Dr. Randall Gearhart

Randall F. Gearhart Jr., Ph.D., CSCS, FACSM

Doctoral Graduate Faculty
Exercise Science Undergraduate Program Coordinator
Applied Exercise Science Graduate Program Coordinator
Rybolt Sports Sciences Center
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Dr. Randy Gearhart, professor in the 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.

Research Areas

Ratings of Perceived Exertion
Strength and Conditioning
Fitness and Health


Ph.D. Exercise Physiology, University of Pittsburgh
M.S. Exercise Physiology, University of Pittsburgh
B.S. Natural Sciences, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Courses Taught

EXS 210 Exercise Mgmt of Cardiorespiratory Pathophysiology
EXS 308 Kinesiology
EXS 310 Advanced Physiology of Exercise
EXS 474 Sport Nutrition and Substance Abuse
AEXS 675: Scientific Foundations of Nutrition in Sport
AEXS 678: Fitness Assessment & Exercise Prescription
AEXS 679: Principles of Strength Training & Conditioning