David Benner, Jr.
Instructor, Gerontology


Kinesiology and Physical Education

Research Interests

  • Exercise gerontology and physical activity across the lifespan


  • M.S. Northern Illinois University, Education
  • B.S. Northern Illinois University, Kinesiology

Recent Publications

  • MacFarlane, P., & Chomentowski, P., Benner. D. (2016, January). Long Term Balance Assessment.
  • Gloss, M., Wright, P., Odeh, C., Roper, J., & Zhang, S., Benner, D. (2016, May). Effect of Respiratory Activity on Traditional Center of Pressure Related Measures during Standing in Parkinson’s Patients.
  • Gilson, T., Benner. D. (2015, February). Preparing students for careers in gerontology: Infusing experiential learning with older adults into a kinesiology curriculum. (Presentation at AKA Leadership Workshop)

Courses Taught

  • KNPE 100- Scientific Basis for Human Activity
  • KNPE 335- Developmental Skill Based Approach to Teaching
  • KNPE 454- Exercise Gerontology
  • KNPE 453- Exercise for Adult Special Populations
  • KNPE 463 - Exercise and Physical Activity Across the Lifespan
  • KNPE 480 - Principles and Problems in Coaching
  • KNPE 493 - Supervised Clinical Experience in Exercise Gerontology

David Benner


Anderson 230

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Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education 
Anderson Hall 221
DeKalb, IL 60115
P: 815-753-1407 
F: 815-753-1413 

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