Kinesiology faculty

Paul Arthur Bartlett, Ed.D.

Professor of Kinesiology
Department Chair

Ed.D., University of Arkansas
M.S., Drake University
B.S., Iowa State University



A kinesiology generalist, Dr. Bartlett teaches the social-cultural courses, some of the scientific foundation courses, and Coaching of Wrestling. He has presented and published research on sport facility design. His current research interest is in the area of cross-cultural sport studies. Formerly Northwestern's wrestling and women's golf coach, he served as president of the NAIA coaches associations for both sports and was inducted into the NAIA Hall of Fame.


  • Concepts of Physical Fitness

    Concepts of Physical Fitness

    (2 credits) (IGE option under Physical Wellness) The course examines various concepts of health and physical fitness with the purpose of encouraging the student to establish positive patterns of activity and healthy living.
  • Biomechanics


    (3 credits; alternate years, consult department) Mechanical principles and concepts governing human movement are examined, with an emphasis on analyzing sport skills. Prerequisite: KIN233.
  • Anatomical Kinesiology

    Anatomical Kinesiology

    (3 credits) The study of human movement based on anatomical and mechanical principles. Emphasis is placed on the application of these principles in the analysis of human sports performance. Prerequisite: BIO102, 115, 121 or permission of the instructor.
  • Motor Learning

    Motor Learning

    (3 credits) Understanding of theoretical constructs of learning and knowledge of motor learning principles relating to response mechanisms, feedback, motivation, stress anxiety factors, and the influence of psycho-social elements in the acquisition of complex movements.
  • Introduction to Kinesiology

    Introduction to Kinesiology

    (3 credits) Introduction to the field of kinesiology including aims, objectives, history, philosophy, programs, principles, basic concepts of organization and administration, professional organizations, and the relationship of Christian commitment to the field.

Professional experience

  • Lecturer in physical education and head assistant wrestling coach, Drake University
  • Assistant wrestling coach, Iowa State University


  • American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD)
  • International Society on Comparative Sport and Physical Education


  • NAIA Wrestling Hall of Fame Inductee for Meritorious Service, 2008-09
  • Profiled by the Christian College Sports News Network, 1992