Rock Valley College

Dr. Timothy L. Hatten

Professor and Program Director, Golden Eagles Older Adult Fitness Program
Division of Fitness, Wellness and Sport

Tim HattenOffice: 1020
Phone: (815) 921-3816






  • University of Mississippi (Ph.D., 1994, Exercise Science and Leisure Management)
  • Mississippi State University (M.S., 1991, Exercise Physiology)
  • Quincy University (B.S., 1988, Sport Management and Biology)
  • Wabash Valley College (A.S. Transfer Studies)


  • The Master Online Teacher Certificate (Illinois Online Network (ION), University of Illinois)
  • Bronze Level Coaching Principles Instructor (American Sport Education Program (ASEP))
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (National Strength and Conditioning Association)
  • Certified Personal Trainer (National Strength and Conditioning Association)
  • Certified first aid, AED, and CPR (American Red Cross)
  • First aid, AED and CPR Instructor Certification (American Red Cross)
  • Leaders for Life Instructor Certificate (National Junior College Athletic Association)

Professional Interest Areas

  • Pedagogy and Assessment of College Resistance Training Courses
  • Strength and Conditioning of Athletes
  • Personal Training
  • Coaching Education
  • Student Athlete Academic Success
  • Sport Facility Management

Courses most typically taught

  • Introduction to Exercise and Sport Science
  • Introduction to Coaching
  • ASEP Sport First Aid and CPR
  • Personal Training I and II
  • Drug and Alcohol Education.
  • Beginning Weight Training
  • Advanced Weight Training

Professional Memberships/Affiliations

  • American College of Sports Medicine
  • National Strength and Conditioning Association
  • American Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance
  • Illinois Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance
  • North American Society of Sport Management.