Dr. Jason Grindstaff began at Cumberland University in fall of 2010 and teaches courses in the School of Nursing and Health Professions. He primarily teaches courses in the undergraduate and graduate Exercise and Sport Science programs. 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, Knoxville, and the 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 sport psychology, strength & conditioning, and counseling. His areas of research and community outreach address the role of resistance training in enhancing strength and quality of life in senior populations, anaerobic assessment in hockey players, exercise adherence and dependence, and peak performance training in various sports.