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HPU's Brownwood campus will be closed today (Thursday) due to hazardous road conditions brought on by inclement weather. The university will resume normal operations Friday morning.

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Campus Closed
HPU's Brownwood campus will be closed today (Thursday) due to hazardous road conditions brought on by inclement weather. The university will resume normal operations Friday morning.

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.