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Richard M. Storie II

Assistant Professor of Exercise & Sport Science

Richard M. Storie II

Assistant Professor of Exercise & Sport Science


B.E., University of Toledo

M.S. Adelphi University

Ed. D., Trevecca Nazarene University

Certificate of Completion, NATA Athletic Training Education Program        


Dick Storie began at Cumberland University in 2011 as an adjunct and was appointed a full time faculty member in Exercise and Sport Science in 2012. He is the founder of Sport Diagnostics, a consulting firm specializing in athletic physiological testing, injury prevention, and performance enhancement that he operated for 11 years prior to his appointment at Cumberland. For over 30 years, he has worked with elite amateur athletes and professional teams including the New York Islanders, Pittsburgh Pirates, and the Buffalo Bills.

Dick has served on two US Olympic Committees addressing High Performance Athletics, and currently serves as the Tennessee High Performance Representative for USA Swimming. In addition, he has served as a Sport Physiology Consultant to the Nashville Predators since 2006. He is a former faculty member in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Education at the University of Texas at Austin and Director of the UT Fitness & Performance Center.

Early in his career, Dick held various clinical positions in cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation, cardiopulmonary research, and worksite health promotion. These experiences led him to start-up and administrator opportunities with three highly acclaimed Medical Fitness Centers in the Southeast. He was the first ever co-recipient of the National Apple Achievement Award as a pioneer in the development of successful Medical Fitness Centers awarded by Modern Healthcare.

Dick has served on various committees and boards throughout the industry, including the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) National Committee on Certification, and Education Chair for the Medical Fitness Association. He has held multiple ACSM certifications, and has also served as a Director and Examiner for several ACSM certification workshops. He is currently certified as an ACSM Exercise Physiologist. Most recently, Dick served on the Facility Director Credential Committee for the Medical Fitness Association.

Dicks grant activity includes a $15,000 award from the West End Home Foundation (Nashville, TN) as a Co-investigator for The Seniors Mobile Wellness Program from 2014-2016, and collaborating with the Department of Advancement securing $30,000 in donor funding to implement the first ever Human Performance Laboratory at Cumberland University.


Peer-Reviewed Publications:

Storie R, Grindstaff J, Self M, Good D. Comparison of a new anaerobic, hockey-specific test to the Wingate Test in elite hockey players, 2016 (In Progress).

Collins K, Grindstaff J, Storie R. Effects of resistance training on physical health and psychological well-being in older adults, 2016 (In Progress).

Self M, Storie R, Caputo J, Grindstaff J. The Good-Storie Hockey Specific Test to assess anaerobic power and fatigue in elite and non-elite ice hockey players, 2017 (In Progress).

Grindstaff J, Storie R. Effects of eight weeks anaerobic power training in the elderly, 2016 (In Progress).

Storie, R., Wygand, J., & Otto, R. (1988). Metabolic and Perceptual Responses to Walking and Running at 99-134 Meters/Minute, Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 20(122).

Coad, D., Storie, R., Perez, H.R., & Wygand, J.W. (1987). The Energy Costs of Treadmill v. Hydro Exercise, Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 19(2).