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2021-2022 Catalog
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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 Health, Exercise Science Concentration; Master of Science in Athletic Training; and the Master of Science in Health, Kinesiology and Lifestyle Medicine Concentration.   

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. The Exercise Science Concentration is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) and the Committee on Accreditation for the Exercise Sciences (CoAES). View admission and degree requirements

The Masters of Science in Health (MSH) in Kinesiology and Lifestyle Medicine (KALM) is a life sciences degree that integrates an evidenced-based curriculum in an applied research environment. The field of Physical Activity Epidemiology examines the relationship(s) between physical activity, sedentary behavior and fitness level with chronic diseases ubiquitous in today’s society. The MSH in KALM curriculum will provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to work and provide leadership in the areas of health and fitness, preventive medicine, cardiopulmonary rehabilitation, diabetes education, strength and conditioning, lifestyle coaching, and clinical research. Thesis option students will begin preparation towards becoming independent investigators by developing the skills necessary to conduct original research. View admission and degree requirements

Athletic trainers are highly qualified, multi-skilled health care professionals who collaborate with physicians to provide preventative services, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions. The Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT) degree program offers a challenging pathway for post-baccalaureate students to pursue a career in Athletic Training. The MSAT program will prepare students for the Board of Certification Examination to become a Certified Athletic Trainer. The UNF MSAT program provides students the opportunity to gain valuable clinical experience in a variety of settings, including secondary school, college/university, professional, clinic, and industrial. View the admission and degree requirements.     

Department of Clinical & Applied Movement Sciences Faculty

Joel W Beam, EdD, LAT, ATC, Professor, Chair    

Program Directors

Michelle Boling, PhD, LAT, ATC, Associate Professor, Athletic Training 
James R. Churilla, PhD, MPH, MS, RCEP, FACSM, Professor, Graduate Kinesiology and Lifestyle Medicine
Michael Richardson, PhD, MSH, ACSM-EP, EIM2, Instructor, Undergraduate Exercise Science  

Undergraduate Faculty

Ralph Consentino, MSH, CSCS, Adjunct Instructor
Peter Magyari, PhD, FACSM, ACSM-EP, NSCA-CSCS, Associate Professor
Nicole Nelson, MSH, LMT, ACSM C-EP, Adjunct Instructor
Amber Ponzio, MSH, ACSM EP-C, Adjunct Instructor
Michael Richardson, PhD, MSH, ACSM-EP, EIM2, Instructor
Jessica Stapleton, PhD, Assistant Professor
Lindsay Toth, PhD, ACSM-EP, Assistant Professor  
Caleb Williams, PhD, CSCS, Instructor 

Graduate Faculty


Fred Baldwin, PT, DPT, SCS, ATC, PES, Adjunct Instructor
Joel W. Beam, EdD, LAT, ATC, Professor
Michelle Boling, PhD, LAT, ATC, Associate Professor
Bernadette Buckley, PhD, LAT, ATC, Associate Professor
James R. Churilla, PhD, MPH, MS, RCEP, FACSM, Professor
Neil Covas, PT, DPT, NCS, Adjunct Instructor
Christopher Joyce, PhD, LAT, ATC, CCRA, CSCS, Associate Professor
Peter Magyari, PhD, FACSM, ACSM-EP, NSCA-CSCS, Associate Professor
Kim Richardson, PharmD, Adjunct Instructor
Jessica Stapleton, PhD, Assistant Professor
Lindsay Toth, PhD, ACSM-EP, Assistant Professor
Caleb Williams, PhD, CSCS, Instructor