Bridget Melton, EdD


Dr. Bridget Melton is a Professor of Exercise Science and Coaching Education. She teaches a variety of exercise science courses at the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels including Introduction to Exercise Science, Practical Applications of Human Movement, Principles of Personal Training, Sport Conditioning, Program Design in Physical Activity and Health, and Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, and Sport Nutrition. Dr. Melton’s research incorporated physical activity promotion. Most recent research is focusing on worksite wellness and tactical athletes. She has published 47 peer reviewed articles, contributed to 13 books and has given over 90 presentations to the states, national and international audiences. Dr. Melton is active with several state and national organizations including American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), National Association of Kinesiology in Higher Education, National Physical Activity Plan (NPAP), and the Georgia Association of Health Physical Education Recreation and Dance (GAHPERD).


Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, Georgia
Ed.D., Specialization: Curriculum Studies, 2005
Supporting Areas of Emphasis: Health Education
Dissertation: The Culture of Obesity

Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, Georgia
M.S., Kinesiology, Specialization: Exercise Physiology, 2000
Thesis: Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors in an Amputee Population

Purdue University, West LaFayette, Indiana
B.A., Major: Movement and Sport Science, 1997
Minor: Biology


Sport Nutrition
Research Methods
Health Promotion & Disease Prevention
Program Design in Physical Activity & Health

Research Interests

Worksite Wellness
Tactical Strength and Conditioning
College student health behaviors
Physical activity promotion in a variety of populations