Steve Smith, EdD, CSCS, USAW

Assistant Professor of Exercise Physiology and Health and Physical Education

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 (NSCA), Club Coach Certified (USAW)


  • Lynchburg College 2003 to present
  • Assistant Professor, Health and Physical Education and Exercise Physiology
  • Head Golf Coach, 2010-present
  • 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

Professional Interests

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

Information on 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 Conscius Relaxation Techniques for Stress
  • HPE 303 Motor Development
  • HPE 304 Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • HPE 310 PK-5 Physical Education Methods Practicum
  • HPE 320 6-12 Physical Education Methods Practicum