Applied Health Sciences


Robyn Becker

  • Education
    • University of Illinois at Chicago, Bachelors           
    • University of Illinois at Chicago, Masters             

    What prompted you to pursue your field?

    My passion for movement and activity pushed me to find a field where I didn't have to sit most of my day. Over 20 years ago, when Exercise Science was not quite as prevalent, I found the program for me. Since then, I have earned two degrees in Exercise Science.

    What's it like to teach at Parkinson?

    The environment within the Parkinson School of Health Sciences and Public Health is very positive and encouraging.

    Why is this area of study important at this point in time?

    Exercise Science is a field where students can explore the research behind the physiology and movement of humans. It is very exciting to teach students how to apply this research and information to our own bodies.

    What would you tell a student about why your field is exciting/important/the potential impact s/he could make?

    It is vital that people learn how important movement and exercise is, especially when staying healthy is critical to our health.

    What "called" you to/attracted you to Loyola?

    The Jesuit mission and support from the Exercise Science department attracted me to Loyola University Chicago. I have found the entire environment within Loyola to be welcoming.


    • North American Thrombosis Forum, AF Action Initiative Consensus Document Ruff,C. T.; Ansell,J. E.; Becker,R. C.; Benjamin,E. J.; Deicicchi,D. J.; Mark Estes,N. A.; Ezekowitz,M. D.; Fanikos,J.; Fareed,J.; Garcia,D.; Giugliano,R. P.; Goldhaber,S. Z.; Granger,C.; Healey,J. S.; Hull,R.; Hylek,E. M.; Libby,P.; Lopes,R. D.; Mahaffey,K. W.; Mega,J.; Piazza,G.; Sasahara,A. A.; Sorond,F. A.; Spyropoulos,A. C.; Walenga,J. M.; Weitz,J. I. The American Journal of Medicine 2016 ;129(5 Suppl):S1-S29
    • Bother related to bladder control and health care seeking behavior in adults in the United States. Benner,J. S.; Becker,R.; Fanning,K.; Jumadilova,Z.; Bavendam,T.; Brubaker,L. Journal of Urology 2009 ;181(6):2591-2598