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

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


  • Pre-Occupational Therapy
  • Pre-Athletic Training (3+2 MSAT)
  • BS. Exercise Science

Select Publications

  • Wright, AA, DT Tarara, AS Gesselman, & SL Dischiavi (2021). “Do currently prescribed exercises reflect contributing pathomechanics associated with femoroacetabular impingement syndrome? A Scoping Review.” Physical Therapy in Sport. (Available online December 2020).
  • Dischiavi, SL, AA Wright, DT Tarara, & CM Bleakley (2020). “Do exercises for patellofemoral pain reflect common injury mechanisms? A systematic review.” Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport. (Available online September 2020)
  • Wright, AA, EJ Hegedus, EJ, 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.
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  • 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.” Physical Therapy in Sport 14(1): 3-16.
  • Myer, CA, 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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