Professor Stephanie Cooper

Stephanie Cooper

Associate Professor

Full-Time Faculty
Harney Science Center 126E


Stephanie Cooper, PhD is an associate professor in the Department of Kinesiology. She has taught a variety of courses within the field, including Exercise & Sport Psychology, Lifetime Fitness & Wellness, Measurement & Statistics, and Principles of Strength & Conditioning. Her research examines the psychological antecedents and consequences of exercise. She is primarily interested in the efficacy of exercise as a means to enhance mental and physical well-being.

Dr. Cooper is an active member of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and is part of the Psychobiology & Behavior Special Interest Group. She currently serves as the chairperson of ACSM’s Committee on Certification and Registry Boards for the Certified Exercise Physiologist, the ACSM Certified Professional of the Year Committee, and ACSM’s Consumer Outreach Committee. 

In addition to her academic work, Professor Cooper continues to coach individuals through exercise programs in the fitness industry. She holds numerous fitness certifications, including the ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist, Autism Exercise Specialist, and Schwinn Cycling Instructor Certification.


  • Exercise Psychology


  • University of Georgia, PhD in Kinesiology, 2014