Dr. Scott Bryan – Department Chair
Dr. Scott C. Bryan, II, begins his 10th year of teaching at Emmanuel College with over 35 years of teaching experience in the field of Kinesiology.
Dr. Bryan primarily teaches in the areas of pre-physical/occupational therapy and exercise physiology including courses in sports psychology, exercise testing and prescription, tests and measurements, motor learning and exercise physiology.
Dr. Bryan has seen scores of students graduate from EC’s Kinesiology program to enter top graduate programs. Some of the degree programs EC Kinesiology students are entering include Doctor of Physical Therapy, Master of Occupational Therapy, Master of Athletic Training, Master in Exercise Physiology and Strength Training and Conditioning and Nursing programs.
In graduate school he worked for 2 years as a lab assistant in the human performance laboratory helping to conduct hundreds of physiological tests and experiments. He also worked as a doctoral student at Nissan Motor Company as a research assistant.
Scott and his wife, Nancy, have been married for 40 years. They have three sons: Jeremy (EC ’11) and his wife Katlyn Moncrief Bryan (EC ‘12) reside in Monroe, GA, where he is a pastor; Justin and his wife, Hilary, and three children reside in Columbus, Indiana, where he works as a mechanical engineer; and Jordan, (EC ‘16) lives and works as a Firefighter in North Carolina.
Scott is also an ordained IPHC pastor having helped plant and pastor churches in Virginia and West Virginia. “My mission is to love, equip and inspire people to maximize their potential in service to God and human-kind.” To that end, Scott is passionate about working with college students to help them find and fulfill God’s call for their life.
Dr. Richard Reiselt – Professor of Sports Management
Dr. Rick Wilson –
Dr. Rick Wilson, Professor of Health and Physical Education, holds an Ed.D. degree in Athletic Administration from Northcentral University in Arizona as well as a B.A. degree in Physical Education and Health and a M.Ed. in Physical Education from Malone University in Canton, Ohio. Dr. Wilson also serves as the Health and Physical Education Program Director at Emmanuel and leads the Homeschool PE program for area families. Dr. Wilson came to Emmanuel from Erskine College in Due West, South Carolina, where he served as Assistant Professor of Health and Human Performance and Head Cross Country and Track Coach. Originally from Ohio, Rick taught Pre-K through 12th grade physical education and served as the Athletic Director for 9 years at Heartland Christian School in Columbiana, Ohio and has also coached cross country and track teams at Salem High School in Salem, Ohio and at Judson College in Elgin, Illinois.
Rick and his wife, Mary, have two wonderful children, Amani and Samara. Dr. Wilson feels incredibly blessed to be part of the family and ministry of Emmanuel College and thank God for the opportunity to serve in a community where faith and scholarship are blended in the pursuit of excellence. The “Wilson family runners” are a very close family and enjoy doing everything together, with running, camping, and spending time on the lake being some of their favorite recreational activities.
Dr. Adam Beadles