Sean Schumm

Associate Professor and Chair, Kinesiology
Coordinator, Global Public Health

Rm 231 Center for Science & Business 309-457-2279


I grew up on a farm in central Illinois and attended Midwest Central High School in Manito Illinois. I stayed close to home and attended Bradley (Illinois) University for my undergraduate degree.

After receiving my bachelor’s degree, I spent seven years as an Air Force officer working as a dietitian. I was stationed in Washington, D.C., San Antonio and Charleston, South Carolina.

I came to Monmouth after finishing my graduate education to start the exercise science program. I live in Monmouth with my wife and two boys.


My interests include most sports, combat sports, strength sports, and martial arts. My current pursuits include non-exercise movement, natural movement and movement culture, and martial arts.


B.S. – Dietetics/Dietitian, Bradley (Illinois) University

M.S. – Exercise Physiology, Appalachian State (North Carolina) University

Ph.D. – Muscle Biology, Ohio University

Courses Taught

EXSC 130: Exercise Performance

EXSC 140: Sports Nutrition

EXSC 180: Personal & Community Health

EXSC 251: Functional Anatomy

EXSC 315: Biomechanics

EXSC 330: Exercise Physiology

EXSC 340: Strength and Conditioning

GPHS 101: Introduction to Public Health

“Even though I was not an Exercise Science major, Professor Schumm served as a wonderful mentor during my time at Monmouth and oversaw my senior research. His help and guidance played a huge part in my academic journey.”

– Megan Gillen ’16, DPT Bradley University ’19