Timothy Rickabaugh, Ph.D.

Professor of Exercise Science

Programs: Exercise Science, Pre-Health Studies

Phone: 419-783-2584

Email: trickabaugh@defiance.edu

Timothy Rickabaugh


Certified Personal Trainer, National Strength & Conditioning Association (2017)
OHSAA Coach Certification: Fundamentals & Concussion Management (2014)
Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist, National Strength & Conditioning Association (2014)
Undergraduate PE Program Reviewer, Ohio Department of Education (2003)
Exercise Specialist, American College of Sports Medicine (1990)
CPR / AED Provider & CPR Instructor, American Heart Association (1988)


Exercise physiology, strength and conditioning principles, measurement and evaluation in sport, and sport sociology


Master’s thesis: "The Effects of High Intensity Training on VO2 Max and Selected Psychological Characteristics of Normally Active Individuals"
Doctoral dissertation: "Insulin Injection Site Selection and Cognitive Factors Associated with Diabetes Mellitus in Children"


Rickabaugh, T. (2017). "Attitudes of NCAA DII Student - Athletes towards Gender - Specific Athletic Mascots." The Journal of SPORT.

Rickabaugh, T., & Rickabaugh, E. (2014) "Culturally Insensitive Athletic Mascots: Do Undergraduate Exercise Science Students Care?" The Journal of SPORT, 2015, 4(2), 1-12. © Kent State University.

Rickabaugh, T. (2009). "Exploring the Commitment to Youth Sport." Strategies, Vol. 23, No. 2, pp. 12-15.


Indiana Strength & Conditioning Workshop, NSCA, 2018

Ohio Strength & Conditioning Workshop, NSCA, 2017

FEMA Campus Emergency Training Seminar & Certification, Defiance College, 2016

Reimagine Education International Conference, Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, 2016

The National Summer Institute for Learning Communities, National Resources Center for Learning Communities, 2016

Sport Nutrition Workshop, NSCA, 2012

Strength and Conditioning Coaches Workshop, NSCA, 2014


NSCA-CPT (Certified Personal Trainer) Preparation Program Recognition for the Defiance College Exercise Science Program, 2017
Silver Medal in the Ethical Educational Leadership Category for FAGIN Project presentation, Reimagine Education international conference, University of Pennsylvania (Wharton School), 2016
Richard Stroede Distinguished Faculty Medal, Defiance College, 2010


Ph. D. in Science Teaching with a specialization area of Exercise Physiology, Syracuse University (1998)
M.A. in Exercise Science with a specialization area of Exercise Physiology, Miami University (1987)
B.A. in Physical Education with a minor in History, Ohio Wesleyan University (1983)