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‌Lisa A. Barella

Assistant Professor, Exercise and Sport Science





Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Exercise and Sport Science (Major Concentration: Sport and Exercise Psychology)

Master's in Business Administration, Villanova University, MBA

Business Administration, Minor in Psychology, Susquehanna University B.S


Courses taught (academic year 2013):

  • Exercise and Sport Nutrition (EXSS 310)
  • Sport and Exercise Behavior (EXSS 340)
  • Fitness Leadership (EXSS 415)


Current Research Interests:

  • Investigating how exercise influences quality of life, cognitive function, and psychological outcomes in older adults and chronic disease populations

Current Service Interests:

  • Community presentations aimed at increasing awareness of the cognitive benefits of exercise
  • Community presentations showing how assessment and implementation of psychological skills can enhance sport performance
  • Integration of wellness coaching skills into careers such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, personal training, group exercise instruction, and fitness center management


Barella Vitae


Contact Me

Office: WB 105

Phone: 843-349-4184

Email: lbarella@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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