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Dianne M. Babbitt
Associate Professor


PhD, Temple University
MS, East Stroudsburg University
BS, Cairn University

Research Interests

My research interests are in the area of cardiovascular exercise physiology, specifically the integration of molecular physiology with applied physiology in understanding the effect of exercise on the pathophysiology of cardiovascular diseases. Through research I strive to make positive contributions to the discipline of exercise physiology, and am excited at the prospect of these research findings having a positive contribution to the health of individuals.


There have been multiple people who have invested in my education, career in teaching, and ventures into scientific research. Many of the inter- and intra-disciplinary professionals with whom I have had the opportunity to collaborate have enlightened me to the fact that teaching and scientific research are advanced through a group effort and open conversation. I aspire to bring this philosophy to my interactions with colleagues and students.

On Becoming a Teacher

The profession of teaching encourages lifelong learning. My desire for learning has led to an eagerness for sharing knowledge through teaching. The more I learn and teach, the more I realize that I continue to have much to learn.
“The greater our knowledge increases, the more our ignorance unfolds.” John F. Kennedy

Memberships and Certifications

Member: American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
International Society of Hypertension (ISH)

Certification: ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist

Courses Taught

Introduction to Exercise Science
Exercise Physiology I
Exercise Physiology II
Exercise Testing and Prescription
Research Methods in Exercise Science
Seminar in Exercise Science
Independent Research in Exercise Science
Physical Conditioning for Exercise and Sport
Introduction to Public Health
Introduction to Global Health
Introduction to Health Professions
Health Professions II
Health Professions III 
Health Sciences Capstone

Why Cedar Crest?

Attending a small, private liberal arts college as an undergraduate student has allowed me to appreciate the value of this type of education offered at Cedar Crest College. It is exciting that Cedar Crest College is designed for women who desire the opportunity to achieve the highest levels of personal and professional development. As a professor, it is my desire to facilitate and empower students to realize their full potential.

Professional Advice

My advice to talented, emerging Health Science professionals is to be open to new experiences, ideas, and discussions with colleagues of both similar and diverse personal and professional backgrounds. Embracing these types of interactions fosters the greatest individual growth.