Colorado Christian University
Dr. Bryan Crutcher

Dr. Bryan Crutcher

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Degrees and Experience
  • Ph.D. in Kinesiology (Michigan State University)
  • M.A. in Kinesiology (Fresno State University)
  • B.S. in Kinesiology (CSUN)
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)

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, biometrics, 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 settings. He has taught classes, developed course curriculum, published research in peer-reviewed journals, and provided mentorship to undergraduate students on graduate school and career choices.

Dr. Crutcher is very excited to join the Cougar family as the first full-time professor of kinesiology and exercise science at Colorado Christian University. He is very passionate about providing a Christian faith perspective in the classroom and inspiring those around him.


  • 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.