Department of Kinesiology

School of Health and Human Sciences

Darnell Clark Receives the EdD in KIN Professional Development Award

Congratulations to Darnell Clark for being awarded the Doctor of Education in Kinesiology (EdD in KIN) Professional Development Award. Darnell, a member of the 2019 cohort, currently serves as the Director of Strength and Conditioning at Charlotte Country Day school, where he designs and administers wellness and performance training for 70 teams in 26 sports from 7th to 12th grade. He is also the National Association of Strength and Conditioning (NSCA) Board of Directors Vice President. His professional interests are long-term athletic development, skill acquisition, physical literacy, and coaching development. With his award, Darnell will participate in a performance training specialist course to earn his EXOS performance specialist certification. EXOS takes a holistic approach to human performance training that is based on scientific evidence and practical experience to develop skilled trainers.

Darnell looks forward to gaining valuable information to help him better serve his student-athletes and other clients. Along with growing as a human performance specialist, he is also excited to learn more about effective presentation and instructional skills as EXOS is known for their expertise. “I will benefit from EXOS presentational expertise and hope to improve my delivery of information to students, coaches, and colleagues.” Darnell plans to share information about his experience with his EdD peers, work colleagues and student-athletes. As a lifelong learner, Darnell tries to seek out professional development opportunities which support his desire to get better and continue to help others to grow, “I believe in professional development and the willingness to be a lifelong learner. This is the reason I applied and encourage others to apply [this award] in the future.”

The EdD in KIN Professional Development award was established in 2018 by Dr. Kate Barrett, Professor Emerita at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, to support the professional development of students enrolled in the Doctor of Education in Kinesiology. This award supports professional activities which have the potential to have a positive impact on professional development or practice. Darnell’s pursuit of the EXOS certification seems to fit with this spirit of this award.

Congratulations to Darnell!!! We look forward to hearing more about your experience.
For more information on the EdD in KIN, go here.