rico

Jillian Hall, DAT, LAT, ATC, CSCS, USAW-1

Jillian Hall, DAT, LAT, ATC, CSCS, USAW-1
DAT, Moravian University
MS, East Stroudsburg University
BS, University of Delaware

Keith Gray, MS, MSCC

Keith Gray, MS, MSCC
MS, California University of Pennsylvania
BS, Virginia Tech

Leo Totten, MS, USAW-5

Leo Totten, MS, USAW-5
MS, McDaniel College
BS, West Chester University