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School of Education, Health and Human Behavior
School of Education

Dr. Benjamin Webb

Assistant Professor


Education: Ph.D. in Kinesiology
The Pennsylvania State University

Psychology of physical activity, community-based physical activity promotion


VC, Room 2610


About Dr. Webb

Benjamin Webb is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Education. He obtained his Ph.D. in Kinesiology from The Pennsylvania State University, his M.S. in Kinesiology from Kansas State University, and his B.S. in Kinesiology from Kansas State University.

Dr. Webb’s research interests include the psychological, social, and environmental influences on physical activity participation, with specific consideration for the role of community-based organizations in physical activity promotion. His current research is focused on examining the health and behaviors of clergy, to include the potential for clergy to influence the social and physical environment for health in faith-based organizations. Dr. Webb has presented his research findings at national conferences, including the Society of Behavioral Medicine, American Public Health Association, and American College of Sports Medicine.

Dr. Webb teaches courses in exercise psychology and research methods in kinesiology. He is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with prior experience in the fitness, wellness, and sports performance industries.

Representative Publications:

Webb, B. L., Bopp, M., Baruth, M., & Peterson, J. (2016).  Health Effects of a Religious Vocation:  Perspectives from Christian and Jewish Clergy.  Journal of Pastoral Care & Counseling, 70(4), 226-271.

Webb, B. L. & Bopp, M. (2016).  Results of Walking in Faith:  A Faith-Based Physical Activity Program for Clergy.  Journal of Religion and Health, 56(2), 561-574.

Baruth, M., Bopp, M. Webb, B.L., & Peterson, J.A. (2014). The Role and Influence of Faith Leaders on Health-Related Issues and Programs in their Congregation. J Relig Health. [Epub ahead of print]

Webb, B.L., Bopp, M., & Fallon, E.A. (2013) Factors Associated with Obesity and Health Behaviors among Faith Leaders. J Health Behav Pub Health. 3(1)

Bopp, M., Peterson, J. A., & Webb, B. L. (2012). A Comprehensive Review of Faith-Based Physical Activity Interventions. Am J Lifestyle Med. 6(6), 460-478

Webb, B.L., Bopp, M., & Fallon, E. A. (2011). A Qualitative Study of Faith Leaders' Perceptions of Health and Wellness. J Relig Health. 52(1), 235-46.

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