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About David Peterson, Ed.D.

Dr. Peterson is a retired U. S. Navy Aerospace/ Operational Physiologist with over 20 years of active duty service.  He has earned multiple degrees in Exercise Science and is a former competitive powerlifter.  Dr. Peterson has published numerous peer-reviewed journal articles, a textbook, and presented at multiple national- and state-level conferences on the topics of body composition and physical fitness testing.  He is a member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association.  Dr.  Peterson’s military call-sign was MEAT, standing for “Must Eat All the Time.”

Positions

Present Assistant Professor of Kinesiology, Cedarville University Department of Kinesiology and Allied Health
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Professional Service and Affiliations

2015 - 2018 Deputy Director, Physical Education Department, United States Naval Academy
2015 - 2018 Institutional Review Board Member, United States Naval Academy
2015 - 2018 Faculty, United States Sports Academy
2014 - 2018 Faculty, United States Naval Academy
2014 Faculty, St. Mary's College of Maryland
2012 - 2014 Director, Aviation Survival Training Center, Naval Air Station Patuxent River
2009 - 2012 Manager, Command Fitness Leader Program, Navy Physical Readiness Program Office
1996 - 1997 Faculty, University of Louisiana - Monroe
1994 - 1995 Faculty, Mary Immaculate Elementary School, Kirksville, MO (K-8 Physical Education)
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Honors and Awards

  • Alumnus of the Year, United States Sports Academy - 2015
  • Legion of Merit
  • Meritorious Service Medal (2 awards)
  • Navy/Marine Corps Commendation Medal (2 awards)
  • Navy/Marine Corps Achievement Medal (3 awards)
  • Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal

Education

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B.S., Truman State University
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Ed.D., United States Sports Academy
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M.Ed., University of Louisiana at Monroe
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Contact Information

Department of Kinesiology and Allied Health
Cedarville University
Callan 218
937-766-7761

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Dissertation (1)

Books (1)

Refereed Journal Publications (7)

Conference Presentations (5)

Supervised Student Research (3)