I have been a member of the Health and Exercise Science Department at Gustavus Adolphus College since 2009. I teach both lecture and laboratory courses in Human Anatomy and Physiology and I also teach Medical Terminology. I really enjoy teaching these courses because of my love for anatomy and physiology, but also because I have the opportunity to work with students with majors from many departments around our college (Health and Exercise Science, Biology, Chemistry, Psychology, etc.). Most students who take the courses I teach are pre-health professions majors and intend to continue their education after Gustavus in graduate schools for Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physician Assistant, Medicine, Dentistry, Osteopathy, etc. In addition to teaching, I am also the faculty advisor for the Pre-Physical Therapy/Pre-Occupational Therapy Club.
In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my wife, Kiki Harbitz (also a Human Anatomy and Physiology instructor at Gustavus Adolphus College) and our two sons. I enjoy many outdoor activites including hiking, camping, fishing, and hunting. I also enjoy training for and competing in triathlons and running events.
D.C. Northwestern Health Sciences University, B.S. Biology Minnesota State University
HES-214 (Medical Terminology), HES-234 (Human Anatomy and Physiology I), and HES-234 (Human Anatomy and Physiology Lab)
|Synonym||Title||Times Taught||Terms Taught|
|HES-235||Human Anatomy and Physiology II Lab||19||2015/SP, 2014/SP, 2013/SP, 2012/SP, 2010/SP, and 2009/FA|
|HES-214||Medical Terminology||10||2015/SP, 2014/FA, 2014/SP, 2013/FA, 2013/SP, 2012/FA, 2012/SP, 2011/FA, 2010/FA, and 2010/SP|
|HES-234||Human Anatomy and Physiology Lab||9||2014/FA, 2013/FA, 2012/FA, and 2011/FA|
|HES-234||Human Anatomy and Physiology I||8||2014/FA, 2013/FA, 2012/FA, and 2011/FA|
|HES-233||Human Anatomy and Physiology Lab||7||2013/SP, 2012/FA, 2012/SP, 2011/FA, 2011/SP, and 2010/FA|
|HES-235||Human Anatomy and Physiology II||6||2015/SP and 2014/SP|
|HES-233||Intro Human Anat/Phys||3||2013/SP, 2012/SP, and 2011/SP|