Michael Shipe

Associate Professor and Director of Kinesiology Program
Buccaneer Field House
P843-863-7272 / Emshipe@csuniv.edu


Doctorate of Philosophy (emphasis in Exercise Science)
Masters of Science in Exercise Science

Michael Shipe

Dr. Michael Shipe joined CSU in 2012 and is currently the Department Chair of the Kinesiology Program. He also serves as the Assistant Dean of the College of Health Sciences in which he helps manage the Athletic Training, Public Health and Clinical Counseling programs. He has been a registered clinical exercise physiologist since 2000. Prior to teaching at CSU, he worked as the department chair and taught in the Exercise Science program at Carson Newman University for 7 years. Before that, he worked as the Assistant Director of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation at Blount Memorial Hospital. His dissertation examined the effects of physical activity patterns in health outcomes for cardiac rehabilitation participants. Dr. Shipe’s Masters’ thesis addressed the effects of varying muscle mass on metabolic factors and perceived exertion levels. He discovered his love of teaching while he was a graduate assistant at the University of Tennessee in 1994 and has been teaching every semester since. He is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine. He has been married for 16 years to Stephanie Shipe. Although no longer a marathon runner, he runs 3-4 times a week at the beach.

Your Purpose. Our Mission.

It's fair to state that I'm an academically demanding instructor, but I make an exceptional effort to assist students. I'm available to them by text, virtually and in person whenever I'm not teaching or in a meeting from 8 am - 8pm every weekday. I actively encourage students to seek my assistance, as one-on-one meetings with professors is of central import to their academic development.

Dr. Michael Shipe, PhD

Three-time nominee for the excellence in teaching award at CSU

ACSM/s Health Fitness Handbook, 4-8th editions - authored two chapters

American College of Sports Medicine