Associate Professor of Health Sciences; Physical Education Coordinator
Dr. Beth Patton, assistant professor of exercise science and physical education, joined Ashland University in 1998. Her area of expertise includes fitness assessment and exercise prescription, group exercise instruction, tests and measurements in physical education, and supervision. Dr. Patton serves as the chair for Schar College of Education Curriculum Committee and faculty advisor for the Exercise Science Majors Club. She serves as a National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) STARS reviewer and auditor and is currently secretary for the Midwest district of the American Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. She is a reviewer for the American Journal of Health Education’s “Teaching Ideas” section. She is a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES), Physical Best Specialist and certified Group Fitness Instructor. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in health and physical education (K-12) and Masters of Science degree in exercise physiology from the University of Akron and a PhD in Curriculum and Instruction: Health Education from Kent State University.