Dr. Dean Calsbeek ’97 Dean of Natural and Applied Sciences


Dr. Dean Calsbeek ’97

Dr. Dean Calsbeek works with the departments of biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering, kinesiology, mathematics/physics and nursing as dean of natural and applied sciences. A 1997 Northwestern College graduate, he is a gifted teacher with a strong record of innovation and program development. Calsbeek earned a doctorate in physiology and master's degree in exercise physiology from Colorado State University. He is the director of the Human Performance Lab and serves as the program coordinator for the exercise science major, as well as the career concentrations in fitness management and strength & conditioning. He also directs exercise science research and internships and serves as the faculty mentor for the Society of Pre-Physical and Occupational Therapy Students (SPPOTS). In addition to serving as dean, Calsbeek teaches half time as a professor of kinesiology.