Dr. Randy Gearhart, professor and the chair of health sciences department, joined Ashland University in 2003. His areas of expertise include exercise and sports. He holds a B.S. in natural science from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and a M.S. and Ph.D. in exercise physiology from the University of Pittsburgh. He is a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine and a certified strength and conditioning specialist by the National Strength and Conditioning Association.