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Barry Joyner - Georgia Southern University. Statesboro, GA, US

Barry Joyner

Dean and Professor of Exercise Science | Georgia Southern University


Barry Joyner is an expert in physical activity, exercise science, teaching/learning, and outcome assessment.






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Dr. Joyner received his Bachelor of Science in Education with a major in Health and Physical Education from Georgia Southern College, his Master of Education in Physical Education from Auburn University, and his Doctor of Philosophy in Measurement and Evaluation from the University of Georgia.

Dr. Joyner began his academic career teaching middle and high school physical education in Cobb County Schools. He came to Georgia Southern University in 1992. Dr. Joyner became an Associate Professor in the Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health (formerly housed in the Department of Health and Kinesiology, now School of Health & Kinesiology) from 1998 through 2005. In 2005, he assumed the role of Professor and Chair of the Department (School) of Health and Kinesiology, a position he has held until now.

The author of over forty journal articles, numerous abstracts and local/state/national/international presentations, book chapters and reviews, Dr. Joyner has expertise in physical activity, exercise science, teaching/learning, and outcome assessment. Most recently, he chaired the University Committee on Core Outcomes which produced an exceptional outline for the Board of Regents’ core educational requirements for Georgia Southern. He holds an ex-officio role on the General Education Committee and has served on numerous University committees including Student Ratings of Instruction, Program Review, Faculty Roles and Rewards, and Graduate Assistant Allocation.

Areas of Expertise (3)

Outcome Assessment

Exercise Science

Physical Activity

Education (3)

University of Georgia: Ph.D.

Auburn University: M.E.

Georgia Southern College: B.Sc. Ed

Media Appearances (1)

Barry Joyner Named Dean of Georgia Southern University’s College of Health and Human Sciences

Georgia Southern University: Newsroom  online


The College of Health and Human Sciences (CHHS) at Georgia Southern University has announced the appointment of Barry Joyner, Ph.D., as dean, effective April 1, 2015. In that role, he will oversee the College’s mission to provide comprehensive and innovative programs that promote health and quality of life for individuals, families and communities within a global society.

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Articles (5)

Association Between Concussion and Lower Extremity Injuries in Collegiate Athletes

Sports Health: A Multidisciplinary Approach

Frances C. Gilbert, Trey Burdette, A. Barry Joyner,

2016 The purpose of this study was to examine the association between concussion and lower extremity musculoskeletal injury rates across a diverse array of sports among collegiate student-athletes at the conclusion of their athletic career. The hypothesis was that there will be a positive association between athletes who reported a history of concussions and higher rates of lower extremity injuries. Study design: Cross-sectional study. Level of evidence: Level 3.

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Scapular Upward-Rotation Deficits After Acute Fatigue in Tennis Players

Journal of athletic training

A. Barry Joyner et al.

2016 To identify the effect of a functional fatigue protocol on scapular upward rotation in collegiate male tennis players. Design: Randomized controlled clinical trial.

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Pre-Season Changes in Aerobic Capacity, Training Load, Serve Velocity, Burnout, And Agility in Collegiate Women Tennis Players.

Journal of Sport and Human Performance

Barry Joyner et al.

2015 This investigation was to examine preseason fitness levels and seasonal changes in fitness, serve performance, and perceived burnout in 13 NCAA Division I collegiate women tennis players.

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National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I Athletic Trainers' Concussion-Management Practice Patterns

Journal of Athletic Training

Barry Joyner et al.

2014 To (1) describe the concussion-management practice patterns of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I ATs, (2) compare these practice patterns to earlier studies, and (3) objectively characterize the clinical examination.

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Sideline Performance of the Balance Error Scoring System during a Live Sporting Event

Clinical journal of sport medicine

Barry Joyner et al.

2014 The purpose was to examine the influence of a live sporting sideline environment on balance error scoring system (BESS) performance.

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