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EIU Exercise Science Program

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Dr. Maranda D Schaljo, Assistant Professor; Associate Director Adult Fitness Program, CSCS

Office: 2220 - Lantz Arena
Phone: 217-581-2215

Maranda Schaljo's Vita

My office hours for the Fall 2022 semester are:

Monday - Thursday from 12 - 1 pm.



Frequently Taught Courses

KSR 5450 - Advanced Exercise Programming and Leadership

KSR 5270 - Neuromuscular Exercise Physiology

KSR 5760 - Human Movement and Corrective Exercise Program Design

KSR 4900 - Special Topics - Olympic-style Weightlifting; Exercise in Extreme Conditions

KSR 4450 - Exercise Prescription

KSR 3104 - Functional Resistance Training and Group Fitness Leadership

KSR 4460 - Principles of Resistance Training



2022--PhD, Leadership in Health and Human Performance, Concordia University Chicago

2010--MS, Kinesiology and Sports Studies - Exercise Science, Eastern Illinois University

2009--BS,  Kinesiology - Preventative and Rehabilitative Exercise Science, Northern Illinois University


Professional Organizations

National Strength and Conditioning Association - CSCS and CPT

Illinois Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance


University-Community fitness partnerships

Fall prevention initiatives for older adults

Exercise program design for various populations

Velocity-based interventions for movement

Selected Publications

Willardson, J.M., Behm, D.G., Huang, S.Y., Rehg, M.D., Kattenbraker, M.S., and Fontana, F.E. A Comparison of Trunk Muscle Activation: Ab Circle Versus Traditional Modalities. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 24(12): 3415-3421. 2010.

Funding & Grants

Redden Grant (Spring 2016; Fall 2022)

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Contact Information

Stacey Ruholl, PhD.
Exercise Science Program Coordinator

2511 Lantz Building
Charleston, IL 61920

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