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About Lynda Ransdell

Dr. Lynda Ransdell joined the Boise State University Department of Kinesiology faculty in 2004. She received her Ph.D. in “Exercise and Wellness Education” from Arizona State University and had previously served on faculties at the University of Utah, University of Kentucky, and Colorado State University.
Dr. Ransdell continues to study women’s health as it relates to physical activity, and the design, implementation, and evaluation of physical activity interventions. She has published over 70 peer reviewed articles, and co-authored numerous books and book chapters related to health and physical activity. Her research has been funded with grant money from a variety of government and private sources, and she is a “Fellow” in the American College of Sports Medicine and the Research Consortium of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Sport. Dr. Ransdell is currently serving as the editor for the “Women in Sport and Physical Activity Journal” (which she also did from 1999-2001) and has reviewed papers for Annals of Behavioral Medicine, Journal of the American Medical Women’s Association, American Journal of Health Behavior, Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, American Journal of Health Education, Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, QUEST, and the Journal of Physical Activity and Health.


Present Faculty Member, Montana State University-Bozeman

Curriculum Vitae


Research Interests

Exercise and Wellness Education, Women's Health and Physical Activity, and Physical Activity Interventions

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Honors and Awards

  • Who’s Who Among Teachers (2006)
  • Honorary Research Fellow, Dr. Stephen Hui Research Center for Physical Health and Recreation, Hong Kong Baptist University (2003)
  • Fellow, American College of Sports Medicine (January 2002)
  • Presidential Award, National Association for Girls and Women in Sport (April 1999)


  • Health and Optimal Aging
  • Applied Principles of Conditioning
  • Health Promotion
  • Organization & Administration of Physical Education & Sport
  • Measurement & Evaluation in Kinesiology
  • Psychology of Coaching

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Articles (38)