Dr. Tim Patrick is a Professor and Chair of the department of Health Sciences where he has taught for 25 years. He received a B.S. degree in biology from Furman University and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Kinesiology (Exercise Physiology) from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana. After completing graduate work, he returned to Furman in 1992 to join the Health and Exercise Science department. He mainly teaches undergraduate courses in anatomy & physiology, cardiovascular physiology, exercise testing and prescription, and wellness, but has also taught graduate courses in research methods and cardiovascular physiology. He has published articles and given presentations mainly in the following areas: acute cardiovascular adjustments to resistance exercise; training status and blood pressure responses to exercise; resistance training experience and post-exercise metabolism; and, work economy during cycling. His hobbies mainly include outdoor activities such as road cycling, hiking, camping, hunting and fishing. He has been married for 29 years to his wife, Julie. They have three children.