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Ben Snyder, Ph.D., CSCS*DDr. Snyder oversees the Exercise and Sport Science curriculum and is the program coordinator for Physical Education. Dr. Snyder received his Ph.D. from Ohio University where he studied muscle physiology and became interested in the field of strength and conditioning. Dr. Snyder's educational philosophy centers on student engagement through hands-on and visual learning. His research interests include electromyographic and video analysis of strength training exercises and sport activities. His off-campus interests include music (Wilco, Radiohead, Paul Simon, Rachmaninoff), San Antonio Spurs basketball, Tottenham Hotspur and his two kids, Grayson and Brookelyn.
Jim Kamla, Ph.D.Dr. Kamla oversees the Physical Education Teacher Education program. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of New Mexico and is a strong advocate for the mission of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. His research interests include the importance of healthy lifestyles in Physical Educators. Dr. Kamla enthusiastically encourages students to strive to become the best physical educators possible, and models effective teaching both in and outside the classroom. His outside interests include University of Wisconsin and Green Bay Packer football, as well as Chicago Cub baseball.
Scott Senger, M.S., CSCS, RSCC, ATCScott is the head strength and conditioning coach at USC Upstate and oversees the Human Performance Center and all aspects of athlete training regimens. He is also the CSCS sponsor of our NSCA-recognized strength and conditioning curriculum. Scott is a graduate of North Dakota State University where he earned his M.S. in Health, Nutrition and Exercise Science. Among other classes, Scott teaches Essentials of Strength and Conditioning and supervises strength and conditioning interns in the Human Performance Center. When he's not in the weight room, Scott spends his time on the ice, officiating professional hockey.
Brent Smith, M.S., ATCBrent is a longtime member of the Athletic Training staff at Upstate and teaches classes in First Aid and Athletic Training. Brent received his Master's degree in Physical Education from the University of North Carolina Pembroke.
Dr. Ben SnyderProgram CoordinatorExercise and Sports Science DirectorPhone: 864-503-5528Fax: 864-503-5574
Dr. Jim KamlaPhysical Education Teacher Education DirectorPhone: 864-503-5851Fax: 864-503-5574
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