Aline E. Botsis, MS, CSCS

Aline E. Botsis, MS, CSCS

Department of Health, Kinesiology, and Sport


B.S., Exercise Science, University of South Alabama, 2013
M.S., Exercise Science, University of South Alabama, 2015

Teaching Philosophy

My teaching philosophy is based on my experience as an academic advisor. I learned to build relationships with our diverse student population, and I have brought those skills into the classroom. Teaching course material is paramount, but I believe true teaching begins by building relationships with my students. I endeavor to create an engaging classroom environment where students feel free to ask questions and share their opinions. To support student engagement, I incorporate various teaching aids, such as Kahoot! and Pear Deck, into class meetings. By teaching from a holistic perspective, my goal is not only to support student learning but also to encourage my students to develop skills that extend beyond the classroom. 


I am a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association. I am also a member of SouthALACADA, the University’s chapter of the National Academic Advising Association.


I am a native Mobilian and graduate of the University of South Alabama. As a Graduate Assistant, and I taught step aerobics, tennis, and KIN 100. Following graduate school, I became an academic advisor with Academic Advising & Transfer Services. I advised first year students in a variety of majors, from Exercise Science and Therapeutic Recreation to Engineering. In January 2018, I moved into a pre-health advising role, where I worked with students pursuing competitive graduate programs. I also taught KIN 100 each semester as an adjunct instructor. Some of my favorite activities include running, shopping, and cooking.


KIN 100 Concepts of Health and Wellness
KIN 380 Kinesiology
KIN 474 Sport and Fitness Conditioning
KIN 476 Exercise Physiology,
KIN 484 Apps in Sport Conditioning