Faculty Profile for Dr. Jennifer N Ahrens

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Dr. Jennifer N Ahrens
Clinical Associate Professor — Dept of Health & Human Performance
JOW A172
phone: (512) 245-2908

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Perez, K., Biedieger-Friedman, L., Hamilton, M., & Ahrens, J. (2019). Fine motor development through mealtimes in Head Start classrooms. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 51(7).
  • Ahrens, J. N. (n.d.). Jack be Nimble and Jack be Quick: Increasing Movement Competence in Childcare Settings.
  • Ahrens, J. (2010). Chapter on Aerobic Exercise. In M. R. Lochbaum & D. Rainey (Eds.), Physical activity for todayÂ’s college student. Indianapolis, IN: McGraw-Hill Leaning Solutions.
  • Ahrens, J., Miller, S., & LaBuhn, R. (2008). What makes a successful school district? Principal Matters: Excellence through Exchange, 76, 26–28.
  • Ahrens, J., Lloyd, L., Crixell, S., & Walker, J. (2007). The effects of caffeine in women during aerobic dance bench stepping. International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism, 7, 27–34.

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Bobcat Namesake. 2021 - 2022
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Alpha Chi National College Honors Society Favorite Professor. 2018
  • Award / Honor Recipient: College Achievement Award, Presidential Awards for Excellence in teaching. 2018
  • Award / Honor Nominee: Teacher of the Year- Texas Association Health Physical Education and Dance. 2018
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Favorite Professor. August 2017 - December 2017

Selected Grants

  • Ahrens, Jennifer N. Caminitos Collaborative/ Fine motor progression through a mastery motivational climate, City of San Marcos, Municipal, $4000.00. (Funded: May 2018). Grant.
  • Ahrens, Jennifer N. Fine motor development in Head Start Children., $500. (Submitted: 2021). Grant.
  • Ahrens, Jennifer N. Caminitos Collaborative/ Fine motor progression through a mastery motivational climate, City of San Marcos, Municipal, $2500. (Funded: October 2019 - 2020). Grant.
  • Miller, S. (Principal), Ahrens, Jennifer (Co-Principal). The Burgess B.E.A.T- A before school physical activity and recreation program (G), Institutional (Higher Ed). (Submitted: September 1, 2012). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

Graduate Student Mentor
PFW Program
2022-2023
Alternate Member
General Education Council
2021-2022
Undergraduate Advisor
Exercise Sport Science Organization
2010-2022
Organizer
Angel Tree/ Henry Bush Head Start
2021-2021
Reviewer / Referee
External Review- Dr. Julia Buchanan
2021-2021