Dr. Anita Bowman

Associate Professor & Dept Chair
Luecker Building

Dr. Anita Bowman joined the University of the Cumberlands' faculty in 2004 and was appointed Department Chair in 2012. She attended University of Kentucky and earned her PhD in Exercise Science with a Biomechanics concentration in 2004. She also attended Ball State University where she was awarded a MS in Physical Education with a Sports Administration concentration. In 1988, her undergraduate BS degree was granted from Manchester University (formerly Manchester College) in Health and Physical Education (Exercise Science concentration) with a minor in Athletic Training.

Since joining the UC Faculty in 2004, she was awarded the Excellence in Teaching Award in 2011 and the William T. Miles Community Service Award in 2009. Dr. Bowman was bestowed the title of Kentucky Colonel in 2007 while working with the Kentucky Governor’s Scholars Program.

Dr. Bowman is a Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association, a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) by the National Strength and Conditioning Association, and has a JrFit™ Youth Fitness Specialist Certification.

Courses Taught

ESS 008 Weight Training
ESS 131 Introduction to Exercise and Sport Science
ESS 221 Growth and Movement Development
ESS 231 Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries
ESS 233 Physical Education for Elementary School
ESS 330 Kinesiology
ESS 333 Adapted Physical Education
ESS 336 Exercise Prescription
ESS 337 History and Principles of Exercise and Sport Science
ESS 435 Physiology of Exercise
ESS 439 Fitness and Sport Management Senior Seminar - Capstone
HESS 233 Functional Human Anatomy and Physiology
HESS 234 First Aid and Safety
HESS 401 Sport Psychology
HEOL 530 Methods and Materials of Health Education (graduate online)
HEOL 531 Fattening of America (graduate online)
PEOL 530 Methods and Materials of Physical Education (graduate online)
PEOL 531 Motor Development (graduate online)


2009 Anita Bowman. Bridging the Gap between the Classroom and the Real World. Appalachian College Association’s Annual Summit XII.

2007 Susan Weaver, Tom Fish, Kathy Fish, Anita Bowman, and Jim Manning. Focusing Institutional Culture: Engaging Students through Critical Thinking. Appalachian College Association’s Annual Summit X.

2006 Susan Weaver, Anita Bowman, and Garland Young. Same Goal, Multiple Approaches to Online Teaching. Appalachian College Association’s Annual Summit IX.


2009 Anita Bowman, Kim Miller, Susan Weaver, and Lynn Woolsey. Closing the Loop: Using Online Tutorials to Address Concerns with our QEP. Appalachian College Association Grant.

2006 Bill Garris, Anita Bowman, and Susan Weaver. Student Response Systems: Tools to Strengthen Student Engagement, Enhance Learning, and Strengthen Information Literacy. Appalachian College Association Grant.