Jason Kobes

Jason Kobes, ATC, MA, ACSM-EP

Assistant Professor
Fieldwork Coordinator, Exercise Physiology Department


Jason Kobes serves as fieldwork coordinator for the department of exercise physiology, teaching and coordinating student practicums and internships at the University of Mary since 2003. A certified athletic trainer since 1999, Jason has worked with both high school and collegiate teams, including NCAA Division I hockey, along with NCAA Division II wrestling, volleyball, and softball. Prior to joining the University of Mary, Jason’s experience included athlete performance testing through the national APT program. He completed a master’s degree in clinical exercise physiology in 2003 and is a certified exercise physiologist through the American College of Sports Medicine.

Kobes teaches undergraduate exercise physiology courses and the associated labs. He enjoys the hands-on approach for teaching skills associated with becoming an exercise physiologist and teaching in a program that offers students a considerable number of options. Under his guidance, exercise science and clinical exercise physiology students have completed internships at many local, regional, and nationally esteemed sites such as Mayo Clinic Rochester, Cardiac Rehabilitation; Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Pediatric Cardiac Rehabilitation; John’s Hopkins Hospital, Cardiac Rehabilitation; Carmichael Training Systems, Performance Cycling; University of Arizona, Strength and Conditioning; United States Automobile Association, Corporate Fitness; EXOS San Diego, Sports Performance; Elevation Corporate Health, Corporate Fitness, Hilton Head Weight Loss Resort, Health, and Fitness. Additionally, Kobes coordinates an outreach exercise clinic within the North Dakota Department of Corrections, providing exercise education and exercise programming for individuals incarcerated in the North Dakota State Penitentiary. Students have the option to gain first-hand experience programing and teaching exercise for individuals with a variety of clinical considerations. 

Kobes's research interests involve exercise testing for individuals ranging from athletes to the general population and developing step test VO2max estimation protocols. In his free time, Kobes is an avid hunter, fisherman, and overall outdoorsman.