Faculty Profile

Kelly Helm, Ph.D.

Director, Exercise Science Department

Athletics-Recreation Center, Room 202
(219) 464-6667


Dr. Helm has been with the university since 2008. She is currently the Director of Exercise Science and is involved in developing new procedures and research possibilities for the department.

She came to Valparaiso University from Ancilla College, where she was an Assistant Professor, head women's volleyball coach and an academic coordinator.  She has worked as a teaching assistant at Purdue University and as an Assistant Professor at Tennessee Wesleyan College and Montana State University - Northern.


Ph.D., Health Pedagogy - Purdue University 2009
M.S., Health and Human Performance - The University of Montana 1998
B.S., Exercise Science/Physical Education - Brigham Young University 1981

Professional Affiliations

  • IRB Committee
  • Ancilla College
    Athletic Advisory Committee Higher Learning Commission Criterion 3 Subcommittee. Attendance Committee Faculty Senate
  • USA Track & Field Official
  • Purdue University Track & Field Official
  • NCCP National Coaching Certif. Prog. of Canada
    Former Member & Course Conductor
  • American Heart Association
  • Member of Indiana AHPHERD
  • Member AHPHERD
  • Member ACSM/Mid West ACSM