Assistant Professor of Health and Human Performance and Director of Strength and Conditioning Programs
Dr. Chris Bellon is an Assistant Professor and Director of Streanth and Conditioning Programs in the Department of Health and Human Performance. Within this role, he teaches a variety of undergraduate and graduate-level courses in the areas of exercise physiology, coaching, and strength & conditioning. His research interests focus on the efficacy of training tactics for developing muscular strength, power, and speed in tactical and team sport athletes.
Prior to arriving at The Citadel, Dr. Bellon was an Assistant Professor and the Director of Sports Performance at LaGrange College in LaGrange, Georgia. These roles presented him with the opportunity to teach coursework related to sports performance as well as oversee the strength & conditioning and athlete-monitoring practices for several athletic teams, including baseball, basketball, soccer, swimming, tennis, and volleyball.
Dr. Bellon earned his doctoral degree in Sport Physiology and Performance at East Tennessee State University, where his academic endeavors focused on the enhancement of sprint acceleration in team sport athletes. During his tenure at ETSU, Dr. Bellon served as an Associate Strength & Conditioning Coach and Sport Scientist for the university’s Olympic Training Site, working with a variety of athlete populations, ranging from international-level bobsledders to Division I women’s basketball players. Dr. Bellon currently resides in Charleston, South Carolina with his wife, Grace, and daughter, Imogene.
Ph.D. Sport Physiology and Performance (East Tennessee State University)
M.A. Exercise Science (Montclair State University)
B.S. Physical Education and Health (Montclair State University)
The efficacy of training tactics for developing muscular strength, power, and speed in tactical and team sport athletes