About me

Contact Information:

  • Kelly Falcone
  • Associate Professor: Kinesiology & Health
  • kfalcone@palomar.edu (email is the best way to contact me)
  • office: O-19 (overlooking the tennis courts)
  • Teaching schedule and Office Hours: http://tinyurl.com/lkpsvy2
  • Phone: (760)744-1150 ext 3643
  • Skype name: Professorfalcone
  • Twitter: @CoachKellyF
  • JoinMe: https://join.me/professorfalcone
  • Facebook: CoachKelly Falcone


Personal Profile

I have a Bachelors degree (2001) and Masters degree (2005) in Kinesiology both from San Diego State University, a second Masters degree in Educational Technology from Azusa Pacific University (2012), and am currently working on a Doctoral degree in Education (EdD) with specialization in Educational Leadership and Educational Technology.
I have been teaching Community College Kinesiology and Health courses since 2001.  From 2001-2006 I served as an Adjunct Professor and have worked full-time since 2006; I am now a tenured Associate Professor.  I have shared my commitment to the college between coaching two sports (water polo and swim team),  teaching Kinesiology and Health courses, leading our employee wellness committee, and contributing to Academic Technology.  I have also had the pleasure of working with our students with disabilities and/or special needs.
I am passionate about technology and ways to infuse it in education to increase learning, especially with this new “techy” generation.  I believe students learn by doing and thus create lesson that keep my students active and engaged.

I love to travel and appreciate the diversity of the world. I am passionate about education and absolutely love my job. I have the opportunity to have a positive impact on my students’ lives everyday and I take that opportunity very seriously.  I believe Ralph Waldo Emerson said it best when he said, “To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children…to leave the world a better place…to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.”

Employment Summary

Palomar College 
Jan 04 – current
Associate Professor, Health, Kinesiology & Athletics
Full-time Tenured Professor
Professional Development Coordinator 2014-present
Courses Taught:
  • Introduction to Health (lecture class)
  • Health Lab
  • Water Polo
  • Beg-Int Weight Training
  • Fitness Activities
  • Beg-Adv Swimming
  • Water Aerobics
  • Adaptive Kinesiology (for students with special needs)
  • Adaptive Skiing (week long ski trip for students with disabilities)

Committee involvement:

  • Professional Development Advisory Board
  • North County Higher Education Alliance (NCHEA)
  • Basic Skills Committee
  • Learning Outcomes Council
  • Strategic Planning Council
  • Staff Development and Training Committee
  • Employee wellness committee chair (TEAM LIFE)
  • Academic Technology Committee
  • GRAD committee focused on student success and On Course principles
  • Benefits Committee
  • Active Learning Leaders (unofficial faculty work group)

Southwestern College  
Sep 01 – Dec 03
Adjunct Professor and Assistant Coach
Part-time Instructor and Coach
Classes Taught:

  • Beg-Adv swimming and water polo

Education Summary

San Diego State University
Bachelors of Science (2001)
Kinesiology: Fitness, Nutrition, Health

San Diego State University
Masters of Science (2005)
Kinesiology: Biomechanics

Azusa Pacific University
Masters of Arts (2012)
Educational Technology

University of Phoenix
Doctorate of Education (projected completion 2017)
Educational Leadership & Educational Technology