Justine Hardy

Meet Our Faculty

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SCI 121

Dr. Justine Hardy

Assistant Professor of Biology and Exercise Science

Division of Math & Natural Sciences


  • PhD, Health Science, Leadership, University of the Cumberlands (Williamsburg, KY), 2022
  • MS, Kinesiology, Exercise Physiology, Georgia Southern University (Statesboro, GA), 2014
  • BS, Kinesiology, Exercise Science, Georgia Southern University (Statesboro, GA), 201


Dr. Hardy attended Georgia Southern University for her Undergraduate and Graduate degrees in Exercise Physiology. After graduation, she was the Lead Clinical Exercise Physiologist in a Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Unit in Savannah, GA. As an internship coordinator, Dr. Hardy enjoyed the teaching aspect and made the transition in education full-time as a Health Science Technology Educator at a Career and Technical Education school in Beaufort, SC. After earning her Ph.D. in Health Science and Leadership, Dr. Hardy is fortunate to teach many students in multiple majors in both Biology and Sport & Exercise Science courses. Dr. Hardy is enjoying the slow-paced life in Eastman, GA with her husband and two daughters.

Interesting Facts About Me

  • I was once an All-American swimmer but might have trouble touching in the deep end now
  • I taught myself to juggle in elementary school
  • I was a lifeguard throughout high school and college

Research Interests

  • Exercise Physiology
  • Biomechanics
  • Nutrition

Professional Organizations/Memberships

  • American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
  • Clinical Exercise Physiology Association (CEPA)
  • Health Science Educator Association (HSEA)

Favorite Classes Taught at BPC

BIO 202 | Anatomy & Physiology I with Lab
BIO 203 | Anatomy & Physiology II with Lab
BIO 210 | Survey of Anatomy & Physiology
BIO 230 | Medical Terminology
SES 451 | Research Methods in SES
SES 452 | Research Seminar
PE 450 | Internship
SES 420 | Anatomical Kinesiology
PE 309 | Prevention & Care of Exercise-Related Injuries


Favorite Bible Verse

COVID-19: A Barrier to Post-Secondary Health Science Enrollment?
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