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The Schools of Nursing and Pharmacy operate on both the Oxford and Jackson campuses. The Schools of Dentistry, Health Related Professionals and Medicine, and the Health Sciences Graduate School, are based in Jackson only. (Additional healthcare programs are available through the School of Applied Sciences on the Oxford campus.) Other than these exceptions, the schools above are on the Oxford campus.

Faculty Profile

KIM R BEASON

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HEALTH, EXERCISE SCI & RECREATION MGMT
PROFESSOR OF PARK & RECREATION MANAGEMENT AND DIRECTOR OF SENIOR AQUATICS THERAPY PROGRAM
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225 TURNER CENTER
UNIVERSITY, MS 38677
(662) 915-5555
Joined UM: 08/15/1989

Areas of Expertise

  • AQUATIC EXERCISE
  • AQUATICS FOR OLDER ADULTS
  • CANOEING
  • CONSERVATION MANAGEMENT, FISH AND WILDLIFE PROTECTION
  • CPR AND FIRST AID
  • ECONOMIC IMPACT OF LEISURE
  • FANTASY SPORT MARKET
  • RECREATION AND SPECIAL EVENT PLANNING
  • RECREATIONAL PROGRAMS, PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT
  • WATER SAFETY
  • YOUTH AND TEEN LEISURE MARKETS

Brief Bio

Kim R. Beason is Professor of Park and Recreation Management, Coordinator of the Park and Recreation Degree Program, and Director of the Senior Adult Aquatic Program. Dr. Beason received his Ed.D. from the University of Arkansas in 1990. Dr. Beason began his academic career in 1989 at the University op Mississippi. Prior to working at Ole Miss Dr. Beason was a Conservation Officer for the Missouri Department of Conservation. Dr. Beason has presented and published numerous times on the effects of aquatic exercise on older adults. He also has acted as consultant to the Fantasy Sport Industry and conducted consumer behavior and marketing research. He has obtained funding from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, USDA Forest Service, National Safe Coating Council and other service organizations. Dr. Beason serves on advisory boards for several businesses and the American Red Cross. Dr. Beason teaches graduate and undergraduate research and evaluation and programming courses.

Degrees

BS
CRIMINAL JUSTICE
SCHOOL OF THE OZARKS/POINT LOOKOUT, MISSOURI (1983)
MED
LEISURE MANAGEMENT
UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS/FAYETTEVILLE, ARKANSAS (1987)
EDD
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS/FAYETTEVILLE, ARKANSAS (1990)

Committee Memberships

University Standing Committee
Tenure & Promotion - Sch of Applied Sci.
Other Kind of Committee