- Health Promotion,
Chair of the Kinesiology Department
Originally from Louisiana, Professor Jessica Rodriguez moved to California in 2008 and completed a dual MS in Exercise Physiology and Nutritional Science at San Diego State in 2014. At SDSU she was able to increase her skills in exercise and nutrition research ranging from assisting on studies investigating the effects of carbohydrate rich foods on glucose regulation, serum lipids, blood pressure, and adiposity in prediabetes and metabolic syndrome, to evaluating the effects of amino acid supplementation on swimming performance in elite and recreational swimmers. Jessica began lecturing at USK in Spring of 2016 and is excited to be a part of the faculty at a growing and thriving institution. She is currently the Chair of the Kinesiology Department at USK.