Dr. Kelly Quick joined the faculty in 2015, after lengthy teaching roles at two small, private, liberal arts colleges in the Midwest. She directs the Exercise Science Program and oversaw its transition from the (former) Health and Human Performance major. Her academic preparation includes both exercise science and philosophy, and she emphasizes treating the whole person. She has experience supervising internship opportunities and evaluating outcomes to help students maximize their real world experience prior to graduation.

Dr. Quick’s dissertation documented the importance of a comprehensive fitness program for breast cancer survivors to maximize the body’s natural ability to heal. A member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association, she has served on Institutional Review Boards, and various other efforts to support student success. Diagnosed with autism personally, she embraces the talents of her students and leads them to find new potential despite any challenges they may have.

Montana opens up new adventures for her: snowshoeing, kayaking, hiking, and camping. Dr. Quick is active in her local church, volunteers at elementary schools as a reader, and volunteers for the Montana Human Rights Network.

BA, University of Minnesota, Morris
MS, Lamar University
EdD, University of Northern Colorado

“No one cares how much you know until they know how much you care.”
-attributed to Theodore Roosevelt, 26th president of the United States