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. Richard Reiselt is Professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Sports Management. He has been at Emmanuel College since January, 2010. Dr. Reiselt has a BS Degree in Physical Education from Augustans College, MS Degree in Health and Physical Education from Indiana University, and a DA Degree in Health and Physical Education from Middle Tennessee State University. He has 53 years of experience in teaching and administration at the higher education level. In addition, he has several years of experience being a head coach in wrestling and was inducted into the University of Tennessee at Martin Athletic Hall of Fame as wrestling coach.
Dr. Reiselt has also held numerous leadership positions in professional organizations such as the Georgia Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance and SHAPE America. As the Physical Education Specialist for the Georgia Department of Education from 2008-2010, he was responsible for developing the Health and Physical Education Teaching Standards for all public schools in Georgia, grades K-12.
During his tenure at Emmanuel as Chair of the Department, he developed the concentration in Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Athletic Training and helped in developing the new MS Degree in Exercise Science which will begin in Fall, 2022.
Dr. Reiselt has three children and seven grand-children and lives in Fair Play, South Carolina.
Dr. Rick Wilson – Professor of Kinesiology
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 – Adjunct Professor of Kinesiology
Nancy Bryan – Adjunct Professor of Kinesiology
Nancy Bryan has over 25 years of teaching experience. She returned to being an adjunct teacher to Emmanuel College in spring of 2022. Mrs. Bryan is certified to instruct First Aid & CPR/AED with the American Red Cross and teaches these classes in the Kinesiology Department.Nancy and her husband, Dr. Scott Bryan, have been married for 40 years. They have three sons: Jeremy (EC ’11) and his wife Katlyn Moncrief Bryan (EC ‘12) along with their new son reside in Madison, Georgia, 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) and his wife, Shannon, live in Greensboro, NC, where he works as a Fire Fighter/EMT.