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Dr. Barry McKeown
Dr. Barry  McKeown

Institutional Representative to the NCAA

Alma Mater:
South Dakota State, 1966


UTA Athletics celebrates another successful season

Nearly 500 student-athletes, coaches, staff and supporters gathered at the annual All Sports Banquet.

Barry C. McKeown, a Professor in the Department of Kinesiology at The University of Texas at Arlington, has been employed at UTA since 1983 including 12 years (1995-2007) as departmental chair.

Dr. McKeown also served a four-year term as associate dean in the college. Dr. McKeown currently teaches courses in the general area of physiology of exercise. Dr. McKeown is active in a number of professional organizations including the American College of Sports Medicine, the Texas Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine (Executive Director for six years), the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (Research Consortium Fellow) and the Texas Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.

He has 91 publications in a variety of professional journals, made 124 presentations and participated in 31 seminars at 145 professional conferences throughout the United States. Professor McKeown has served on 23 professional organization committees serving as the chair of eight. Dr. McKeown was selected as the 2002 Minnie G. Stevens Piper Professor from UTA as well as the 2004 Honor Award of the Texas Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.

He currently serves at the chair of The Cooper Institute (Dallas, TX) Certification Board. Dr. McKeown also serves on the Board of Trustees of Central Christian College of Kansas. Prior to his tenure at UTA, Dr. McKeown served six years at his alma mater South Dakota State University (Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees) as Graduate Program Director and Research Coordinator in the Department of Health, Physical Education and Recreation.

While at SDSU, he was the assistant track and cross country coach for men and women with two national championship and 10 conference championship teams. While studying for his Ph.D. in Physical Education with a major in Physiology of Exercise, he was a research associate, research assistant and teaching assistant in the Physical Fitness Research Laboratory and the Department of Kinesiology at the University of Illinois.

Four years in the United States Air Force and two years of teaching science and math plus coaching basketball and track and field in the high school setting are included in his career. He competed in four years of high school football, basketball, track and field and two years of baseball. He competed in basketball and baseball at Wessington Springs College (JUCO) followed by football and track and field at South Dakota State University.


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