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Andrea Fallon-Korb has taught at SUNY Oneonta since 2017 and specializes in sport psychology. She is the founder of Aspire Performance Coaching where she travels the country providing sport psychology consulting services for individuals, teams, and athletic departments. She has been providing mental toughness training since 2008. Prior to founding Aspire, she coached both basketball and volleyball at the collegiate level. Andrea also assists teams and individual athletes within SUNY Oneonta’s athletic department improve their performance using sports psychology principles. She currently conducts research exploring the disconnection between college coaches and athletes around mental toughness.
Andrea has an M.Ed. in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Sports Psychology from the University of Minnesota, an M.S.W. in clinical social work from Boston University, and is a New York State Licensed Masters’ of Social Work (L.M.S.W.). Fallon-Korb earned her B.A. in psychology from Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota.
Dr. Kimberly Fierke
Assistant Professor and Department Chair
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Kim Fierke, Assistant Professor for Sport Management, is a 23-year veteran of NCAA Division III programs where she has served as a student-athlete, assistant coach, head coach and administrator. She comes to SUNY Oneonta from Hartwick College where she served as Director of Athletics and Chair of Physical Education since 2010. From 2005-2010, she was the Director of Athletics and Physical Education at Salem College in North Carolina. Prior to her appointment at Salem, Kim served as Assistant Athletic Director and Women’s Basketball Head Coach at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. She received her Doctor of Education degree in Leadership from Saint Mary’s University and her Master’s degree in Sports Management from Western Illinois University. She is and has been active on NCAA, NADIIIAA, and NACWAA national committees as well as local boards and community committees.
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A former student of SUNY Oneonta, Alex Santana went on to receive his Master’s in Exercise Physiology from Long Island University – Brooklyn where he developed the valuable skills needed to work at one of the nation’s top ranked healthcare systems: NYU Langone Health’s Sport Performance Center. There he worked as an Exercise Physiologist performing a host of duties including exercise intervention-based research studies, biomechanical analysis, body composition analysis, metabolic testing, strength evaluations, and stability and mobility screenings. In doing so, Alex is able to tailor and prescribe custom, activity-specific exercise programs for each client. Alex holds a variety of specializations and certifications pertaining to human body movement and injury prevention including performance enhancement (PES), functional movement screens (FMS), strength & conditioning (CSCS), and clinical exercise physiology (CEP). He teaches courses in human biomechanics and kinesiology as well as exercise testing and prescription.
Ms. Helen Van Houten
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Ms. Van Houten has an A.A.S degree in Individualized Studies – Accounting from SUNY Delhi. She started at SUNY Oneonta in September 1997 and has been with the (formerly) Physical Education Department/(now) Department of Health & Fitness ever since. She has twice been recognized by SUNY Oneonta’s Employee Recognition Program for Sustained Excellence in Performance, an award given to those who have consistently demonstrated excellence at their jobs for a minimum of five years.