Dr. Moosong Kim, Department Chair Health & Kinesiology

Dr. Moosong Kim is an assistant professor of the health and kinesiology department at Northeastern State University. Kim joined the NSU faculty two years ago and holds a doctorate in biotechnology from Oregon State University.

Tahlequah is very peaceful and nice, said Kim. NSU interested me a lot in terms of its research opportunities. Also, I like the smaller classes because I can easily interact with students. I like sharing my research to promote physical activity, especially in this kind of area. These environments give me an opportunity to provide some service and contribute to my community.

Moosong Kim Graduate from NSU's Graduate College

Dr. Moosong Kim is an assistant professor of the health and kinesiology department at Northeastern State University. Kim joined the NSU faculty two years ago and holds a doctorate in biotechnology from Oregon State University.

Kim works in health promotion, and sports and exercise psychology. Health promotion deals with overall public health and with promoting physical activity in a population.

I want to encourage population-based health promotions, said Kim. I want to improve our community's environment. I am interested in changing people's behaviors. It's hard to change people's behaviors, but it's my area of expertise, especially improving their physical activity levels.

Kim chooses a student-based method of teaching, making sure he is aware of the needs of his students so each can get the most out of his classes.

I need to understand the student's needs in order to provide the proper teachings, said Kim. Student success is the most important goal, but in order to get there, we need to first understand a student's needs.

One way Kim assesses his students needs is communication prior to the beginning of the course, through a survey or assessment.

I think NSU students have a lot of passion, said Kim. I know many students that still work while they study. I like that kind of passion. During my second bachelor's degree, I also worked a nightshift job. I worked from 6 p.m. until 9 a.m. and then I had to go to class. I know that it is hard. Many NSU students are pursuing their dreams while they work.

Kim encourages his students to get involved with their communities to gain a better understanding of what is happening within them and to earn valuable experience outside the classroom.

I really love to work with my students, said Kim. I want to support their success. So whatever they want to do, I really want to support their dreams or futures pursuing goals.