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Susan Bertelsen


Exercise Science, Health and Wellness, Physical Fitness


Adult and children physical activity, Physical education, Personal training, Psychosocial effects of exercise

Degree: Ed.D.

Title: Professor

Department: Human Performance and Sport, School of Education


Office Phone: 303-615-1346

Alternate Phone: 303-503-5089

Social Media: Linkedin


Susan Bertelsen, Ed.D., is a professor in the Human Performance and Sport department at Metropolitan State University of Denver where she has been employed for eleven years. Previously, she taught two years at the University of Wyoming, one year at Santa Barbara City College and over 10 years at the high school level in California, Hawaii, and Colorado. Bertelsen specializes in methods of teaching fitness and physical activity education, health education and physical activity behavior change. She has owned and operated a 3,000 square foot fitness center from 2007-2009 and has been a certified personal trainer since 1997.

Originally from California, Bertelsen earned her Bachelor’s degree from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo; Master’s from California State University Fresno; and Doctorate from University of Northern Colorado. She is an avid mountain bike rider and enjoys a variety of outdoor pursuits including golf, water sports, and traveling.

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