Dr. Kristen R. Pepin

  • Assistant Professor

Dr. Kristen Pepin is an educator to the core. She is passionate about creating welcoming environments where people feel comfortable stepping outside of their comfort zones to increase the potential for collaboration, innovation, and discovery. She truly believes in the mind-body connection and incorporates movement into as many lessons as possible. Kristen is currently a faculty member and program coordinator in the Health and Physical Education Department at her alma mater, Rhode Island College, where she double majored in Health and Physical Education and earned a certificate in Adapted Physical Education. She earned her M.Ed, with a specialization in Adventure Education from Plymouth State University. Kristen earned her Ph.D. in Education with a specialization in Higher Education through the University of Rhode Island and Rhode Island College. Her dissertation explored undergraduate student wellness through a phenomenological lens. When Kristen is not on campus, she can be found hiking around New England with her family and two dogs.


Rhode Island College

2006 BS Health Education
2006 BS Physical Education RIC
2015 Certification in Adapted Physical Education

Plymouth State University

2011 MEd Physical Education, Concentration: Adventure Education


+ Denotes classes that count towards multiple degree programs

Teacher Preparation

+HPE 140: Introduction to Movement Sciences
+HPE 243: Foundations of Movement
HPE 247: Rhythmic Movement
+HPE 301: Principles of Teaching Activity
HPE 313: Elementary Activities
HPE 325: Assessment in Health and Physical Education
HPE 410: Evaluation and Measurement in Physical Education
+HPE 411: Kinesiology

Community Health and Wellness

HPE 151: Introduction to Recreation in Modern Society
+HPE 205: Conditioning for Personal Fitness
HPE 421: Practicum in Movement Studies and Assessment
HPE 427: Internship in Movement Studies and Recreation
HPE 430: Seminar in Movement Studies and Recreation

Coaching Minor

+HPE 278: Coaching Skills and Tactics
+HPE 308: The Science of Coaching​​​