Stephanie Otto ’00

Alumni and Faculty

Associate Professor in Health and Exercise Science

Stephanie is a member of department of health and exercise science. She is honored and excited to be back on campus after graduating from Gustavus in 2000. Her research interests include physical activity and bone mineral density. She conducted her thesis on the relationship between bone mineral density and physical activity among women taking Depo-Provera. Stephanie was fortunate to be able to work with a Middle Tennessee high school for her dissertation which involved investigating the relationships between physical activity and body composition, blood pressure, and bone mineral density among a group of 9-12 grade students.  She enjoys being involved in student research here at Gustavus and also in the Gustavus community. 

Stephanie is an active member of the Northland American College of Sports Medicine where she previously served on the board as the undergraduate research coordinator.  She is also an member of the National American College of Sports Medicine organization where she currently serves on the Strategic Health Initiative committee for women, sport and physical activity.  She has presented research at this national conference for many years and most recently submitted an abstract for presentation on protein intake and bone health.

Education

B.A. Gustavus Adolphus College in Health Fitness; M.A. and Ph.D Middle Tennessee State University in Exercise Science with an emphasis on Human Performance


Courses Taught

FTS-100 (FTS:Rediscovering Food), HES-208 (Exercise Physiology), HES-220 (Research Statistics), HES-222 (Applied Human Nutrition), and HES-398 (Health Fitness Seminar)

Past
Synonym Title Times Taught Terms Taught
HES-222 Applied Human Nutrition 18 2018/SP, 2017/FA, 2017/SP, 2016/FA, 2016/SP, 2015/FA, 2014/FA, 2014/SP, 2013/FA, 2013/SP, 2012/FA, 2011/FA, 2011/SP, 2010/FA, 2010/SP, 2009/FA, and 2008/FA
HES-398 Health Fitness Seminar 18 2018/SP, 2017/FA, 2017/SP, 2016/FA, 2016/SP, 2015/FA, 2014/FA, 2014/SP, 2013/FA, 2013/SP, 2012/FA, 2011/FA, 2011/SP, 2010/FA, 2010/SP, 2009/FA, 2009/SP, and 2008/FA
HES-208 Exercise Physiology 10 2017/FA, 2016/FA, 2015/FA, 2014/FA, 2013/FA, 2012/FA, 2011/FA, 2010/FA, 2009/FA, and 2008/FA
HES-220 Research Statistics 9 2017/FA, 2016/FA, 2015/FA, 2014/FA, 2013/FA, 2012/FA, 2011/FA, 2010/FA, and 2009/FA
HES-313 Health Fitness Methods 8 2018/SP, 2017/SP, 2016/SP, 2014/SP, 2013/SP, 2011/SP, 2010/SP, and 2009/SP
HES-100 Physical Fitness: Dance 6 2014/FA, 2014/SP, 2013/FA, 2012/FA, 2011/SP, and 2010/FA
HES-219 Exercise Leadership 3 2018/SP, 2017/SP, and 2016/SP
FTS-100 FTS:Rediscovering Food 3 2017/FA, 2016/FA, and 2014/FA
HES-215 Exercise Leadership 3 2013/JN, 2012/JN, and 2010/JN
HES-239 Applied Human Nutrition 2 2009/SP and 2008/FA
HES-243 Eat Italy! 1 2017/JN
HES-305 Kinesiology 1 2016/SP
NDL-268 Career Exploration 1 2014/JN
HES-350 Fitness Specialist 1 2012/FA
HES-092 Senior Research 1 2012/FA
HES-132 Rediscovering Food 1 2011/JN