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  • Q&A: Kendra Holmes, MSK ’21
    After 20+ years in retail management, Kendra Holmes came to Avila for a new lease on life through the Master of Science in Kinesiology program. During the program, she found a strong desire to serve others in the public health sector. Holmes graduated from Avila with her MSK in 2021 and is now a Contact...
  • Q&A: Mackenzie Sibon, MSK ’21
    Recent graduate, Mackenzie Sibon, came to Avila because she could enter into the 4+1 Kinesiology program and earn a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in five years. “I was able to earn my degrees in the shortest amount of time and also keep my student loans as low as possible,” said Sibon. “I love Avila. It’s...
  • Q&A: Hannah Lentell, MSK ’21
    Hannah Lentell had a BS in Kinesiology and was working full time. She knew she wanted to earn a master’s degree, but was worried about the time commitment and how she could possibly do both. She met with Dr. Larson at Avila University and found out she could earn her Master of Science in Kinesiology...
  • Q&A: Justin Loman, MSK ’21
    Justin Loman came to Avila to earn his Master of Science in Kinesiology and play baseball. “The MSK program was a great fit for me as an athlete and student. The professors were more than willing to work with me if conflicts came up–personal or athletic,” said Loman. Loman graduated from Avila with his MSK...
  • Q&A: Erick Mojica, MSK ’19
    Erick Mojica has a tremendous passion for working with young athletes and teaching clients how to exercise and explore the mind-body connection. He wanted to have a deeper understanding of his field and found Avila’s Master of Science in Kinesiology. “Choosing a small school master’s program was ‘huge’ for me because I could interact with...
  • Q&A: Joseph Grindstaff, MSK ’19
    Joseph Grindstaff was a non-traditional student working as an Assistant Personal Training Director with several years of experience in the field and specialty certifications. “When I found Avila’s Kinesiology program it was like a stroke of good luck,” said Grindstaff.  Grindstaff graduated from Avila University in 2019 with a Master of Science in Kinesiology. He...
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