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Dennis Hunt, Ed.D., CSCS
Dennis Hunt, Ed.D., CSCS

Assistant Professor - Rehabilitation Sciences
Phone: (239) 590-7536
Office: Marieb Hall 428

Dr. Dennis Hunt currently holds the rank of Assistant Professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences.  He has extensive experience in both the wellness and human performance fields. Dr. Hunt earned his B.S. from Manchester College, and his M.A. from Ball State University. He completed his doctoral degree from the University of Central Florida with a specialization in Wellness and Exercise Physiology with a cognate of Cardiopulmonary Sciences. Dr. Hunt has held previous positions as an Exercise Physiologist, Strength and Conditioning Coordinator, Chair of the Department of Exercise and Health Sciences and Director of Wellness and Nutritional Services. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association.

Research and Scholarly Interests:

  • Aquatic Exercise
  • Ergogenic aids and human performance
  • Evidence-based muscular fitness programs
  • Exercise and obestity
  • Geriatrics and resistance training
  • Wellness

Scharolarly Works:

Hunt D, Chapa D, Hess B,Swanick K, Hovanec A (2015).  The Importance of Resistance Training in the Treatment of SarcopeniaJournal of Nursing Education and Practice, 39-43.