Exercise Science Faculty

Daniel Jensen

Phone: (605)642-6237
Email: Daniel.Jensen@bhsu.edu
Office: Young Center 205

Daniel Jensen is an Assistant Professor of Exercise Science at Black Hills State University in Spearfish, SD. Daniel obtained his B.S. in Exercise Science from Black Hills State University and Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) from the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities in Minneapolis, MN. Daniel’s current research interests are focused on neural and biomechanical influences on athletic performance and injury prevention in pediatric and adult populations. He currently practices as a sports medicine and orthopedic physical therapist both in the United States and abroad. Dr. Jensen teaches anatomy, physiology, and biomechanics at Black Hills State and aims to integrate classroom, internship, and research opportunities to provide his students with a high quality education. Daniel is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and the American College of Sports Medicine.


Corey Selland

Phone: (605)642-6433
Email: Corey.Selland@bhsu.edu
Office: Young Center 206

Corey Selland is an Assistant Professor of Exercise Science and Health at Black Hills State University in Spearfish, SD. Corey obtained his B.S. in Nutrition, Exercise, and Health Science from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He then earned a M.S. in Sports Science and Ph.D. in Nutrition, Exercise, and Food Science from South Dakota State University. Corey’s current research interests are focused on the assessment of physical activity and cardiorespiratory fitness in the youth population and improving the health of children by promoting physical activity and limiting sedentary time. He seeks to integrate his teaching and research interests to create a highly valuable education for his students. He teaches Exercise Physiology, Nutrition, and Current Concepts in Health. In addition, Corey is an American College of Sports Medicine Certified Exercise Physiologist (ACSM EP-C).


Craig Triplett

Phone: (605)642-6169
Email: Craig.Triplett@bhsu.edu
Office: Young Center 207

Craig Triplett is an Assistant Professor of Exercise Science at Black Hills State University in Spearfish SD. Craig obtained his B.S. in Wellness Management from Black Hills State University. He earned his Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) from the University of South Dakota. Craig's current research interest are focused on the assessment of mobility and stability of undergraduate students though the Functional Movement Screen. He teaches Exercise Science programming for Special Populations, Fitness Assessment, and Exercise Leadership. Craig is also the Exercise Science internship coordinator. In addition to teaching, Craig is practicing physical therapist and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS ).


Chris Poole

Phone: (605) 642-6272
Email: Christopher.Poole@bhsu.edu
Office: Young Center 207

Chris Poole is an Instructor of Exercise Science at Black Hills State University in Spearfish, SD. Chris earned his B.S. and M.Ed. in Exercise Science from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor and his Ph.D. in Exercise Physiology from the University of Oklahoma. Chris has served as the men’s basketball strength and conditioning coach at the University of Wyoming, and was and intern strength and conditioning coach at the University of Texas. He has also worked as a performance coach at Train 4 the Game, a private training facility in Austin, Texas. More recently, Chris was a faculty member at Southern Methodist University in the Department of Applied Physiology and Sport Management. Chris’s current research interests include exercise interventions for movement enhancement in athletic and ageing populations, as well as nutritional interventions for health and performance enhancement. Chris currently teaches Theory of Strength and Conditioning, Applied Human Performance, Intro to Research, Anatomy and Physiology, and Medical Terminology. Additionally, Chris is a certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association and a Fellow of Applied Functional Science (FAFS) through the Gray Institute.