Chris Todden, Ed.D., dean of the College of Health Sciences at Cleveland University-Kansas City, was appointed to the Board of the Committee on Accreditation for the Exercise Sciences (CoAES), which is responsible for establishing standards and guidelines for academic programs in the health fitness and exercise industry.
In addition to his College of Health Sciences duties, Dr. Todden serves as program director for the new Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Exercise Science degree program, which is scheduled to begin enrollment in Fall 2021.
“Dr. Todden has led program development and served as a practicing clinician specializing in rehabilitative exercise and balance for more than 25 years,” Dr. Cheryl Carpenter-Davis, vice president of academic affairs, said. “We are always pleased when external organizations place our academic leaders in significant national positions.”
The primary role of CoAES is to establish standards and guidelines for academic programs in the health fitness and exercise industry. The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) accredits programs upon the recommendation of the Committee (CoAES). The committee’s guidelines are used for the development, evaluation, and self-analysis of exercise science programs.