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Jason Grindstaff

Associate Professor of Exercise & Sport Science

Jason Grindstaff

Associate Professor of Exercise & Sport Science


B.A., Dakota Wesleyan University

M.S., University of Tennessee, Knoxville

M.S., University of Tennessee, Knoxville

M.B.A., Cumberland Univesity

Ph.D., University of Tennessee, Knoxville


Dr. Jason Grindstaff began at Cumberland University in fall of 2010 and teaches courses in the Health & Human Performance (HHP) program.  Within the HHP program he primarily teaches courses in physical education and sport & exercise science.  Prior to arriving at Cumberland, Dr. Grindstaff was a Post Doctoral Associate for two years with the University of Florida where he provided mental health and sport psychology services for the Gator’s athletic department.  In addition to clinical experiences in university mental health, substance abuse counseling, gambling addiction, and biofeedback, Dr. Grindstaff has taught graduate and undergraduate courses at the University of Tennessee and University of Florida in sport psychology, physical education and deaf education. 

Dr. Grindstaff holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in both psychology and sports medicine.  His graduate education is cross-disciplinary and includes degrees in mental health counseling and sport psychology with primary training and emphasis in peak performance in sport and exercise. He holds multiple national certifications and licenses in strength & conditioning and counseling.

Areas of Research Interest:

Peak performance in sport, exercise & mental health, psychology of sport injury, and psycho-social aspects of Deaf sport.