Dr. Karl L. Larson completed his Bachelor of Science degree in Recreation, Parks, and Leisure Services in 1989. Shortly after he returned to the college setting, completing his Master's degree in Student Affairs in 1991. In 1997 he completed his PhD. in Community Health Education from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. He spent 2 years in public health and 4 years teaching at the University of Southern Indiana before coming to Gustavus in 2005. He is the author of three books in the health arena.
Karl and his wife Kathy have 3 children, Danielle, Evan, and Brenden.
Karl is also the head women's soccer coach at St. Peter High School.
Ph.D., Southern Illinois University-Carbondale
HES-090 (Major Portfolio), HES-211 (Health Behavior), HES-212 (Lifespan Development), HES-236 (Alt Medicine Systems), and HES-238 (Intro Epidemiology)
|Synonym||Title||Times Taught||Terms Taught|
|HES-121||Tai Chi||24||2014/SP, 2013/FA, 2013/SP, 2012/FA, 2012/SP, 2011/FA, 2010/SP, 2009/FA, 2009/SP, 2008/FA, 2008/SP, and 2007/FA|
|HES-100||Physical Fitness: Conditioning||14||2014/SP, 2011/FA, 2011/SP, 2010/SP, 2009/FA, 2009/SP, 2008/FA, 2007/FA, 2007/SP, 2006/FA, 2006/SP, and 2005/FA|
|HES-226||Community Health Education Theory and Practice||12||2015/SP, 2014/FA, 2014/SP, 2013/FA, 2012/FA, 2011/FA, 2011/SP, 2009/FA, 2008/FA, 2007/FA, 2006/FA, and 2005/FA|
|HES-223||Stress Management||12||2014/SP, 2013/SP, 2012/SP, 2011/SP, 2010/SP, 2009/SP, 2008/SP, 2007/FA, 2007/SP, 2006/FA, 2006/SP, and 2005/FA|
|HES-201||Personal Health||9||2014/SP, 2013/SP, 2012/SP, 2011/SP, 2010/SP, 2009/SP, 2008/SP, 2007/SP, and 2006/SP|
|HES-397||Seminar in Health Education||7||2015/FA, 2014/FA, 2012/FA, 2011/FA, 2008/FA, 2007/FA, and 2006/FA|
|FTS-100||FTS:Living With Stress||6||2014/FA, 2013/FA, 2012/FA, 2009/FA, 2008/FA, and 2007/FA|
|HES-230||Sexuality Education||6||2014/SP, 2013/SP, 2012/SP, 2010/SP, 2008/SP, and 2006/SP|
|HES-122||Relaxation||6||2007/SP, 2006/FA, 2006/SP, and 2005/FA|
|HES-213||Youth Sport Wellbeing||4||2015/JN, 2013/JN, 2012/JN, and 2007/JN|
|HES-229||School Health Program||3||2013/FA, 2011/FA, and 2009/FA|
|HES-302||Foundations of Sport and Coaching||3||2011/SP, 2009/SP, and 2007/SP|
|HES-268||Career Exploration||2||2008/JN and 2007/JN|
|HES-227||Health Prog Planning||1||2015/FA|
|HES-236||Alt Medicine Systems||1||2015/SP|
|HES-218||Foundations of Sport and Coaching||1||2013/FA|
|HES-315||Elementary Health Education Content and Methods||1||2008/SP|