Dr. Rick Overstreet came to High Point University in 2003. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Health and Physical Education in the Stout School of Education and the Coordinator of the PE Activity Courses. He runs a Top Sports program for kids with physical and/or intellectual disabilities at HPU. He holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Physical Education with an emphasis in Athletic Training from Bluefield College, a Masters of Science degree in Physical Education from Radford University, and a PhD in Health Science with an emphasis in International Health Education from Trident University. He is an active member of SHAPE America, NCAAHPERD-SM, the United States Center for Coaching Excellence, the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association, and the National Outdoor Leadership School.
Dr. Overstreet has had significant experience in athletic coaching in NCAA Division-I track & field/cross country at both Radford and High Point University. He has won two Big South Conference Titles, coached many conference champions, regional qualifiers, assisted in coaching an All-American, and two that went on to compete in the Olympics. He has considerable expertise in the Fitness/Health Club industry. He has served as a Fitness Director at both the YMCA, and a for-profit Fitness/Health Club. He has also worked as a personal fitness trainer, certified CPR instructor, a Strength and Conditioning Specialist, and for a phase 3 and 4 of a Hospital Cardiac Rehabilitation program.
Dr. Overstreet’s areas of interests are: athletic coaching, athletic coaching history, sports, sports history, sports nutrition, different types of training methods, and sports and culture.