Congdon School of Health Sciences
Exercise Science

Dan Tarara, Ed.D., CES, SFS

Chair and Associate Professor
Norcross Graduate School 250-B

Ed.D. – Kinesiology, University of North Carolina-Greensboro
M.S. – Health, Kinesiology, and Leisure Studies, Purdue University
B.S. – Athletic Training, Springfield College

News & Media Links


  • EXS 2100 Analysis & Critique
  • EXS 3200 Exercise Testing & Prescription
  • WEL 4200 Exercise & Aging


  • Exercise Science – Traditional and Pre-Professional
  • Pre-Physical Therapy
  • Pre-Occupational Therapy
  • Pre-Athletic Training

Select Publications

  • Wright, AA, EJ Hegedus, DT Tarara, SC Ray, & SL Dischiavi (2017). Exercise prescription for overhead athletes with shoulder pathology: a systematic review with best evidence synthesis. Br J Sports Med. (http:// dx. doi. org/ 10. 1136/
    bjsports- 2016- 096915).
  • Tarara, DT, LK Fogaca, JB Taylor, & EJ Hegedus (2015). Clinician-friendly physical performance tests in athletes Part 3: a systematic review of measurement properties and correlations to injury for tests in the upper extremity. Br J Sports Med. 50, 
  • Tarara, DT, EJ Hegedus, & JB Taylor (2014). Real-time test-retest and interrater reliability of select physical performance measures in physically active college-aged students. Int J Sports Phys Ther, 9(7), 874-887.
  • Hegedus, EJ, ME Vidt & DT Tarara (2014). “The Best Combination of Physical Performance and Self-report Measures to Capture Function in Three Patient Groups.” Physical Therapy Reviews 19(3): 196-203.
  • Hegedus, EJ, B. Stern, MP Reiman, D. Tarara & AA Wright (2013). “A suggested model for physical examination and conservative treatment of athletic pubalgia.” Phys Ther Sport 14(1): 3-16.
  • Myer, C. A., EJ Hegedus, DT Tarara & DM Myer (2013). “A user’s guide to performance of the best shoulder physical examination tests.” Br J Sports Med. 47(14):903-907.


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