Karin Richards, PhD(c) MS, ACSM, ACE CPT-GFI

Karin Richards PhD(c) MS, ACSM, ACE CPT-GFI

Chair, Department of Kinesiology

Lecturer in Exercise Science & Wellness Management/Health Science


BS (Wesleyan)

MS (Slippery Rock)

PhD (University of the Sciences)  (in progress)

Research Interests

Holistic Wellness

Positive Visualization


Biomechanically Correct Running


Mrs. Richards obtained an MS in sport management from Slippery Rock University and is currently pursuing her doctorate in health policy. She is nationally certified as a Wellness Practitioner and Wellness Program Coordinator by the National Wellness Institute, the National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA) American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), and the American Council on Exercise, (ACE), as a Personal Trainer and Group Exercise Instructor. She is also a certified American Red Cross CPR/AED/First Aid Professional Rescuer Instructor , a YogaFit certified Instructor and a Reiki Practitioner. . A former college athlete and current marathon runner, Mrs. Richards has professional experience in corporate, community and collegiate fitness, wellness and recreation, and currently trains clients and teaches group exercise classes in various locations in Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey.

Teaching Responsibilities

  • HS 110 Health Science Seminar I
  • HS 111 Health Science Seminar II
  • FT 190 Professional Rescuer CPR/AED/First Aid & Safety
  • FT 300 Exercise Testing & Prescription
  • FT 400 American Council on Exercise Personal Trainer Certification Prep
  • FT 460 Health & Wellness
  • FT 480 Fitness, Sport & Health Management
  • FT 490 Sport Special Topics – Worksite Wellness
  • FT 490-05 Patient Navigation
  • FT 490-06 Community Outreach

Professional Information

Prior Positions

  • Corporate Wellness Director, ING Direct 2005-2006
  • Corporate Wellness Account Manager, Johnson & Johnson, 2001-2004

Contact Information

Office location: Glasser Hall Room 401
Mailing address: Box 58
University of Sciences
600 South 43rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495
Office Phone: 215.596.8693
Office Fax: 215.596.7598

k [dot] richards [at] usciences [dot] edu