Dr. Patrick Schneider came to Belmont in Fall 2006 as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sport Science and currently serves as the department chair. Dr. Schneider earned a Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville in Exercise Science; a Master of Science in clinical Exercise Physiology from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse; and a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from Winona State University.
Prior to joining the faculty at Belmont, he was an Assistant Professor of Physical Education and the Associate Coordinator of the Adult Physical Fitness Program at Ball State University. Dr. Schneider was a graduate teaching associate at the University of Tennessee and, prior to pursuing his Ph.D., worked for three years in Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation at Franciscan Skemp Healthcare in La Crosse, WI.
Dr. Schneider’s research interests are in the area of physical activity assessment and the use of pedometers for promoting physical activity interventions. He has been a member of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) since 1997 and is an ACSM certified Exercise Specialist.