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Dr. Charlene Harkins

Charlene G. Harkins, EdD, RD, LD, FADA

Office: SPHC 106

mailbox: 110 SPHC, 1216 Ordean Ct, University of Minnesota Duluth, 55812

phone: 218.726.7294

contact: charkins@d.umn.edu

Hlth 1470

Human Nutrition

ESAT 3410

Performance Nutrition and Weight Management

Hlth 1100

Health and Wellness: Strategies for Life

All course information is now posted to the Moodle site for each course.


A few personal notes about me:

I am a Registered Dietitian. My BA is in Dietetics and Managment from the College of St. Scholastica, Duluth, MN and I have a MEd-health emphasis from the University of Minnesota Duluth. My EdD is in Educational Policy and Administration from the University of Minnesota. I am registered as a dietitian by Council on Dietetic Registration, licensed as a dietitian by the state of Minnesota and am a certified Fellow of the American Dietetic Association. I am also certified as a Health Fitness Instructor by the American College of Sports Medicine.

The Department of Health, Physical Eduation and Recreation is my academic home. Currently, I am teaching Hlth 1470 Human Nutrition, ESAT 3410 Performance Nutrition and Weight Management, and Hlth 1100 Health and Wellness: Strategies for Life.

We live on a lake in the Brimson area (about 35 miles from campus). My husband, Ken is also a faculty member in the Exercise Science Program. We have three children: Karl, Liisa and Siri and two mini-daschunds, Ernie & Rosie. When not at UMD or doing family activities, I enjoy needlework, knitting, sewing, kayaking, walking or cross-country skiing.