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Dr. Jill D Owen

Dr. Jill D Owen

Chair, Professor

Office: 2506 - Lantz
Phone: 217-581-2215
Email: jdowen@eiu.edu

Jill Owen's Vita

Frequently Taught Courses

KSS 5655 - Supervisory Experiences in Cardiac Rehabilitation
KSS 5640 - Graded Exercise Testing and Exercise Prescription for the Apparently Healthy and the Cardiac Patient
KSS 5450 - Supervisory Experiences in Adult Fitness
KSS 5250 - Exercise Electrocardiography
KSS 4450 - Exercise Prescription for General and Special Populations
KSS 4440 - Physical Fitness Appraisal and Performance Assessment


Ph.D. Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois, 1995
Education – Health
M.S. Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, Illinois, 1987
Physical Education – Adult Fitness/Cardiac Rehabilitation
B.S. Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, Illinois, 1979
Physical Education – Teacher Certification
Minors – Health Education and Safety and Driver Education

Professional Organizations

American College of Sports Medicine
Illinois Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance
American Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance


Childhood Obesity
Women's Health Issues
Prevention and Rehabilitation of Cardiac Disease

Selected Publications

Comparing Thigh Muscle Cross-Sectional Area and Squat Strength among National Class Olympic Weightlifters, Power Lifters, and Body Builders. J., DiNaso, J., Pritschet, B., Emmett, J., Owen, J., Willardson, J., Beck, T., DeFreitas, J., Fontana, F. International SportMed Journal 2012

A Comparison of Post-Exercise Mood Enhancement Across Common Exercise Distraction Activities, Russell, W., Pritschet, B., Frost, B., Emmett, J., Pelley, T.J., Black, J., Owen, J., Journal of Sport Behavior, Vol. 26 (4), December 2003, 368-382

Dietary Intake in an Adult Fitness Population, Kemmis, Kasper, Woodall, Owen, Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation, September-October, 1994. Abstract Only.


Selected Conference Presentations

Presented Poster Presentation at College of Education and Professional Studies Research Fair, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001
Presented Poster Presentation at State Capital – Springfield, Illinois, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001
Presented Poster Presentation at ACSM National Annual Meeting – “A Comparison of Post-Exercise Mood Enhancement Across Common Exercise Distraction Activities”, 2002
Presented at State Meeting – Illinois Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance Annual Conference – 1996
Presented at National Meeting – American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, “Rural and Urban Youth Drinking and Driving Knowledge, Attitudes, and Behaviors”, San Diego, CA, 1995
Poster Presentation at ACSM Midwest Chapter Annual Meeting – “Comparison of Power Air Ball, SPIR Tube, and Arm Movement During Step Aerobics”, 1995


Funding & Grants

Awarded a FY 2013 Faculty Development Partnership Grant – Speaker Series on Obesity Prevention in Illinois
Awarded John S. & Margaret Redden Fund for the Improvement of Undergraduate Instruction, 2013
Funded $7000 by Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center for Research on Perimenopausal Women, 2001
Awarded a CEPS Telefund Grant, 2001



Co-Chair of the NCAA Reaccreditation Steering Committee for Self-Study and Site Visit
Member of the Search Committee for the Director of Commencement & Annual Fund
Council of Chairs Chair, 2013-2014
Council of Chairs Vice Chair, 2012-2013
Committee member on the Center for Healthy Living – Sarah Bush Lincoln Health System, 2011-present
Assisted with study sessions for KSS majors in pedagogy for state content test, 2010-present
Member of selection committee for Cavins and Lowell Scholarships, 2013
Teach classes for faculty in their absence, 2007-present
Member of ATAC, 2019-2012
Member of Education Task Force on Graduate Studies, 2010-2012
Served on the Rodney S. Ranes Graduate Faculty Mentor Award Selection Committee, 2011
Advisor of Exercise Science Graduate Students, 2000-2007
Member of PED Assessment Committee, Chair, 2001-2007
Member of PED Awards Committee, 2000-2007
Member of PED Graduate Faculty Committee, 2000-2007
Taught numerous ARC CPR/AED courses to undergraduate and graduate students and community and campus organizations
Volunteer for Special Olympics, 2000-2007
Co-Chair for North Central Association Self-Study and Visit, 2003-2005
Member of CEPS Assessment Committee, 2000-2005
Council of Graduate Studies, 2005
Member of Task Force for Healthy Children in Coles County, 2003-2005
Performed Fitness Testing of Police and Fire Department Candidates for the City of Charleston, 2000-2005
Member of CEPS Teacher Education Assessment Committee, 2002-2004
Member of Planning Committee for Coles County American Heart Walk – Logistics Chair, Team Captain, Student Volunteer Recruiter, 2001-2004
Member of Planning Committee for Diabetes Education Day in Coles County, 2003-2004
Planned and Organized a Fitness Walk for EIU Campus for Career Services During Health and Fitness Week, 2003
Member of Council of Academic Affairs, 2000-2003
Chair of CAA Sub-Committee for Selection of Fall Convocation Speaker, 2001-2003
Member of PED Grade Appeals Committee, 2003
Advisor to Physical Education Department Honor Society, 2000-2003
Member of Panel Discussion “Childhood Obesity – What Can You Do to Help?” – Coles County Health Department, 2003
Reader/Scorer for Writing Competency Exam, 2000-2002
Member of CEPS Dean Search Committee, 2001

Awarded Department Chair Leadership Award, 2013
Awarded Outstanding Graduate Faculty Mentor Award, 2005

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