B.S., University of Southern Maine
M.S., Springfield College
Rebecca Kimball is in her second year as Wellesley's Butler Director of Sports Performance and Fitness and PERA Assistant Professor of the Practice.
Kimball joins Wellesley after two stints at Division-III colleges in Maine. Most recently she served as the Strength and Conditioning Coach for Bates College and the University of Southern Maine.
Prior to her work in Division III, Kimball spent seven years at Southern Illinois University serving as the Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach. Her primary responsibilities included working with women's basketball, volleyball and softball. She also served as director of the internship program.
Kimball is a Registered Strength and Conditioning Coach (RSCC) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) as well as a certified Level I coach through United States Weightlifting (USAW). In 2008 she received her massage therapy license through John A. Logan Community College and is nationally licensed through the NCBTMB. Kimball serves on the NSCA State Advisory Board for Massachusetts.
As a graduate assistant in strength and conditioning at Springfield College, Kimball earned her master’s degree in applied exercise science with a concentration in strength and conditioning. While at Springfield she also completed internships at the University of Maryland, University of Connecticut and Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning.
A native of Arundel, Maine, Kimball attended the University of Southern Maine where she played softball and track & field and earned her bachelor’s degree in Sports Medicine and Health Fitness.