A Christian Liberal Arts University, Est. 1846

Matt Renfrow

Department Co-Chair and Professor of Kinesiology
  • PhD, Human Performance/Exercise Science, Middle Tennessee State University (2009)
  • MS, Exercise Science and Health Promotion, Middle Tennessee State University (2006)
  • BS, Exercise Science and Health Promotion, Belmont University (2005)


Advice to Incoming Students

Although studies aren’t the only reason you are in college, it’s a pretty important part that should be a main focus.

Why I Enjoy Teaching at Taylor

I love Taylor’s mission to prepare servant leaders to minister Christ’s redemptive love and truth to a world in need, and I have some of the brightest, hardest-working students in the nation.


Exercising (biking in particular), reading, and watching movies

Major Career Accomplishments

Dr. Matthew Renfrow has worked with one of the best pediatric physiologists in the world, Dr. Don Morgan. Because he finished his doctoral work at a relatively early age, Dr. Renfrow is able to spend the next several decades working in a field he loves with some incredible colleagues and students.

Renfrow recently led a research project collecting physical fitness data in New Castle Correctional Facility.
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