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Dianne M. Babbitt, Ph.D.
Chair, Health Sciences
Assistant Professor
610-606-4666 ext. 3609

Health Sciences Faculty

Dianne M. Babbitt, Ph.D.

Health Sciences Chair
Assistant Professor
HBB 41
Ext. 3609


Ph.D. Integrative Exercise Physiology, Temple University
M.S. Exercise Science, East Stroudsburg University
B.S. Bible & Business Administration, Cairn University


Research Interests

My research interests are in the area of cardiovascular exercise physiology, specifically the integration of molecular physiology with applied physiology in understanding the effect of exercise on the pathophysiology of cardiovascular diseases. Through research I strive to make positive contributions to the discipline of exercise physiology, and am excited at the prospect of these research findings having a positive contribution to the health of individuals.


There have been multiple people who have invested in my education, career in teaching, and ventures into scientific research. Many of the inter- and intra-disciplinary professionals with whom I have had the opportunity to collaborate have enlightened me to the fact that teaching and scientific research are advanced through a group effort and open conversation. I aspire to bring this philosophy to my interactions with colleagues and students.

On Becoming a Teacher

The profession of teaching encourages lifelong learning. My desire for learning has led to an eagerness for sharing knowledge through teaching. The more I learn and teach, the more I realize that I continue to have much to learn.
“The greater our knowledge increases, the more our ignorance unfolds.” John F. Kennedy

Memberships and Certifications

Member: American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
International Society of Hypertension (ISH)

Certification: ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist

Courses Taught

Introduction to Exercise Science
Exercise Physiology I
Exercise Physiology II
Exercise Testing and Prescription
Research Methods in Exercise Science
Seminar in Exercise Science
Independent Research in Exercise Science
Physical Conditioning for Exercise and Sport
Introduction to Public Health
Introduction to Global Health
Introduction to Health Professions
Health Professions II
Health Professions III 
Health Sciences Capstone

Why Cedar Crest?

Attending a small, private liberal arts college as an undergraduate student has allowed me to appreciate the value of this type of education offered at Cedar Crest College. It is exciting that Cedar Crest College is designed for women who desire the opportunity to achieve the highest levels of personal and professional development. As a professor, it is my desire to facilitate and empower students to realize their full potential.

Professional Advice

My advice to talented, emerging Health Science professionals is to be open to new experiences, ideas, and discussions with colleagues of both similar and diverse personal and professional backgrounds. Embracing these types of interactions fosters the greatest individual growth.

Hollie Gibbons, M.P.H

Assistant Professor
HBB 41
Ext. 4565


M.P.H East Stroudsburg University
B.S. Nutrition and Dietetics, Maywood College

Allen G. Snook, DH.Sc.

Director of Athletics, Wellness and Recreation
Ext. 4401


DH.Sc. Health Science, A.T. Still University
M.S.- Psychology, Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania
B.S.- Exercise Science, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania


Research Interests

My research interests are in the area of sports psychology concerning the topics of injury recovery and performance enhancing drugs (PED's). Through research I look to connect both mind and body while having a positive impact on the health of students and athletes.


There have been multiple individuals whom have contributed to both my academic and athletic education. This involves physical therapists, athletic trainers, faculty, staff and administrations I have met and worked with along my voyage.

On Becoming a Teacher

My passion for human wellness has led me to value the knowledge I do not know in addition to what I do know. I continue to strive to pass on practical knowledge to the future generation so they can continue to do that to the next.

Memberships and Certifications

Member: National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA)
Pennsylvania Athletic Trainers Association (PATS)
National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)

Certification: Athletic Trainers Certification (ATC)
American Red Cross- CPR for the Professional Rescuer.

License: Pennsylvania State Board of Medicine (Athletic Trainer)
New Jersey State Board of Medicine (Athletic Trainer)