- Ph.D. in Human Performance at Indiana University, 2012
- M.S. in Exercise and Sport Science at Colorado State University, 1989
- B.S. in Leisure Studies Program Specialist option at University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana, 1980
IU HPER Trustees Teaching Excellence Award, 2004 & 2009
Editorial Board, Health and Fitness Journal, American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), 2004-present
Wellness Council of Indiana Advisory Board- 2009-present
November 07-10': American Council on Exercise National Advisory Board member
Certification and Education Committee for the Health/Fitness Track, American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), 1998-2003
Program Director, Fitness/Wellness, Indiana University Recreational Sports, 1994-2003
Program Director, SportWell Program, Student Health Center, University of Illinois, 1989-1994
Certified Health/Fitness Specialist (American College of Sports Medicine) since 1990
Certified Group Exercise Instructor (American Council on Exercise) since 1999
Certified Functional Movement Screening (FMS) since 2011
I enjoy the combination of teaching, service, and research. My doctoral work focused on translational research in a military setting for active duty personnel over 40 years old. I have a special interest in functional movement, safe and effective fitness instruction and evaluating health outcomes relating to physical activity. My passion is promoting, teaching and evaluating safe, effective, practical outcome-based physical activity/movement program delivery methods in order to encourage healthy lifestyles and focus on improved quality of life and prevention of illness.
2012-Present - Healthy IU service contract to assist with IU faculty/staff healthy change program evaluation and delivery.
2008-2013 -Senior Health Assessment Program with the United States Navy. Service contract provides six Fitness Specialists to three Navy bases (Norfolk, VA, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, and San Diego, CA) to deliver the SHAPE program to Navy active duty personnel 40 years and up and evaluate a waterfront research project in San Diego, CA. - http://www.navyfitness.org/shape/
2010-2011 - AAU/Bell Updyke Willett Kinesiology Research Fund, Indiana University. Impact of Fitness Coaching or Personal Training on biometric and behavioral outcomes of college freshman in a Fitness/Wellness Living Learning center.
2007-2008 - AAU/Bell-Updyke-Willet Kinesiology Research Fund, Indiana University. Effect of Lifestyle Physical Activity Intervention vs. a Structured Exercise Program on Physical Activity, Health and Quality of Life in a Worksite Population.
Get Up! Get Going! Functional Movement in Your Day - TEDxYouth@Indianapolis presention - YouTube Video of Presentation
Kennedy-Armbruster, C., Sexauer, L., Evans, E., Wyatt, W., Branspenninx, J., Singleton, B. (2013). Functional Movement Ability, Strength, Flexibility, Fatigue, and Obesity Associations in a 40 Military Population. Med Sci Sports Exerc, 44:5, supplement .
Kennedy-Armbruster, C., Sexauer, L., Wyatt, W., Shea, J., (2012). Effects of Navy SHAPE on Fitness parameters, Functional movement screening, (FMS) and Self-reported Sitting Time. Med Sci Sports Exerc, 44:5, supplement, #2145.
Kennedy-Armbruster, C., Shipley, M., Yoke, M., & Calvert (2012). Personal Training and Fitness Coaching: Do They Really Work? ACE Certified News, Jan. 2012.
Kennedy-Armbruster, C., Marquette, D., & Williams, D. (2011). Project Matrix: Fitness Educators and Fitness Equipment Manufacturers Working Together Innovatively. ACSM Health and Fitness Journal. July/Aug. 2011.
Huber, L., Allen, P. & Kennedy-Armbruster, C. (2010). Synergy and Sensibility: A Course on entrepreneurship in Gerotechnologies. Gerontology & Geriatrics Education. 31:181-197.
Kennedy-Armbruster, C, Huber, L. & Ona, F. (2009). Increasing Functional Fitness Using Internet-based Video Conferencing, ACSM Health and Fitness Journal, 13:3, 31-32.
Ona, F., Kennedy-Armbruster, C., Hornsby, W., Lohrmann, D., Shipley, M., Schrag, M., Jacobs, D. (2010). Fitness Wellness Living Learning Center Interventions: A Systems Approach to Increasing Physical Activity and Wellness among College Students. American Public Health Association, Paper #222171.
Lorenzen-Huber, L., Ona, F., & Kennedy-Armbruster, C. (2009). Increasing Functional Physical Activity among Older Adults using Internet-based Video Conferencing: A Pilot Case Study. American Public Health Association, Paper #203240.
Shipley, M., Kennedy-Armbruster, C., Ona, F., Lohrmann, D., Schrag, M., & Hornsby, W. (2009). The impact of a participatory learning approach within a health and wellness course for college freshman. American Public Health Association, Paper #203450.
Reis, J., Flegel, M., & Kennedy, C. (1996). An Assessment of Lower Back Pain in Young Adults: Implications for College Health Education. Journal of American College Health, 44(6), 289-293.
Kennedy, C., Reis, J., Bane, S., & Stang, J. (1995). A Comparison of Body Image Perceptions of Exercising and Nonexercising College Students. Wellness Perspectives Research, Theory, and Practice, 11(3).
Kennedy-Armbruster, C. and Yoke, M. (2009) Methods of Group Exercise Instruction, Edition #2 (Edition #3 in progress). Human Kinetics Publishers, Champaign, IL.
Yoke, M. & Kennedy, C.A. (2004) Functional exercise progressions. Monterey, CA: Healthy Learning Publisher.
Kennedy, C.A., and Legel, D. (1992) Anatomy of an Exercise Class: An Exercise Educator's Handbook. Sagamore Publishing. Champaign, IL.
2010: Technical Editor Fitness for Dummies, Edition #4, Wiley Publishing, Inc., Indianapolis, IN.
2014, 2011 & 2009: Book Chapter - Group Exercise Programming - ACSM Resource Manual for Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription
2010 & 2007: Book Chapter - Group Exercise Program Design, ACE Group Fitness Instructor Manual
Courses Recently Taught
K565 Exercise Leadership and Counseling
K566 Preventive/Rehabilitative Exercise Program Administration
HPER P416 Fitness Administration