Dr. Rick Beelby

beelbyDr. Rick Beelby

Associate Professor of Exercise and Sport Science

Phone: (325) 649-8060
Email: rbeelby@hputx.edu

Teaching Experience

34 years at the university-level

Degrees

Ed.D. Higher Education Texas Tech University, Lubbock (2000)
M.Ed. Educational Administration Texas A&M University, College Station (1986)
B.S. Recreation California State University, Northridge (1973)
Grad. Study Educational Administration University of Texas at Tyler (1987)
Grad. Study Secondary & Higher Education East Texas State University, Commerce (1986-8)
Grad. Study Physical Education California State University, Sacramento (1974-8)

 

Previous Institutions Served

Howard Payne University, Brownwood
Associate Professor and Head of Exercise and Sport Science Dept. (2001-2013)

Wayland Baptist University, Plainview
Head Track & Field/Cross Country Coach & Assist. Professor of Phys. Ed. (1988-2001)

Trinity Valley Community College, Athens
Director of Admissions and School Relations (1986-1988)
Vocational Counselor (1986)

Texas A&M University, College Station
Lecturer: Health and Physical Education (1980-1986)

California State University, Sacramento
Human Performance Lab Assistant, Lecturer & Assist. Track & Field Coach (1975-1978)

U.S. Army, Berlin Brigade, West Berlin, West Germany
Head Track & Field Coach (1968-1969)

Honors/Certifications

Howard Payne University
Outstanding Faculty Member (2004-2005)

Wayland Baptist University
Faculty Contribution to Profession Award (1993-1994)

Wilderness Education Association
Wilderness Leadership Certification (1983)

Red Cross
Small Craft Moving Water Certification (1979)

Women’s Outdoor National T & F Coach of the Year, National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, (1996)
Women’s Indoor National T& F Coach of the Year, National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, (1994)
Men’s Indoor National T& F Coach of the Year, National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, (1989)
Men’s Outdoor Regional T & F Coach of the Year, National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, (2001)
Women’s Outdoor Regional T & F Coach of the Year, National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, (1998)
Men’s Sooner Athletic Conference T & F Coach of the Year, National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, (2001)
Women’s Sooner Athletic Conference T & F Coach of the Year, National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, (2001)
Men’s Sooner Athletic Conference T & F Coach of the Year, National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, (1999)
Men’s Sooner Athletic Conference T & F Coach of the Year, National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, (1997)
Women’s Sooner Athletic Conference T & F Coach of the Year, National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, (1996)
Women’s Sooner Athletic Conference T & F Coach of the Year, National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, (1995)
Women’s District VIII T & F Coach of the Year, National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, (1993)
Women’s District VIII T & F Coach of the Year, National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, (1991)

Related Professional Experience

Wayland Baptist University, Plainview
Head Track & Field/Cross Country Coach & Assist. Professor of Phys. Ed. (1988-2001)

Trinity Valley Community College, Athens
Director of Admissions and School Relations (1986-1988)
Vocational Counselor (1986)

California State University, Sacramento
Human Performance Lab Assistant, Lecturer & Assist. Track & Field Coach (1975-1978)

U.S. Army, Berlin Brigade, West Berlin, West Germany
Head Track & Field Coach (1968-1969)

Aerofit, Inc., College Station
Wellness Consultant: Private Health Club (1983-1984)

Fitness and Recreational Director and Consultant, Sacramento, California
David E. Bohannon, Inc. (1978-1980)
John Thomas RPT (1980)
American Cancer Society (1980)

National Outdoor College, Sacramento, California
Member, Board of Directors (1978-1980)

American River Recreation & National Outdoor College, Sacramento, California
White Water Raft Guide (1979-1980)

River Way Ranch Camp, Three Rivers, California
Program Director (1973, summer)

Rainbow Wilderness Survival School, Anaconda, Montana
Program Director (1972, summer)

Blizzard Ski Club, North Hollywood, California
Supervisor (1970-1971)

Teaching Interests

I am drawn to all aspects of the Human Movement Studies profession. But if I had to pick the top five areas of interest, I would elect Wellness Studies, Historical and Philosophical Foundations, Exercise Physiology, Leadership and Outdoor Adventure Pursuits.

Outside Interests/Hobbies

I enjoy the active lifestyle, especially those that contain some adventure in the wild outdoors or in foreign lands. Consequently, I enjoy Alpine and Nordic skiing, backpacking, and biking in remote corners of the world.