Meet the Health Sciences Faculty

Don Riley


Adjunct Faculty, Exercise Science



Practice Areas

Physical Education and Health Sciences; applications of sport psychology concepts, fitness management, physical education foundations and principles for a variety of sport and exercise participants (e.g., Adult sport athletes, recreational athletes, collegiate athletes, and coaches).

Research Interests

What explains how some coaches or trainers are able to produce and "influence"​ successful athletes? The athletes are from different walks of life, and these "influencers"​ have athletes cross their path at different moments in development. Do they pick the best fruit from the tree or help develop the best variety in which to pick? Much credit has to go to the influencer for developing raw talent into success.