Terry Eckmann, Ph. D.

Terry is a professor and chair of Teacher Education and Kinesiology at Minot State University. Eckmann has 40 years of experience in the fitness industry. She presents internationally on topics related to health and fitness. Terry’s book “101 Brain Boosters” was published in 2013 and is used in classrooms, active aging communities, and homes around the world. Eckmann worked as a speech-language pathologist prior to beginning full-time work in the fitness industry. Her research focuses on the impact of exercise and lifestyle choices on the brain. Her book “101 Ways to Age Gracefully” combines Eckmann’s expertise as a researcher, educator, fitness professional, and speech-language pathologist to create a book that provides research based practical tips for aging gracefully at all ages and stages of life.

Eckmann serves on the advisory board of the International Council on Active Aging. Eckmann has also been nationally recognized for her work in the fitness industry. She received the IDEA Make Fitness Happen award and the Club Industry Distinguished Business Award for Industry Enhancement. Terry is married and the mother of Cole and Katie and Grandmother of Nixon and Nellie (that’s her favorite role). She believes in living life to the fullest!