Professor Van Hoozier, a long-term member of the Olivet College faculty, serves as an associate professor in the Health and Human Performance Department, working and mentoring students majoring in Sport Psychology, Exercise Science, and Sport & Recreation Management. Her teaching focuses on sports and athletic administration and improving individual and team athletic performance, experiential coursework in kinesiology, sport psychology, sports administration.
Professor Van Hoozier has mentored student research through a Michigan Campus Compact Professional Grant at the Character Education Conference on Sports, Character Education, and Service Learning and most recently participated in the Medieval and Renaissance Studies Consortium. As a faculty member, she has served on several local and national committees, including the NCAA Division III Men’s Golf Championships Sport Committee.
Professor Van Hoozier gained practical career experience in the field while coaching at the University of Kansas and Olivet College. She also served in the college’s athletic administration as athletic director. A Kansas native, Professor Van Hoozier earned her bachelor’s in health, physical education, and recreation with specializations in athletic training and coaching from Fort Hays State University. She earned her master’s degree in physical education with an emphasis in sport psychology and kinesiology and recreation from the University of Kansas. Her research centered around visualization, specifically on imagery and relaxation. She completed a study and paper entitled, “The Effect of Audio Imagery on Skill Improvement of Free Throw Shooting Accuracy.”