Dr. Scott Bryan – Department Chair
Dr. Scott C. Bryan, II, begins his 10th year of teaching at Emmanuel University with over 35 years of teaching experience in the field of Kinesiology.
Dr. Bryan primarily teaches in the areas of pre-physical/occupational therapy and exercise physiology including courses in sports psychology, exercise testing and prescription, tests and measurements, motor learning and exercise physiology.
Dr. Bryan has seen scores of students graduate from EC’s Kinesiology program to enter top graduate programs. Some of the degree programs EC Kinesiology students are entering include Doctor of Physical Therapy, Master of Occupational Therapy, Master of Athletic Training, Master in Exercise Physiology and Strength Training and Conditioning and Nursing programs.
In graduate school he worked for 2 years as a lab assistant in the human performance laboratory helping to conduct hundreds of physiological tests and experiments. He also worked as a doctoral student at Nissan Motor Company as a research assistant.
Scott and his wife, Nancy, have been married for 40 years. They have three sons: Jeremy (EC ’11) and his wife Katlyn Moncrief Bryan (EC ‘12) reside in Monroe, GA, where he is a pastor; Justin and his wife, Hilary, and three children reside in Columbus, Indiana, where he works as a mechanical engineer; and Jordan, (EC ‘16) lives and works as a Firefighter in North Carolina.
Scott is also an ordained IPHC pastor having helped plant and pastor churches in Virginia and West Virginia. “My mission is to love, equip and inspire people to maximize their potential in service to God and human-kind.” To that end, Scott is passionate about working with college students to help them find and fulfill God’s call for their life.
Dr. Rick Wilson – Professor of Kinesiology
Dr. Rick Wilson, Professor of Health and Physical Education, holds an Ed.D. degree in Athletic Administration from Northcentral University in Arizona as well as a B.A. degree in Physical Education and Health and a M.Ed. in Physical Education from Malone University in Canton, Ohio. Dr. Wilson also serves as the Health and Physical Education Program Director at Emmanuel and leads the Homeschool PE program for area families. Dr. Wilson came to Emmanuel from Erskine College in Due West, South Carolina, where he served as Assistant Professor of Health and Human Performance and Head Cross Country and Track Coach. Originally from Ohio, Rick taught Pre-K through 12th grade physical education and served as the Athletic Director for 9 years at Heartland Christian School in Columbiana, Ohio and has also coached cross country and track teams at Salem High School in Salem, Ohio and at Judson College in Elgin, Illinois.
Rick and his wife, Mary, have two wonderful children, Amani and Samara. Dr. Wilson feels incredibly blessed to be part of the family and ministry of Emmanuel University and thank God for the opportunity to serve in a community where faith and scholarship are blended in the pursuit of excellence. The “Wilson family runners” are a very close family and enjoy doing everything together, with running, camping, and spending time on the lake being some of their favorite recreational activities.
Dr. Adam Beadles – Adjunct Professor of Kinesiology
Jesse Kemmerer- Graduate Program Coordinator & Instructor
Jesse grew up in Travelers Rest, SC and graduated from Emmanuel University in 2015 with a degree in Health and Physical Education. He then followed God’s call to work for a Christian summer camp named Eagle Lake Camps out in Colorado Springs, CO for 4 years. In 2019, God called Jesse back to the south. Jesse moved to Athens, GA with his wife, Amelia, to start teaching physical education and coaching cross country. After COVID hit, Jesse took a break from teaching, but kept coaching, and picked up a landscaping job. It was then that he felt led to pursue a master’s in Exercise Science from the University of North Georgia which allowed him to step into his role as the graduate program coordinator for this program. Jesse will also be teaching undergraduate courses in the Kinesiology department and heading up the Kinesiology Lab.
Jesse’s life verse is Proverbs 19:21, “Many are the plans in a man’s heart, but it is the LORD’s purpose that prevails.” Jesse enjoys everything outdoors including sports, especially ultimate frisbee, hiking, and camping. He enjoys running, cycling, swimming, and working out to stay active and fit. He and his wife, Amelia, have been married since October 2018. They enjoy playing music together, reading books, and cooking. They are active members of South Grove Church in Athens, GA.
Zachary Caudell – Adjunct Professor of Kinesiology
Zachary is a graduate of the University of North Georgia, holding a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology with a teacher’s certification, as well as a Master of Science degree in Kinesiology with an Exercise Science emphasis. He is currently working to obtain his Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Kinesiology from Concordia University St. Paul. Zachary is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). The fall 2022 semester marks his first-time teaching adjunct courses for the Kinesiology department at Emmanuel University, and he is excited for the experience.
Zachary is an educator by career, teaching in the special education department at Stephens County Middle School where he has been for the past three years. He is also involved in athletic programs there, coaching girls’ volleyball, and tennis. In his free time, you can find him with his fiancée, Abbie, spending time with his friends and family, practicing/teaching karate, and enjoying the outdoors.
Zachary is Southern Baptist and is an active member at Liberty Hill Church in Eastanollee, GA. He also attends a Bible study small group with the college class of First Baptist in Toccoa, GA.
Sandy Campbell – Head Athletic Trainer & Instructor
Sandy joins the Staff /Faculty as a Head Athletic Trainer and Instructor in the Kinesiology Department. She has worked in the Sports Medicine Profession for 15+ years with experience in the Division I & II collegiate setting, clinical sports Medicine/physical therapy setting, high school (3A &4A) setting and development and implemented a comprehensive wellness program for Elbert Memorial Hospital (Elberton, G.A.). In addition, Sandy also pioneered the first Athletic Training Program for Elbert County Comprehensive High School (1992-2008). Her passion lies in the clinical assessment of athletic injuries, and managing therapeutic and rehabilitation programs. She also has a passion for development and growth of new programs.
Sandy served as the first certified athletic trainer in the Greenville County School District (1990-1992) at Hillcrest High School teaching Health and Physical Education, serving as the Head Women’s Basketball Coach, Head softball coach, and Head Athletic Trainer. Sandy was inducted into the Catawba College Sports Medicine Hall of Fame and information was published in the National Athletic Training Publication in May, 2015. In 2017, Sandy was inducted into the Woodmont High School Student Athlete Hall of Fame.
Sandy is married to Dr. Eddie Campbell DMD,FAGD and has two daughters Taylor and Maggie. They live in Elberton, G.A.
“I am excited about the opportunity to help grow the athletic training and other new programs at Emmanuel “. “It is such a blessing to serve in a Christ- centered environment “.
Sandy has a B.A. degree from Catawba College in Health/P.E. (1987). She also was one of the first students to enter the Sports Medicine Studies at Catawba receiving a minor in athletic training. She received a M.A. form Furman University (1990) where she was a Graduate Assistant in the sports medicine program and again, was one of the beginning graduate students entering their Exercise Science Studies. Sandy enjoys spending time with her family and is a “fitness enthusiast”.