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David Rice, PhD

Teaching Assistant Professor

Professional Highlights

  • Over 10 years of experience teaching undergraduate & graduate courses.
  • Taught courses in a variety of topics, including exercise & sports physiology, epidemiology, sports nutrition, exercise & sport psychology, cardiovascular physiology, pathophysiology, and research methods in exercise science.
  • Served as an academic advisor to over 400 undergraduate students in the past 10 years
  • Supported undergraduate research by mentoring undergraduate research projects and securing nearly $10,000 in undergraduate student grant funding.


  • Ph.D., Exercise Physiology, University of Pittsburgh
  • M.S., Exercise Science, University of Massachusetts/Amherst
  • B.S., Exercise Science, University of Massachusetts/Amherst

Research Interests

  • Cardiovascular physiology
  • Physical activity epidemiology
  • Community-based exercise interventions for special populations

Committees and Memberships

  • Member, American College of Sports Medicine

Biographical Sketch

Dr. David Rice joined the Coaching and Performance Sciences (CaPS) Program in the School of Sport Sciences as an assistant teaching professor in August 2023. He teaches a variety of undergraduate courses and is responsible for the development and coordination of quality experiences for the CaPS undergraduate program.

Prior to WVU, Dr. Rice was an assistant professor of exercise science at Fitchburg State University in Massachusetts and Florida Southern College in Florida. During his time at both schools, he emphasized the importance of providing quality experiences to undergraduate students through his support of undergraduate research projects, supervision of community outreach events for student sport and exercise science organizations, and coordination of student travel to professional conferences for networking opportunities.

Dr. Rice has an interest in exercise physiology, physical activity epidemiology, community-based exercise interventions for special populations, and cardiovascular physiology. He completed his B.S. and M.S. degrees at the University of Massachusetts – Amherst, and his Ph.D. in Exercise Physiology at the University of Pittsburgh.