Steve Smith, EdD, CSCS*D, RSCC, USAW

Associate Professor of Health and Physical Education

Steve Smith


Degrees and Certifications

  • EdD, Motor Learning, University of Virginia
  • MEd, Curriculum and Instruction, Lynchburg College
  • BS, Health, Movement Science, and Recreation, Lynchburg College
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with distinction (NSCA-CSCS*D)
  • Registered Strength and Conditioning Coach (RSCC)
  • Club Coach Certified (USAW)


At Lynchburg College:

  • Associate Professor, Health and Physical Education and Exercise Physiology, 2003 – present
  • Head Strength and Conditioning Coach, 2012-2015
  • Head Golf Coach, 2010-2012
  • Assistant Baseball Coach, 1996-2003
  • Adjunct Instructor, 1996-2002

Professional Interests/Research

Motor learning and performance, maternal phenylketonuria, functional training for athletes, Olympic weightlifting, talent selection in youth baseball

Personal Interests

Golf, weightlifting, baseball, mountain biking, and – above all else – spending time with my wife Jamie and our son Easton and our daughter Sierra.

Courses Taught

  • EXPH 355 Scientific Principles of Strength and Conditioning
  • HPE 102 Concepts for Exercise and Lifetime Wellness
  • HPE 110L Individual Sport Education Lab
  • HPE 112L Team Sport Education Lab II
  • HPE 113L Team Sport Education Lab I
  • HPE 141 Elementary Tennis
  • HPE 149 Strength Training
  • HPE 191 Conscious Relaxation Techniques for Stress
  • HPE 303 Motor Development
  • HPE 304 Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • HPE 310 Physical Education Methods Practicum (grades PK-5)
  • HPE 320 Physical Education Methods Practicum (grades 6-12)