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Dr. Gary Preston

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Title: Department Head
Phone: 706-867-3267
Email:

Office: Memorial Hall 105, Dahlonega
Hugh Mills 150, Gainesville
Areas of Expertise: Strength & conditioning, Olympic-style weightlifting

Overview

Dr. Preston has been teaching at UNG's Dahlonega Campus since 2005. He has served as department head since June 2015. Prior to coming to UNG, Dr. Preston taught at Gainesville College from 1991 to 2005, serving as department head for five years. He was born and raised in Birmingham, AL.

Courses Taught

  • KINS 2100 Introduction to Physical Education
  • KINS 4415 Personal & Public Health

Education

  • D.A., Physical Education/Health, Middle Tennessee State University, TN, 2004
  • M.Ed., Physical Education/Exercise Science, Auburn University, AL, 1986
  • B.S., Physical Education/Exercise Science, Auburn University, AL, 1984

Research/Special Interests

  • Strength training for children & elderly
  • Prevention of chronic diseases

Work Experience

Prior to his career as a college professor, Dr. Preston worked as an exercise physiologist (fitness testing and exercise prescription) and strength coach. He spent two years in Saudi Arabia serving as a strength coach for the Saudi Air Force. He then served as an exercise physiologist and personal trainer in Birmingham, AL and Jackson, MS before beginning his career as a college professor.

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