Kim Baker


Kim Baker

Department of Applied Physiology & Wellness


M.S., University of North Texas


3101 University Blvd, Ofc.306
Dallas, 75205
Box 385



Kim Baker is a Lecturer in the Department of Applied Physiology and Wellness.  She earned her undergraduate degree at Southern Methodist University, and her Master’s degree from the University of North Texas.  She has been teaching in higher education for three decades in the areas of Kinesiology, Health, and Physical Activity, and has extensive experience as a Coordinator of Physical Activity programs, as well as experience in curriculum and course development, and program assessment.  She joined the faculty at SMU in fall 2019, and is currently teaching Personal Responsibility and Wellness-II activities and HDEV courses. 


Ms. Baker is a certified Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor with the American Council on Exercise, a certified Personal Trainer with the American College of Sports Medicine, a certified Schwinn Indoor Cycling Instructor, certified in YogaFit, and a First Aid, CPR and AED Instructor for the American Red Cross.  She is a Master Trainer and Subject Matter Expert in Personal Training and Group Fitness with the American Council on Exercise teaching workshops online, in-person, and at national conventions.  As a Subject Matter Expert for ACE, she has also participated in role delineation studies, curriculum development, and exam development through service on professional committees.


Her personal goals and objectives are focused on enhancing teaching effectiveness and engagement in the classroom, mentorship and leadership development skills, and curriculum development and assessment.