Exercise Science and Sport Studies

Trista Olson

Concentration: Exercise Physiology
Academic Degrees:
  • Ph.D., University of Northern Colorado
  • M.S., North Dakota State University
  • B.S., North Dakota State University
Courses Taught:
  • EXHS 211 Lab Skills
  • EXHS 308 Exercise Physiology
  • EXHS 379A Research Methods
  • EXHS 395 Research Seminar I

Dr. Trista Olson’s primary academic research interests are focused on physical activity in special populations. Her most recent academic research activity has been interdisciplinary in nature centered around physical activity and exercise in cancer survivors, college students with disabilities, Veterans, and individuals at risk for mental health and substance use disorders.

Applied Experience

Trista has worked in a variety of areas in the field of exercise science including personal training, wellness coaching, strength training and conditioning, and both cancer and cardiac rehabilitation. She is dedicated to the continued advancement of the field of exercise science in the areas of Clinical Exercise Physiology and Exercise is Medicine.

  • ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist
  • NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
  • ACSM Certified Exercise is Medicine Level II
  • Certified Cancer Rehabilitation Specialist
  • CPR, First Aid, and AED Certified
Professional Memberships:
  • American College of Sports Medicine
  • Northland Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine
  • National Strength and Conditioning Association
  • Clinical Exercise Physiology Association
Trista Olson, visiting assistant professor

CSB Henrita Academic Building 13
[email protected]

College of Saint Benedict
Saint John’s University

Don Fischer
Chair, Exercise Science & Sport Studies