Doug Crowell, Ph.D., CSCS, CEP, CES, cPT

Assistant Professor, Department of Kinesiology
Phone: (626) 815-5808
Office Location: Building Two, 810D
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Doug Crowell, Ph.D., CSCS, CEP, CES, cPT, has extensive professional experience that helps him bridge the gap between theory and practice in his classes. In addition to two previous teaching positions, he has held professional positions in cardiac rehabilitation, corporate wellness, physical therapy and rehabilitation clinics, fitness centers, and a medically based health resort. His primary research interests are athlete burnout, body satisfaction and performance, and cognitive flow states. At APU, Crowell is a Diversity Ambassador and a member of the Faculty Senate, the Faculty and Staff Wellness Council, and the Student Health and Wellness Committee. Crowell also provides performance psychology consults for APU athletic teams and athletes. He lives with his family in Glendora, California, and they attend Cornerstone Bible Church.


  • Ph.D., Performance Psychology, Grand Canyon University
  • M.S., Clinical Exercise Physiology: Adult Fitness-Cardiac Rehabilitation, University of Wisconsin, LaCrosse
  • B.S., Physical Education: Exercise Specialist, University of New Hampshire


  • Certified Exercise Physiologist (CEP), American College of Sports Medicine
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), National Strength and Conditioning Association
  • Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES), National Academy of Sports Medicine
  • Certified Personal Trainer (cPT), National Academy of Sports Medicine
  • Certified Personal Trainer (cPT), American Council on Exercise

Academic Area

  • School of Behavioral and Applied Sciences
    • Department of Kinesiology

Courses Taught

  • AES 475 – Current Topics in Exercise Science
  • AT 515 – Anatomical Basis of Athletic Training
  • BIOL 115 – Anatomy and Physiology
  • KIN 102 – Foundations of Kinesiology
  • KIN 242 – Fundamental Principles of Fitness
  • KIN 363 – Physiology of Exercise
  • KIN 372 – Corrective Exercise Strategies
  • KIN 478 – Senior Preparation in Kinesiology
  • PE 496 – Senior Seminar: Ethics in Physical Education and Sport