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California State University, Long Beach
Department of Kinesiology

Jan Schroeder, Ph.D.

Full Professor

Option Area: Department Chair; Fitness

Office: HHS2-103

Phone: 562-985-7487



University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas

1997 Ph.D.  Exercise Physiology with an emphasis in Gerontology

Advising Area (if applicable): Fitness Option

Mini Biography

Jan Schroeder, Ph.D. is the Department Chair and a full professor specializing in Fitness. The Fitness Option at CSULB has gained international recognition for its unique curriculum developed by Dr. Schroeder which is tailored to the fitness industry needs.

Dr. Schroeder’s expertise within the fitness industry is well-sought after as evidenced by her consulting role to many fitness professional organizations including IDEA, AFAA, ACE, and ACSM.  Dr. Schroeder helps to develop curriculum for workshops and national certifying exams, writes articles, and conducts research projects as well as provides business counsel to these organizations.  She is also a certified group exercise instructor, through AFAA and NASM and holder of 21 specialty certificates, who teaches weekly in the private sector.

Areas of Teaching (Courses Taught)

  • KIN 218 Introduction to the Fitness Industry
  • KIN 363 Theory and Analysis of Group Fitness Instruction
  • KIN 364 Fitness for Adult Populations w/ Unique Health Considerations
  • KIN 367 Fitness and the Aging Process
  • KIN 368: Resistance Training for Fitness
  • KIN 467 Fundamentals of Personal Training
  • KIN 469 Fitness Management
  • KIN 489D Fieldwork in Fitness

Recent Publications

Schroeder, J.M. and Alencar, M. (2016). “Flexibility” in Complete Guide to Fitness & Health, Human Kinetics, Champaign, IL.

Schroeder, J.M. (2015). “2015 IDEA Fitness Industry Compensation Trends”.  IDEA Fitness Journal, October, 58-69.

Schroeder, J.M. and Donlin, A. (2014). “Guidelines for Designing Flexibility Programs” in ACSM’s Resources for the Personal Trainer. Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins. 431-462.

Schroeder, J.M. (2013).  “2013 IDEA Fitness Industry Compensation Trends Report” IDEA Fitness Journal, September 58-69.

Schroeder, J.M. and Donlin, A. (2013) “2013 IDEA Fitness Programs and Equipment Trends Report” IDEA Fitness Journal, June, 34-45.

Current Projects/Interests/Research

Dr. Schroeder’s current line of research specializes in trends within the fitness industry such as programming and equipment trends as well as compensation trends for fitness professionals.  In addition, her interest is in the area of older adult fitness programming.