Beth Lewis

Portrait of Professor Beth Lewis
Director of the School of Kinesiology , Kinesiology
College of Education and Human Development, Twin Cities

Professor of Sport and Exercise Psychology

  • Health
  • Sports and Recreation


Beth Lewis focuses on physical activity promotion, behavioral interventions for physical activity, exercise and mental health.

Her most recent studies have been randomized trials examining the effect of exercise on mental health and depression during pregnancy and postpartum. Other ongoing research has included examining the efficacy of home-based high-intensity interval training (HIIT) and strength training for improving physical activity adherence.

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Left: Portrait of Professor Beth Lewis. Right: Hand grabbing a dumbbell from a gym.
Expert Alert

Physical Fitness Month

As we approach National Physical Fitness Month in May, College of Education and Human Development Professor Beth Lewis speaks to the importance of physical fitness at every age.