Karen Polon, M.A.

Professor of Physical Education

Karen Polon Professor Polon came to Cottey in 1993.


B.S. degree in Physical Education K-12
M.A. degree in Sports Pedagogy
18 additional graduate hours in Sports Administration
Kent State University, Kent, Ohio


ACE- Certified Personal Trainer
NETA Certified Group Exercise Instructor
Certified Nutrition Specialist-American Academy of Sports Dietitians and Nutritionists
Adult CPR and AED certified

Courses Taught

Tennis, Badminton, Aerobics, Fitness Walking, Golf, Weight Training, Lifetime Fitness, Volleyball, Softball, Archery, Canoeing, and many more!

Extracurricular Activities Taught at Cottey

Student Intramural Exercise Instructor Supervisor
Employee Wellness Coordinator

Additional Intersts

Professor Polon took a sabbatical to New Zealand in the spring of 2006.  Upon her return to the College, she developed a two week international trip option for sophomore students. The two week study abroad typically focuses around the Maori culture, environmental issues, and current issues of the country. Professor Polon has taken students to New Zealand in March of 2009, 2010, and 2017. 

Email: kpolon@cottey.edu

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