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Dr. Julia Spresser

Health, Human Performance & Recreation
101H Student Recreation Center |620.235.4671 |


Julia Spresser, Ed.D., is a Professor in the Department of Health, Human Performance and Recreation and has served on the undergraduate and graduate faculty since 1990. She received a Bachelors Degree from Kansas State University, Masters from Northwest Missouri State University and Doctorate from the University of Arkansas.

Dr. Spresser teaches in the areas of tests and measurements, tumbling, aerobics, weight lifting and First Aid & CPR. She is a licensed Zumba(R) Fitness (Hi-low intensity Latin aerobics) instructor in Basics I, II and Aqua Zumba(R). Dr. Spresser taught gymnastics and aerobic dance in the private sector for 10 years.


  • Pedagogy

  • Serves as Professor in the HHPR Department

  • Advises HHPR undergraduate students

  • Teaches undergraduate & graduate education courses in HHPR

 Courses Taught

  • Introduction to Physical Education

  • PiYo

  • Zumba(R) Fitness

  • First Aid

  • Measurement and Evaluation I

  • Theories & Fundamentals of Activities III

  • Measurement & Evaluation II

  • Seminar:  Trends & Issues


  • B.S. Kansas State University

  • M.S. Northwest Missouri State University

  • Ed.D. University of Arkansas 1990

Research Interests

  • Pedagogy

  • Latin Dance

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