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Department of Clinical & Applied Movement Sciences

The Department of Clinical & Applied Movement Sciences offers the following degrees: Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training; Bachelor of Science in Health, Exercise Science Concentration; Masters ofScience in Health, Exercise Science and Chronic Disease; and Doctor of Physical Therapy.

The Bachelor of Science (BS) in Athletic Training will prepare students for the Board of Certification Examination to become a Certified Athletic Trainer and a career at the secondary school, college and university, and professional athletic, clinic, hospital, industrial, and performing arts settings. The Athletic Training Program is fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). Information about the accreditation status can be obtained from CAATE at http://www.caate.net. Click here for admission and degree requirements.

The Exercise Science Concentration culminates in a Bachelor of Science in Health (BSH) degree. Of major concern to society is the health and well-being of its citizens. Exercise Physiologists are health care professionals that utilize knowledge of the human body’s adaptive responses to exercise to address an individual’s health, fitness, or performance goals. Click here for admission and degree requirements. 

The Masters of Science in Health (MSH), Exercise Science and Chronic Disease (ESCD) integrates advanced training in exercise science and epidemiology. The field of Exercise Epidemiology examines the relationship(s) between physical activity, sedentary behavior and fitness level with chronic diseases ubiquitous in today’s society. The MSH in ESCD is a graduate degree that integrates advanced training in exercise science and epidemiology. Click here for admission and degree requirements.   

Physical Therapists are health professionals who work with individuals in preventing, evaluating, and treating physical dysfunction and injury. An understanding of human movement serves as the foundation for the practice of physical therapy. The Physical Therapy Program at the University of North Florida (UNF) provides graduates with the knowledge and skills to become generalist practitioners of the highest caliber. Physical therapists are graduates of an accredited physical therapy program who have passed a licensure examination. UNF's Physical Therapy Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), and graduates are eligible to take the national licensure examination. Click here for admission and degree requirements.

Department of Clinical & Applied Movement Sciences Faculty

Joel W. Beam, Ed.D, A.T.C., L.A.T., Associate Professor, Chair    

Program Directors

Michelle Boling, Ph.D, A.T.C., L.A.T., Associate Professor, Athletic Training Education Program
James Churilla, Ph.D., MPH, RCEP, FACSM, Associate Professor, Graduate Exercise Science
Peter Magyari, Ph.D., HFS, CSCS, Associate Professor, Undergraduate Exercise Science
Paul Mettler, Ed.,D, P.T., Associate Professor & Director  

Undergraduate Faculty 

Bryan Anderson, MS, ATC, LAT, Adjunct Instructor
Joel W. Beam, EdD, ATC, LAT, Associate Professor
Michelle Boling, PhD, ATC, LAT, Associate Professor
Bernadette Buckley, PhD, ATC, LAT, Associate Professor
Timothy Burrows, MS, Adjunct Instructor
Leo Calderon, MPT, ATC, LAT, CCCE, Adjunct Instructor
Melissa Conway-Hartman, MEd, ATC, LAT, Instructor
Tyler Guthrie, MS, CSCS, Adjunct Instructor
Christopher Joyce, PhD, ATC, LAT, CCRA, CSCS, Associate Professor
Jamie Kennedy, MS, ATC, LAT, Adjunct Instructor   
Peter Magyari, PhD, HFS, CSCS, Associate Professor  
Michael Richardson, MSH, Adjunct Instructor   

Graduate Faculty

Chitra Lakshmi K Balasubramanian, PT, PhD, Assistant Professor
Mark Baughman, PT, ATC, OCS, Adjunct Instructor
James Churilla, PhD, MPH, RCEP, FACSM, Associate Professor
Brain Hagist, PT, Adjunct Instructor
Nicholas LaRosa, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT, Adjunct Instructor
Beven Livingston, PT, PhD, ATC, Assistant Professor
Joseph Lucca, PT, PhD, DPT, GCS, Associate Professor
Mary Lundy, PT, MS, DPT, C/NDT, Assistant Professor
Paul Mettler, PT, EdD, Associate Professor
Cynthia Neville, PT, DPT, WCS, BCB-PMD, Adjunct Instructor
Sherry Pinkstaff, PT, PhD, DPT, Assistant Professor
Dawn Saracino, PT, DPT, NCS, Senior Instructor
William Weakland, PT, DPT, Adjunct Instructor
Donni Welch-Rawls, PT, DPT, MS, Instructor