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Dr. Cliffa A. Foster

Dean, School of Exercise and Sport Science (Professor)
School of Exercise and Sport Science - Dean's Office
Office: Mayborn 2320
UMHB Mail Box:UMHB Box 8010900 College St, Box 8010BeltonTX76513
Phone: (254) 295-4610(254) 295-4610
Degrees Earned: Ed. D. Higher Education Administration, Baylor University; M.S. Health, Human Performance & Recreation, Baylor University; B.S. Physical Ed/Psychology, Blue Mountain College

Cliffa is currently a Professor and Dean for the School of Exercise & Sport Science at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. Cliffa is also a Graduate Faculty member and holds memberships in TACSM, ACSM, and ISSN. Cliffa has been a faculty member in the School of Exercise & Sport Science since 1997.  Exercise & Sport Science has developed 4 new undergraduate majors and 2 new graduate programs under Cliffa's leadership, including UMHB's first fully online degree, the Master's in Sport Administration.

Originally from Shepherdsville, KY, Cliffa earned her Bachelor of Science Degree from Blue Mountain College and received a M.S. and Ed.D. from Baylor University.  Cliffa has personal interests in a healthy lifestyle, running, crosstraining, swimming, hiking and gardening.  Additionally, Cliffa has a passion for the arts, specifically live music and theater. 

Research Interests
  • Exercise Training Protocol
  • Cardiovascular Training Methods
  • Stress & Anxiety in Sport Performance