Exercise Science Program Faculty Members
The faculty members and instructors in the Department of Health, Sport, & Exercise Sciences at the KU School of Education are dedicated to providing robust learning opportunities related to Exercise Science. You will learn from professionals who have real-world experiences working in various sectors of the field.
Philip Gallagher is an associate professor and program director of Exercise Science, in the Department of Health, Sport, and Exercise Sciences (HSES). He is also the director of the Applied Physiology Laboratory. Dr. Gallagher joined the faculty in 2004 after completing doctoral studies in Human... more
Trent J. Herda, Ph.D., is an associate professor and is currently the Director of the Neuromechanics Laboratory and the Hawk Fitness Academy. Dr. Herda completed his doctoral work in exercise physiology at the University of Oklahoma under the mentorship of Dr. Joel Cramer. Dr. Herda received... more
Andrew Fry is a professor in the Department of Health, Sport & Exercise Sciences at the University of Kansas. He received his degrees from Nebraska Wesleyan University, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and Penn State University. During his two year post-doctoral training, Andy studied... more
Joseph P. Weir, Ph.D. is currently the Chair of the Department of Health, Sport, and Exercise Sciences at the University of Kansas. Dr. Weir received his Ph.D. in Exercise Physiology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. From 1993-1995, he was a faculty member in the Applied Physiology program... more
Dawn Emerson, Ph.D., ATC started at the University of Kansas in 2015. She is an active member of the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) and a member of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). Dr. Emerson has received several research grants, including funding from the NATA... more