Alumni & Careers

The career program’s of study in the Health & Human Performance Department at Emory & Henry can prepare you to become a coach, teacher, or a business leader. 

Students also prepare for graduate study in physical therapy and for varied types of work in settings such as municipal recreation departments, retirement communities, fitness centers, resort areas, and hospitals.

Those seeking graduate course work in teaching, counseling, sport management, or administration have continued their studies at East Tennessee State University, Indiana University, Radford University, Ohio University, the University of Tennessee, the University of Virginia, Duke University, and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

A letter from Jared Carter ’15.

“Upon completion of my degree at E&H, I accepted an opportunity as a Strength & Conditioning Summer Intern at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. While at Purdue I assisted the full-time coaches in monitoring and coaching all fourteen Olympic sports teams including; Basketball, Soccer, Track & Field, Swim & Dive, Wrestling, Volleyball, Baseball, Softball, and Tennis. When my internship came to an end, I moved into the role of Strength & Conditioning Graduate Assistant at Shorter University in Rome, Georgia where I had the unique opportunity to design and implement comprehensive programs for eight individual sports teams including; Lacrosse, Basketball, Baseball, Softball, Soccer, and Tennis.  I now serve the role of International Performance Coach through the Chinese Olympic Committee and PLAE Perfom, where I reside in Beijing, China overseeing training for the China Olympic Wrestling and Table Tennis Teams. I undeniably owe every opportunity I’ve been given thus far to The Lord and the people that He has placed in my life as mentors, teachers, and co-workers. Since I obviously can’t pay you back for all that you have done, I promise to pay it forward.” 

Other Alumni include:

Janae Morrisey, ’14, Assistant Softball Coach, Emory & Henry, Emory, Va.

Fallon Walker Grinstead, ’13, Physical Education Teacher, Chilhowie, Va.

Josh Nelson ’10, Baylor Athletic Performance, Waco, TX.

Korey Townsend, ’07, Sports Administration Program, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN.

Mark Arrington, ’02, Physical Education Teacher And Coach, Charlottesville, Va.

Kelly Smith Housewright, ’02, Teacher And Basketball Coach, Gate City, Va. 

Jamie Harris, ’98, Special Education Teacher, Richmond, Va.

D.C. Cobler, ’95, Athletic Training Program Director, Emory & Henry, Emory, Va.

Doug Reavis, ’90, Director, Carroll Wellness Center, Hillsville, Va

Danny Carter, ’15, Health & Human Performance Department Assistant, Emory, Va.