Dr. Tim Patrick is a full professor in the department of health and exercise science where he has taught for 20 years. He received a B.S. degree in biology from Furman University and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Kinesiology (Exercise Physiology) from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana. After completing graduate work, he returned to Furman in 1992 to join the Health and Exercise Science department. He has taught both graduate and undergraduate courses but mainly teaches undergraduate courses in anatomy, anatomy & physiology, cardiovascular physiology, exercise testing and wellness. He has published articles and given presentations on: acute cardiovascular and neural adjustments to resistance exercise; age-related changes in body composition; accuracy of body composition techniques; resistance training and metabolism; and, work economy during cycling. His hobbies are varied but he is especially passionate about spending time with his family in outdoor activities including sports, cycling, hiking, camping, hunting and fishing. He has been married for 25 years to his wife, Julie. They have three children.