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 Dr. Christopher MacDonald

 Assistant Professor, Exercise and Sport Science

Curriculum Vitae




East Tennessee State University; PhD in Sport Physiology

University of Mississippi; MS in Exercise Science

Methodist University ; BS in Applied Exercise Science

Courses taught (since academic year 2013):

  • EXSS 205 Introduction to Exercise and Sport Science
  • EXSS 390 Strength and Conditioning
  • EXSS 399 Independent Study in Exercise and Sport Science (Training and Research in EXSS)
  • EXSS 415 Personal Fitness Leadership
  • KRSS 222 Functional Kinesiology and Sport Conditioning


Manuscripts Published (since 2013):

Chander H, MacDonald CJ, Dabbs NC, Allen CR, Lamont HS & Garner JC. Balance Performance in Female Collegiate Athletes. Journal of Sports Science, 2014, 2, 13-20.

Dabbs NC, MacDonald CJ, Chander H, Lamont HS, Garner JC. The Effects of Whole-body Vibration on Balance in Elderly Women. Medicina Sportiva, 2014, 18(1), 10-15.

MacDonald CJ, Israetel, MA, Dabbs NC, Chander H, Allen CR, Lamont HS, & Garner JC.  Influence of Body Composition on Selected Jump Performance Measures in Collegiate Female Athletes.  Journal of Trainology, 2013, 2, 33-37.

MacDonald CJ, Lamont HS, Garner JC, & Jackson K.  A Comparison of the Effects of 6 Weeks of Traditional Resistance Training, Plyometric Training, and Complex Training on Measures of Power.  Journal of Trainology, 2013, 2, 13-18.


Conference Presentations (since 2013):

ISSN Abstract – The Effect of a Sport Nutrition Education Intervention on Nutritional Status, Sport Nutrition, Body Composition, and Performance in Division I Baseball Players (5th Author) – Poster Presentation at ISSN Annual Meeting 2015, Austin, TX.

SEACSM Abstract – Effect of Acute Post Activation Potentiation Elicited by Accentuated Eccentric Loaded Squats in Competitive Collegiate Weightlifters on Measures of Surface EMG (1st Author) – Poster Presentation at SEACSM Annual Meeting 2015, Jacksonville, FL.

SWACSM Abstract – The Relationship between Static and Dynamic Balance Performance in Female Collegiate Athletes (3rd Author) – Poster Presentation at SWACSM Annual Meeting 2014, Costa Mesa, CA.

ISBS Session ModeratorModerator for the Jump Biomechanics Oral Presentation Session at 2014 ISBS Conference, Johnson City, TN.

ISBS Abstract – Differences in Surface EMG between Normal Squats and Accentuated Eccentric Loaded Squats in Competitive Collegiate Weightlifters (1st Author)Oral Presentation and New Investigator Award Finalist (13th place of 23) at ISBS Conference 2014, Johnson City, TN.

NSCA Abstract – Difference in Reaction Time between Female Collegiate Athletes (3rd Author) – Poster Presentation at NSCA 2014 National Conference, Las Vegas, NV.

SEACSM Abstract – Changes in Cell Free DNA Concentrations during the Course of a Collegiate Soccer Season (4th Author)Poster Presentation at SEACSM Annual Meeting 2014, Greenville, SC.  SEACSM cancelled due to weather


Invited Speaker (since 2013):

ISSN Invited Speaker – Mechanisms and Practical Applications for Skeletal Muscle Hypertrophy (1st Author) – Oral Presentation at 2016 ISSN Coastal Carolina University Workshop, Conway, SC. To be presented March 2016


CCU Research Projects (since 2013):

A Comparison of Countermovement Vertical Jump Characteristics between Jump Conditions and Measurement Devices in Athletic and Non-Athletic Populations.  Includes the measurement of unloaded (0kg) and loaded (5, 10, 15, & 20kg) countermovement vertical jump characteristics and anthropometrics using a variety of measurement tools.  The goals of this research are to…  Primary Investigator


Community Involvement (since 2013):

Head Training Consultant at Fit4Everyone – Head consultant and trainer for Fit4Everyone; work here continues to be comprised of creating and training clients from the general population, overseeing CCU student interns, assisting employees, and helped to extend the clientele base via grassroots community (greater Myrtle Beach area) involvement.


Contact Me

Office: Williams-Brice (WB) 115

Phone: (843)349-2624

Email: cmacdonal@coastal.edu


Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 261954
Conway, SC 29528-6054


843-349- 2808 (Phone)
843-349-2875 (Fax)

Williams-Brice 111


Cheryl Smith
Administrative Assistant

Dr. Gregory Martel
Department Chair

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