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Alana J. Turner, Ph.D., C.A.P.E.

Assistant Professor of Kinesiology

Phone: 843-349-4096 Email: aturner4@coastal.edu Office Hours:


  • Doctor of Philosophy in Exercise Science - Biomechanics & Adapted Physical Activity; Minor in Educational Psychology –Mississippi State University
  • Masters of Science in Disability Studies; Minor in Special Education – Mississippi State University
  • Bachelor of Science in Clinical Exercise Physiology – Mississippi State University
Courses Taught:
  • EXSS 222 Functional Kinesiology & Sports Conditioning
  • EXSS 400 Biomechanics
Research Interests:
  • Postural control mechanisms
  • Geriatric fall prevention
  • Adapted physical activity
  • Intervention methods for children and young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities to improve balance, gait, and physical fitness measurements
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