Kim Eiler, Ed.D.

“I strive to bring the content of my courses to life. I want to provide practical applications for each student to transform the content to real life situations.”


Associate Professor of Exercise Science

Educational Background

  • Ed.D., Auburn University – Auburn, AL
  • M.A., Manchester University – North Manchester, IN
  • B.S., Biola University – La Mirada, CA

Year Joined Franklin



My area of expertise lies in the area of physical education pedagogy in addition to being a licensed instructor for the American Red Cross with the ability to certify students in Basic Life Support (BLS), CPR/AED and First Aid. I recently attained certification as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). I am also interested in the areas of wellness as I teach a basic concepts of nutrition course.

Selected Professional Accomplishments

Honors and Awards

IAHPERD Pathfinder Award
MACUPE Awards Midwest District AAHPERD
HCAC Women’s Basketball Coach of the Year

Selected Scholarship

Co-presenter with Meyers, L., “Adventure Education: Empowering Learners,” IAHPERD State Conference, Indianapolis, IN, November, 2014.
Co-presenter with Moore, B., “Integrated Physical Education: The Amazing Race,” IAHPERD State Conference, Indianapolis, IN, October, 2013.
Eiler, K. K., A season long investigation of a NCAA Division III women’s basketball program, IAPHERD State Conference, Indianapolis, IN, November, 2007.
Mowling, C.M., Eiler, K.K., Brock, S.J., and Hastie, P.A., Third Grade Students Self-Assessment of Basketball Dribbling Tasks. AAHPERD National Convention, New Orleans, LA, April, 2004.

In My Spare Time…

I am an avid runner. I completed my first marathon this fall. I also love to read. My favorite book is Rebecca, by Daphne du Maurier.  “Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again” is an iconic quote from the book I was introduced to as a young reader. This compelling novel was a guiding influence for my continued love of reading.