Jill Lucas, PhD

Assistant Professor of Exercise Physiology



  • PhD, Kinesiology, University of Georgia, August, 2013
    Dissertation Title: “Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior: Measurement Approaches and their Relationships with Cardiometabolic Health Indicators Among College Freshmen”
  • MA, Exercise and Sport Science, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, May, 2009
    Thesis Title: “Effect of a Combined Exercise and Recreation Therapy Program on Fitness  Parameters, Fatigue, and Quality of Life in Breast Cancer Survivors”
  • BS, Health and Exercise Science, Furman University, June, 2007


  • Graduate Assistant, Department of Kinesiology
    University of George, Athens, Ga., 8/09 – 7/13
  • Graduate Assistant, Department of Exercise and Sport Science
    University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, N.C., 8/07 – 5/09
  • Retreat Faculty, Furman Institute of Running and Scientific Training
    Furman University, Greenville, S.C., 7/07 – Present

Professional Interests/Research

  • Measurement of physical activity and sedentary behavior
  • Running performance
  • Medicine and health in exercise science

Courses Taught at Lynchburg College

  • EXPH 200 Exploration in Exercise Physiology
  • EXPH 325 Exercise Physiology
  • EXPH 342 Laboratory Techniques in Exercise Physiology
  • EXPH 370 Sports Nutrition
  • EXPH 382 Exercise Physiology in Special Populations

Classes Taught Elsewhere

  • Exercise Physiology Lab
  • Exercise Prescription and Testing
  • Exercise Prescription and Testing Lab
  • Numerous physical activity and wellness courses

Personal Interests

I prefer to spend time outdoors, including activities such as running, road cycling, hiking, gardening, and boating. I also am a bit of a foodie and spend a lot of time cooking and baking. I enjoy exploring new cities on foot, followed by a meal at a “local” restaurant.