Nicci Whalen '98
Department Chair of Sport Science & Health Education, Assistant Professor of Sport Science and Health Education
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- Mary Berry 411
- BA, 1998, Simpson College
MS, 2001, Iowa State University
Certified and Licensed Athletic Training
ACSM Certified Health and Fitness Specialist
I am a native Nebraskan who graduated from Simpson College and enjoyed it so much that I had to return. I am an Assistant Professor in Sport Science and Health Education and also serve as the department chair.
I am an Exercise Physiologist and Certified Athletic Trainer, so you can tell that I enjoy studying sports, exercise and the human body. I teach Kinesiology, Personal Health, Nutrition, Exercise Physiology and Exercise Prescription for Special Populations, which are all part of the Exercise Science and/or Athletic Training major(s). I am specifically passionate about children’s health and nutrition and love working with Indianola schools to educate and enhance the health of the local kids.
When I’m not at Simpson, I stay busy with my three kids. In addition, my husband is a football and wrestling coach, so our life is surrounded by athletics. Go Storm!