Dr. Ross Bouma Assistant Professor of Kinesiology; Department Chair


Ed.D., University of North Carolina Greensboro
M.P.E., Idaho State University
B.A., Dordt College

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Ross Bouma earned a doctorate in kinesiology with a dissertation that focused on the decline of interscholastic sports officials and identifying perceived barriers of college athletes to becoming high school sports officials. He also has a Master of Physical Education degree with an emphasis in athletic administration, more than 15 years of experience teaching physical education and health, and eight years of administrative experience in education and athletics. He has coached a variety of sports, including football, soccer, basketball, track and golf. While a member of the Iowa High School Athletic Association, he served on the association's Basketball Advisory Committee. Bouma is also certified as an emergency medical technician and serves part time as an EMT for the Orange City Area Health System.

KIN180 - 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.

KIN241 - Directed Field Experience in Kinesiology I

(1 credit) Provides exposure to a variety of careers related to fitness, therapy, or sport management. Prerequisite: KIN180 or 182. Note: Requires 25-clock hours of work experience. Graded on a pass/no pass basis.

KIN341 - Directed Field Experience in Kinesiology II

(1 credit) Provides practical work experience in fitness, therapy, or sport management settings. Prerequisite: KIN241. Note: Requires 25-clock hours of work experience. Graded on a pass/no pass basis.

KIN417 - Internship

(4 credits may apply toward the major) Prerequisite: KIN241 and either KIN341 or KIN381.

Teacher and coach, Unity Christian High School, Orange City, IA

Assistant varsity men's basketball coach, Dordt College, Sioux Center, IA

Emergency medical technician, Orange City Area Health System

Iowa High School Athletic Association, Basketball Advisory Committee member, 2013-14