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    Harding University
  Oct 31, 2020
2019-2020 Academic Catalog 
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2019-2020 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Department of Exercise & Sport Sciences

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The mission of the Department of Exercise and Sport Sciences is to prepare Christian professionals for graduate school or for careers in exercise science and athletic training.

The department offers a Bachelor of Science in exercise science.  A minor is offered in personal training.

Required Core

EXSS 2252   3 hours
EXSS 2254   3 hours
EXSS 3010   3 hours
EXSS 4000   3 hours
TOTAL 12 hours

The Athletic Training Program is located within the College of Allied Health. The mission of this program is to instill essential knowledge, skills, and dispositions for successful careers, advanced study, and servant leadership in the field of athletic training.


The program is accredited by The Commission on Accreditation for Athletic Training Education (CAATE) and is currently transitioning from an undergraduate degree to a Master of Science in Athletic Training (M.S.A.T.).

Application Process

The application process and curriculum for this graduate program are being developed at this time. Students interested in Athletic Training are encouraged to contact the Director of Athletic Training for additional information and for undergraduate advising. 


Chair: Kenneth R. Turley, Ph.D., FACSM, CCES


Bryan Phillips, Ph.D., CSCS
Kenneth R. Turley, Ph.D., FACSM, CCES

Associate Professors:

Mark Cullum, Ph.D.

Assistant Professors:

Justin Bland, Ph.D.
Brian Cox, M.S., A.T.C., L.A.T.
     Director of the Athletic Training Education Program
Eric Myers, D.P.T.


Lacy Rush, M.S.E.


Jacob Leslie, B.A.
Tori Styrotchen, B.S.

Athletic Training Clinical Instructors:

Andrew Abraham, M.S., P.T.
Kyle Blickenstaff, M.D.
Jim Citty, M.D.
Kenny Fester, M.E.D., A.T.C., L.A.T.
Randy Holt, D.C.
Ann McLarty, B.S.N.



    Bachelor of ScienceDual DegreeMaster of ScienceNon-Degree