DA (Exercise Science/Wellness), Middle Tennessee State University
MA (Adaptive Physical Education), Tennessee Technological University
BA (Physical Education), Tennessee Technological University
Dr. Pat Sells received his undergraduate degree at Tennessee Technological University in Physical Education and completed his Master’s degree in adaptive Physical education there as well. After a period of time in the corporate world working for the consulting firm Arthur Anderson, Dr. Sells returned to academia and completed his Doctoral studies at Middle Tennessee State University.
Dr. Sells’ clinical background in exercise physiology includes both Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation and exercise testing and prescription in athletes. Prior to joining the Physical Therapy Department, he served as the Director of Cardiac Rehabilitation at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. His clinical experience includes metabolic testing and rehabilitation with diverse patient populations including; heart transplant recipients, congestive heart failure, COPD, emphysema, cystic fibrosis, obesity, diabetic athletes and children. Dr. Sells is certified by the American College of Sports Medicine as a Clinical Exercise Specialist (CES), as an Advanced Cardiac Life Support provider and is certified as a golf fitness instructor by the Titleist Performance Institute. Dr. Sells has research interest in the above areas as well as concussion in youth sports. Dr. Sells teaches courses in Human Physiology, Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy, Statistics, Critical Inquiry and Health and Wellness. Dr. Sells is a reviewer for the International Journal of Sports Medicine.