Dr. Dan Tarara – Health Sciences

Dan Tarara

Dr. Dan Tarara, associate professor and chair of exercise science, first came to HPU in the fall of 1995. He has more than 20 years of clinical athletic training experience with the sports of soccer and baseball and teaches in the exercise science major. Tarara specializes in upper-extremity injury prevention and rehabilitation in overhand athletes. He is a member of the National Athletic Trainers Association and the America College of Sports Medicine.

Tarara is a spirited mentor and educator and had won HPU’s Meredith Clark Slane Distinguished Teaching-Service Award. As a generalist, Tarara teaches across the breathe of the exercise science curriculum, with an interest in exercise testing and prescription and exercise in aging populations. Tarara has published research in the British Journal of Sports Medicine and the International Journal of Sport Physical Therapy.

Tarara graduated from Springfield College with a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training. Tarara also earned a Master’s of Science from Purdue University in Health, Kinesiology, and Leisure Studies with a research emphasis in applied exercise physiology. He is currently completing a doctoral degree in kinesiology at UNC-Greensboro.

Expertise: baseball injury prevention, exercise testing and prescription, exercise and aging, standing work stations