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Frank S. Groner School of Professional Studies

The Frank S. Groner School of Professional Studies partners with students to discover their passion and provide the resources necessary for professional fulfillment. Research continues to demonstrate the physiological benefits of exercise on the overall well-being of its participants. Our bodies, minds, and spirits are enabled to learn, work, and worship through attaining knowledge and skills related to physical health, fitness, and wellness.

The Frank S. Groner School of Professional Studies includes the departments of Kinesiology (Athletic Training, Wellness Management, All-Level Kinesiology, Rehabilitative Science, and Sport Management), Adult Education (Business Studies, Criminal Justice, and University Studies), University Studies, and the Master of Science in Kinesiology.

The School of Professional Studies partners with our students to help them find their passion and access the resources they need on their journey to professional fulfillment. East Texas Baptist graduates in the fields of Kinesiology, Adult Education and University Studies are ready to hit the ground running.

We would love to have you join us to begin your career. Please feel free to contact us should you have any questions, or if you would like more information about any of our programs.

Contact Information

Dr. Joseph D. Brown
Dean, Frank S. Groner School of Professional Studies 
Professor of Kinesiology
903.923.2270 | jbrown@etbu.edu

Vince Blankenship
Director of Adult Education
903.923.2002 | vblankenship@etbu.edu

Dr. Will Walker
Professor of Kinesiology 
NCAA Faculty Athletic Representative
903.923.2206 | wwalker@etbu.edu

Dr. Laci McRee
Assistant Professor of Kinesiology
903.923.2207 | lmcree@etbu.edu

David Collins
Assistant Professor of Kinesiology
903.923.2196 | dcollins@etbu.edu

Michael Rich
Assistant Professor of Kinesiology
903.923.2234 | mrich@etbu.edu

Stacie D. Ray
Administrative Secretary 
903.923.2209 | sdray@etbu.edu