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Health Sciences

Kevin Finn, EdD, ATC, CSCS

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Kevin Finn, EdD, ATC, CSCS
Associate Professor
Department of Health Sciences
 
B.S., Merrimack College
M.A., Fairfield University
Ed.D., Boston University
 
Dr. Kevin Finn is an Associate Professor of Health Sciences and Sport Medicine.  He teaches Anatomy and Physiology I lecture and laboratory, Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries, Research Methods in Sports Medicine, Administration in Sports Medicine, Introduction to Physical Activity, Fitness, and Wellness, and Directed Research. Kevin received his Bachelor of Science degree in Sports Medicine with a concentration in Athletic Training from Merrimack College; Master of Arts degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Fairfield University and a Doctorate of Education in Curriculum and Teaching with a concentration in Physical Education from Boston University.
 
Kevin’s main research interest focuses on the promotion of physical activity in children through classroom-based physical activity and after-school programs. The title of his dissertations was “Integration of Physical Activity and Technology Motion Devices Within a Combined 5th and 6th Grade Science Curriculum”, which improved physical activity levels, academic performance, and student perceptions in a middle school science curriculum utilizing activity monitors.  His other areas of research focus on the effects of pedagogical tools in the college classroom to promote student learning and examining injury prevention techniques that can be implemented during physical activity.

Kevin is a licensed athletic trainer in Massachusetts, a certified strength and conditioning specialist, and a fellow of the National Science Foundation’s Initiative SENCER (Science Educations for New Civic Engagement and Responsibility).  He is an active member in his professional organizations: National Athletic Training Association, National Strength and Conditioning Association, and American College of Sports Medicine.
 
Recent Publications:
  • Finn, K. (2012). Integration of Physical Activity and Technology Motion Devices Within a Combined 5th and 6th Grade Science Curriculum.  Dissertation, Boston University School of Education. ProQuest Digital Dissertations.
  • Finn, K. (2011). Preventing Injuries in Physical Education and Physical Activity Programs: A Research Review of Pertinent Literature. Selected Chapter in Sullivan, E. & Lori, Ciccomascolo (Eds). The Dimensions of Physical Education and Health Education: An Introduction to the Discipline. Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett.
  • Campisi, J. and Finn, K. (2011). Does Active Learning Improve Students’ Knowledge and Attitudes of Research Methods? Journal of College Science Teaching. Vol. 40 (4).
  • FitzPatrick K.A, Finn K, and Campisi, J. (2011). Effect of Personal Response Systems on Student Perception and Academic Performance in Courses in a Health Sciences Curriculum.  Advances in Physiology Education. 35:280-289
  • Finn, K. and McInnis, K (2010). Highly Complimentary Benefits of Regular Physical Activity to Reduce Obesity and Improve Academic Achievement in Children and Adolescents.  Wellness Management: National Wellness Institute Journal.