Ksenia Power

Assistant Professor of Instruction
Kinesiology
Office
Ritter Annex Hall 1301 Cecil B Moore

Biography

Ksenia Power is an assistant professor in the Department of Kinesiology at Temple University. She completed her PhD in kinesiology (psychology of human movement concentration) at Temple University, where she also instructed kinesiology courses for undergraduate students. Dr. Power's research interests include eating disorders and compulsive exercise in collegiate athletes (dissertation topic); facilitation of post-graduation exercise adherence and sport commitment for NCAA athletes; and exercise promotion and adherence for adult and underserved populations. Dr. Power has also served as a volunteer assistant women’s tennis coach at Temple University since 2016. Prior to her career at Temple, she obtained a master’s degree at The University of Akron in sport science and wellness education with a concentration in physical education and coaching. For her master’s thesis, Dr. Power examined the effects of coaching behaviors, intrinsic motivation and scholarship status on NCAA Division I tennis players’ sport commitment. Dr. Power received her bachelor’s degree in communications from The University of Akron, where she also played Division I tennis from 2010 until 2014.

Education

  • PhD, Kinesiology, Temple University
  • MS, Sport Science and Coaching, The University of Akron
  • BA, Communications, The University of Akron

Curriculum Vitae 

Courses Taught

Number

Name

Level

KINS 1054

Tennis I

Undergraduate

KINS 3096

Cultural Competency in Health and Healthcare

Undergraduate

KINS 3196

Psychology of Physical Activity

Undergraduate

KINS 4096

Introduction to the Narrative in Patient-Centered Health Care

Undergraduate

KINS 4242

Exercise, Nutrition and Behavior

Undergraduate

KINS 4396

Research and Writing in Exercise and Sport Science

Undergraduate

HRPR 3096

Cultural Competency in Health and Healthcare

Undergraduate

HRPR 4096

Introduction to the Narrative in Patient-Centered Health Care

Undergraduate

Selected Publications

  • Bhimla, A., Power, K., Sachs, M., Bermudez, A., Dinh, J., Juan, N.S., & Ma, G.X. (2021). Evaluating psychosocial and physical activity outcomes following an intervention among Filipino Americans. Health Promot Perspect, 11(2), pp. 210-218. Iran. doi: 10.34172/hpp.2021.26

  • (2020). Disordered Eating and Compulsive Exercise in Collegiate Athletes. Temple University. Libraries.

  • Power, K. (2019). The relationship between perceived coaching behaviors, intrinsic motivation, and scholarship status on NCAA Division I tennis players’ sport commitment. Journal of Sport Behavior, 42(3), pp. 277-304.

  • Berestetska, K. & Sachs, M. (2018). Hooked on Exercise: The Relationship between Exercise Addiction and Healthy Adherence in Collegiate Student-Athletes. Journal of Physical Activity Research, 3(2), pp. 102-108. doi: 10.12691/jpar-3-2-7