Valerie Powers

Assistant Professor of Kinesiology and Nutrition


I am a graduate of California State University, Sacramento and completed my Master of Science in Kinesiology in 2000. I have been at the University of Saint Francis since 2013 teaching in the Kinesiology & Nutrition Department. My areas of focus are exercise physiology, exercise testing and prescription and stress management. I love teaching and engaging with students
through their classes at USF. I believe teaching is most effective when you account for the whole person and nourish body, mind, and spirit in the process. I own a yoga studio and personal training business in NE Indiana and utilize knowledge about clients in classes I teach. I volunteer at organizations that support the promotion of health and wellness from youth to senior citizens.

Areas of Interest

  • Exercise Physiology
  • Exercise Testing & Prescription
  • Personal Training
  • Stress Management
  • Health & Wellness Education
  • Yoga
  • Hiking
  • Travel
Valerie Powers