J. BRADLEY JORDAN | Cumberland University
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Adjunct Instructor of Exercise and Sport Science
Location: McFarland Hall
B.S., Cumberland University
M.S., Middle Tennessee State University
Ph.D., Middle Tennessee State University

Dr. Bradley Jordan begins as an adjunct at Cumberland University in 2020 having previously taught for the university during the 2013-14 academic year.  He is a native of Lebanon, TN and a proud alumnus of Cumberland University holding a B.S. in Physical Education from the university. He also holds both an M.S. and Ph.D. in Exercise Science from Middle Tennessee State University. In addition to his education, Dr. Jordan is a licensed Physical Education Teacher (Grades K-12) through the State of Tennessee and is also dually certified with the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) as a Certified Exercise Physiologist (EP-C) and Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist (RCEP). 

Prior to his arrival at Cumberland University, Dr. Jordan was an Assistant Professor of Exercise Physiology at Valdosta State University in Valdosta, Georgia and also has prior academic appointments at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, TN as well as Tennessee State University in Nashville, TN. In addition to his previous experience in academia, Dr. Jordan has worked in clinical practice for Healthcare Therapy Services as well as Vanderbilt University Medical Center as Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist (RCEP). In addition to his clinical role, Dr. Jordan also served as a guest lecturer for the Vanderbilt University Medical School. Dr. Jordan provided lecture’s on exercise’s role in combating the obesity epidemic while also providing exercise clinical rotations for 3rd and 4th year medical students within the Center for Weight Loss.   

Dr. Jordan’s primary research interest is in ergogenic aids to sports performance with particular interest in caffeine supplementation and its effect on both aerobic and anaerobic sports performance. He has presented his research nationally at the annual ACSM conference as well as locally at the Tennessee Association for Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (TAPHERD) conference. He has several peer-reviewed article publications and abstracts that are published in Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise, International Journal of Exercise Science, and Pediatric Exercise Science. 

Dr. Jordan and his wife Beth, who is a Registered Nurse, reside in Lebanon. He is an avid runner/triathlete and is passionate about practicing the active and healthy lifestyle he teaches in his courses. In addition, he enjoys fishing, watching sports, and spending time with his family.