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-100 (Physical Fitness: Conditioning), HES-121 (Tai Chi), HES-201 (Personal Health), HES-223 (Stress Management), HES-226 (Community Health Education Theory and Practice), and HES-230 (Sexuality Education)
|Synonym||Title||Times Taught||Terms Taught|
|HES-121||Tai Chi||23||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||13||2011/FA, 2011/SP, 2010/SP, 2009/FA, 2009/SP, 2008/FA, 2007/FA, 2007/SP, 2006/FA, 2006/SP, and 2005/FA|
|HES-223||Stress Management||11||2013/SP, 2012/SP, 2011/SP, 2010/SP, 2009/SP, 2008/SP, 2007/FA, 2007/SP, 2006/FA, 2006/SP, and 2005/FA|
|HES-226||Community Health Education Theory and Practice||9||2013/FA, 2012/FA, 2011/FA, 2011/SP, 2009/FA, 2008/FA, 2007/FA, 2006/FA, and 2005/FA|
|HES-201||Health Education||8||2013/SP, 2012/SP, 2011/SP, 2010/SP, 2009/SP, 2008/SP, 2007/SP, and 2006/SP|
|HES-122||Relaxation||6||2007/SP, 2006/FA, 2006/SP, and 2005/FA|
|FTS-100||FTS:Am. Health Care||5||2013/FA, 2012/FA, 2009/FA, 2008/FA, and 2007/FA|
|HES-230||Sexuality Education||5||2013/SP, 2012/SP, 2010/SP, 2008/SP, and 2006/SP|
|HES-397||Seminar in Health Education||5||2012/FA, 2011/FA, 2008/FA, 2007/FA, and 2006/FA|
|HES-229||School Health Program||3||2013/FA, 2011/FA, and 2009/FA|
|HES-213||Youth Sport Wellbeing||3||2013/JN, 2012/JN, and 2007/JN|
|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-218||Foundations of Sport and Coaching||1||2013/FA|
|HES-315||Elementary Health Education Content and Methods||1||2008/SP|