Josh Harbitz


Adjunct Instructor in Health and Exercise Science

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 three 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

Courses Taught

HES-214 (Medical Terminology), HES-235 (Human Anatomy and Physiology II), and HES-235 (Human Anatomy and Physiology II Lab)

Synonym Title Times Taught Terms Taught
HES-235 Human Anatomy and Physiology II Lab 25 2018/SP, 2017/SP, 2016/SP, 2015/SP, 2014/SP, 2013/SP, 2012/SP, 2010/SP, and 2009/FA
HES-234 Human Anatomy and Physiology Lab 21 2018/FA, 2017/FA, 2016/FA, 2015/FA, 2014/FA, 2013/FA, 2012/FA, and 2011/FA
HES-234 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 20 2018/FA, 2017/FA, 2016/FA, 2015/FA, 2014/FA, 2013/FA, 2012/FA, and 2011/FA
HES-214 Medical Terminology 17 2018/FA, 2018/SP, 2017/FA, 2017/SP, 2016/FA, 2016/SP, 2015/FA, 2015/SP, 2014/FA, 2014/SP, 2013/FA, 2013/SP, 2012/FA, 2012/SP, 2011/FA, 2010/FA, and 2010/SP
HES-235 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 15 2018/SP, 2017/SP, 2016/SP, 2015/SP, and 2014/SP
HES-233 Human Anatomy and Physiology Lab 7 2013/SP, 2012/FA, 2012/SP, 2011/FA, 2011/SP, and 2010/FA
HES-233 Intro Human Anat/Phys 3 2013/SP, 2012/SP, and 2011/SP
NDL-268 Career Exploration 2 2012/JN
BIO-268 Career Exploration 1 2012/JN
HES-268 Career Exploration 1 2012/JN