Madeline Cheaney, PhD(c)

Assistant Professor, Department of Kinesiology

Office Location: Mary Hill Center, 101A
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My education and experience in the field of Kinesiology are broad. Prior to my arrival at APU, I owned two small Kinesiology-related businesses that allowed me to apply my education and gain valuable experience in the field. I started teaching at APU in the Fall of 2015 and immediately felt God's plan working in my life. Since that time, I have taught various courses across the department in multiple specialties. My passion in this field is rooted in movement analysis and understanding how movement contributes to injuries.


  • PhD(c) in Health and Human Performance, Concordia University Chicago
  • MS in Kinesiology, California State University, Fullerton, 2013
  • BS in Kinesiology, California State University, Fullerton, 2010


  • CSCS National Strength and Conditioning Association Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach
  • CES National Academy of Sport Medicine Corrective Exercise Specialist

Academic Area

  • School of Behavioral and Applied Sciences
    • Department of Kinesiology

Courses Taught

  • KIN 364 - Kinesiology
  • KIN 275 - Biomechanics of Human Movement
  • KIN 372 - Corrective Exercise Strategies
  • WRIT 241 - Writing 2: Physical Activity and Health Promotion
  • KIN 490 - Writing 3: Research Methods in Kinesiology
  • AT 534 - Biomechanics
  • PE 575 - Advanced Principles of Physical Conditioning
  • AT 515 - Anatomical Basis of Athletic Training
  • FFL 131 - Fitness for Life: Kinesiology
  • KIN 290 - Human Movement Science
  • KIN 220 - Emergency Care and Clinical Skills