Adjunct Faculty-Exercise and Wellness Principles – University, MO

Adjunct Faculty-Exercise and Wellness Principles

Franklin University

University, MO


Job description

Franklin University, located in Columbus, Ohio, is seeking part-time adjunct faculty to teach undergraduate level Exercise and Wellness Principles courses. These 12-week courses will be taught online each term.

In these courses, students will gain an understanding of the concepts of physical fitness, health, and wellness, including psychosocial factors, key components of fitness, key dietary nutrients, the effects of modern lifestyles on disease development, and basic components of fitness plans and the structure, breadth, and application of the discipline of kinesiology, and identify career options available in kinesiology. They will also understand culture and sociology of sport and society, including current topics such as deviance, aggression, coaching subculture, varsity sports programs, gender-equity, and race and ethnicity in sport. Finally, students will understand how to design and implement safe and effective strength training, athletic performance, and personal training programs using scientific principles and including sport-specific testing, proper exercise technique, and principles of progression and variation.

Requirements for these positions include a master’s degree in Exercise Science, Exercise Physiology, Kinesiology, Nutrition or Wellness, or a related degree. If the degree is in a related field, the candidate should have at least 18 graduate credit hours in these areas or a related academic area. 3-5 years of fitness, wellness, health, or sports performance experience are required. Prior experience teaching Exercise Science at the university level is preferred.

Diverse candidates are encouraged to apply.

About Franklin University

Founded in 1902, Franklin University has built its reputation on removing barriers to higher education for ambitious adults who must balance their educational goals with other commitments. Accredited and nonprofit, Franklin has earned its long-standing reputation as an innovator in online education. The University offers applied, in-demand undergraduate, master’s and doctorate programs that enable adult learners to achieve their educational and professional goals. From entrepreneurs to CEOs, more than 50,000 Franklin alumni can be found around the world contributing to the communities in which they live and work.

At Franklin University, we embrace diversity and strive to create an environment where students, faculty and staff feel a sense of belonging. We recognize that our collective potential can only be realized when difference is valued, equal access to opportunity is sought, and inclusion is practiced.

Franklin University is committed to creating a respectful and inclusive educational and workplace environment. Franklin does not discriminate on the basis of age, religion, race, ethnicity, color, national origin, ancestry, immigration status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or familial status, disability, or veteran or military status.

How to apply

As a private, nonprofit institution, Franklin University was founded in 1902 in Columbus, Ohio, to serve the needs of adult students who have the ambition to continue their education in combination with other responsibilities.

Today, Franklin has grown to be Central Ohio's foremost educator of working adults and the third-largest private university in the state. Annually, we serve more than 11,000 students from across the country and around the world. 


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