Ryan Barnhart, Doctor of Health Science

Adjunct Professor, School of Education

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Areas of Expertise:

  • Educational Leadership
  • Sport Management
  • Exercise Science
  • Coaching
  • Athletic Administration
  • Sport Marketing
  • Sport Business and Analytics
  • Health and Wellness
  • Higher Education Administration​


  • ​California University of Pennsylvania (Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, Doctor of Health Science) California, PA
  • University of South Florida Muma College of Business - Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Workplace Certificate


  • ​Student Perceptions of Collegiate Health and Wellness Programming, Its Impact on Academic Success, and Motivation to Change Health Behaviors: A Qualitative Study

Research Areas of Interest:

  • ​Student-Athlete Academics
  • Athlete Performance
  • Educational Interventions
  • Sport in Society
  • Student Health and Wellness
  • Multidimensional Approaches to Wellness

Certifications and /or Licenses:

  • ​National Academy of Sports Medicine - Performance Enhancement Specialist
  • USF Muma College of Business - DEI in the Workplace

Select Publications:

  • ​Barnhart, R. (2021). Identifying opportunities in your department's DEI strategy: One department's perspective. Academic Impressions Impulse. 21(3), 1-7. 

Select Professional Experience:

  • ​20+ Years in Higher Education Administration and Leadership
  • 20+ Years Online Education Experience