Dr. Bryan Crutcher

Dr. Bryan Crutcher

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Degrees and Experience
  • Ph.D. in Kinesiology (Michigan State University)
  • M.S. in Exercise Science and Human Performance (Hardin-Simmons University)
  • M.A. in Kinesiology – Sport Psychology (Fresno State University)
  • B.S. in Kinesiology (CSUN)
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
Biography and Professional Achievements

Dr. Bryan Crutcher has an extensive background in the field of kinesiology and exercise science, with his teaching and applied interests being in exercise physiology, human sport performance, and sport psychology. Additionally, he is a certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association.

Still early in his career, Dr. Crutcher has gained experience in a variety of educational and athletic settings. He has taught classes, developed course curriculum, published research in peer-reviewed journals, worked with collegiate student-athletes, led undergraduate student research, and provided mentorship to undergraduate students on graduate school and career choices.

Currently, Dr. Crutcher is involved with research on sleep health in collegiate student-athletes. He also holds the position of assistant strength and conditioning coach with CCU athletics. He is very passionate about providing a Christian faith perspective in the classroom and athletic environments.

  • Crutcher, B., Moran, R., Covassin, T. (2018). “Examining the relationship of social support satisfaction, perceived stress, and depression in professional athletic training students.” Athletic Training Education Journal, 13(2), 168-174.
  • Covassin, T., Crutcher, B., Belanger, S. (2014). “Preinjury history of migraine headache: Effects on neurocognitive performance and symptoms in athletes with concussion.” Athletic Training & Sports Health Care, 6(5), 220-227.
  • Covassin, T., Crutcher, B., Fisher, A., Heiden, E., Dailey, A., Yang, J. (2014). “Post-injury anxiety and social support among college athletes: A comparison between orthopedic injuries and concussions.” Journal of Athletic Training, 49(4), 462-468.
  • Covassin, T., Elbin, R. J., Crutcher, B., & Burkhart, S. (2013). “The management of sport-related concussion: Considerations for male and female athletes.” Translational Stroke Research, 4(4), 420-424.
  • Covassin, T., Crutcher, B., & Wallace, J. (2013). “Does a 20-minute cognitive task increase concussion symptoms in athletes with a concussion?” Brain Injury, 27, 1589-1594.
  • Covassin, T., Elbin, R. J., Crutcher, B., & Burkhart, S., & Kontos, A. (2013). “The relationship between coping, neurocognitive performance, and concussion symptoms in high school and collegiate athletes.” The Sport Psychologist, 27, 372-379.