Karin Richards, PhD, MS, ACSM, ACE CPT-GFI

Karin Richards PhD, MS, ACSM, ACE CPT-GFI

Chair, Department of Kinesiology

Assistant Professor of Health Sciences


BS (Wesleyan)

MS (Slippery Rock)

PhD (University of the Sciences)  

Research Interests

3D Printing 

Holistic Wellness

Positive Visualization


Biomechanically Correct Running


Dr. Richards obtained an MS in sport management from Slippery Rock University and her doctorate in health policy from USciences. She is nationally certified by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), and the American Council on Exercise, (ACE), as a Master Trainer for Behavior Change in Practice, Personal Trainer and Group Exercise Instructor. She is also a certified American Red Cross CPR/AED/First Aid Professional Rescuer Instructor, a YogaFit certified Instructor, a Usui Ryoho Master Reiki and a Mental Health First Aid Certified Instructor. A former college athlete and current marathon runner, Dr. Richards has professional experience in corporate, community and collegiate fitness, wellness and recreation.

Teaching Responsibilities

  • HS 110 Health Science Seminar I
  • HS 111 Health Science Seminar II
  • HS 399 Independent Study
  • HS 410 Fieldwork
  • FT 190 Professional Rescuer CPR/AED/First Aid & Safety
  • FT 490-01 Sport Special Topics – Worksite Wellness
  • FT 490-02 IPE & Community Health
  • FT 490-05 Patient Navigation
  • FT 490-06 Community Outreach

Selected Scholarly Activity

Richards, K. (2017). Applying Behavior Change Techniques. Five-hour workshop. American Council on Exercise. New York City, NY; Cherry Hill, NJ; Richmond, VA; Durham, NC

Richards, K. (2016). Calm Minds, Active Bodies Workshop. Regional Conference on Aging, Philadelphia, PA.

Richards, K. (2016). Putting on Your Own Oxygen Mask. Caregiver Support Workshop. Philadelphia, PA.

Richards, K. (2015). Making the Connection, Obesity: The Public Health, Health Policy and Business Sides of the Disease.  Moderator, 2015.

Professional Information

Prior Positions

  • Corporate Wellness Director, ING Direct 2005-2006
  • Corporate Wellness Account Manager, Johnson & Johnson, 2001-2004

Contact Information

Office location: Glasser Hall Room 401
Mailing address: Box 58
University of Sciences
600 South 43rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495
Office Phone: 215.596.8693
Office Fax: 215.596.7598

k [dot] richards [at] usciences [dot] edu