Heather Newman MS, ATC, CSCS
Assistant Director of Campus Recreation
Heather has been a Certified Athletic Trainer and Certified Strength
& Conditioning Coach for over 15 years.
Her undergraduate degree is from Ithaca College in Athletic
Training/Exercise Science with minors in Health and Psychology. Her Master’s Degree in Sports Management was
earned from the United States Sports Academy.
Heather has worked with a variety of athletes which include arena
football teams in Louisiana and Greenville as well as the former Greenville
Growl Hockey team. Previously at Furman,
Heather was the Strength and Conditioning Coach for female athletes. She
was the Director of a sports performance training facility before returning to
Furman in the sports medicine department- working with women’s soccer and cross
country/track teams. Heather currently
manages the daily operations of the pool and fitness center and also does
individual or group personal training.
Fitness Center Assistant
McCauley attended Furman, where he was a member of the track and field and cross country programs. He is a certified personal trainer by the American Council of Exercise and the American College of Sports Medicine. He is also a personal running coach, and a USA Track and Field certified level II coach. For more than a decade, McCauley has been coaching runners and developing running programs. He is a faculty member of the Furman Institute of Running and Scientific Training (FIRST). With his extensive running background, McCauley specializes in working with track athletes and runners of all abilities. He also works one-on-one to provide personal training to individuals who want to improve their quality of life and fitness level through cardiovascular training, resistance training, and sound nutritional habits.
Michelle Curran, ms
Fitness Center Assistant
Curran joined Furman’s Campus Recreation staff in July 2014. Michelle assists
in overseeing our University’s Fitness Programs, instructs a Cardio Kickboxing
group exercise class, and teaches swimming lessons.
came to Furman from Drexel University where she earned her Masters of Science
Degree in Sports Management in 2014. Her undergraduate degree came from The
Pennsylvania State University where she earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in
Kinesiology with a concentration in Exercise Science in 2012. Michelle is
AAAI/ISMA Personal Training certified. From
2012-2014 Michelle oversaw Villanova University’s Fitness Programs, plus
instructed aqua swim lessons at Woods Services in Langhorne PA.
Michelle’s family currently resides in Philadelphia, PA.