EXERCISE SCIENCE FACULTY

Daniel Jensen

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.


Craig Triplett

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 ).



Ashley Pfeiffer

Ashley Pfeiffer

Phone: (605) 642-6433
Email: Ashley.Pfeiffer@bhsu.edu
Office: Young Center 202

Ashley Pfeiffer is an Assistant Professor in the Exercise Science department at Black Hills State University in Spearfish, SD. Ashley received her Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science at the University of Mary in Bismarck, ND. She played collegiate volleyball there for four years before obtaining her Doctoral degree in Physical Therapy at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, MN. Ashley has been practicing Orthopedic Physical Therapy in the Minnesota and South Dakota area for the last 8 years. Ashley’s current research interest is in Functional Dry Needling affecting Exercise and Performance. Ashley will be teaching Anatomy and Physiology, Exercise Physiology, Exercise Leadership, and Applied Human Performance. She looks forward to returning to the classroom and assisting her students in maximizing their potential in their respected field. Ashley is a member of the Orthopedic American Physical Therapy Association and is certified in the Selective Functional Movement Assessment, Functional Movement Screen, and Functional Dry Needling.