Physical Education, Wellness and Recreation
Dr. Alameda is a professor and chair of the Physical Education, Health, and Wellness Department in the School of Health Sciences at Lindenwood University. She earned a Doctor of Education from Lindenwood University in instructional leadership, a Master of Science in nutrition and dietetics from Saint Louis University, and a Bachelor of Science in kinesiology and exercise science from Illinois State University. She serves as one of the liaisons for the School of Health Sciences and the employee wellness program (LindenWell) through Human Resources to develop and implement programming for the university. Dr. Alameda currently teaches classes in health and nutrition, stress management, and community health. In her time at Lindenwood, she has received the University Service Award for her commitment to health and wellness in the Lindenwood community. She enjoys sharing her passion for living a well-balanced, fulfilling life and hopes that her classes give students the knowledge and skills to influence positive health behaviors in their chosen fields.
Heather Pennington has taught at Lindenwood University since 2010 as an assistant professor in the School of Health Sciences. In 2014, she initiated the creation of a new minor in adapted sports and recreation. Pennington received her master’s degree in exercise physiology from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and her Bachelor of Arts degree in exercise science from Samford University in Birmingham, Ala. She has obtained the NSCA CSCS and CSPS and NASPE CAPE certifications, among a few others. Throughout her career, Pennington has worked for 21 years in the field of adapted sports and therapeutic recreation. This included 11 years at the Lakeshore Foundation Olympic and Paralympic Training Site in Birmingham. She has also traveled the country speaking and serving as a consultant for adapted sports, recreation, and fitness to professionals and people with all types of disabilities and has done so with organizations such as United States Paralympic Military Program, U.S. Paralympic Sport Development Program, and more. She has taught at the university level for 20 years, specializing in adapted sport, exercise, and recreation for nine years.