Melissa L. Stansbury, M.S., ACSM EP-C

Department of Exercise Science
Arnold School of Public Health
University of South Carolina
Technology Center to Promote Healthy Lifestyles
915 Greene Street, Suite 403
Columbia, SC 29208

Office: 803-777-0510
Fax: 803-777-5457



Investigating the associations between the physical, nutritional, and psychological components of wellness on the health aspects of overweight and obesity with an emphasis in exploring sustainable behavior modification strategies in adults



Doctoral Student, Exercise Science, In Progress
University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC

  • Concentration: Health Aspects of Physical Activity
    Advisor: Delia West, Ph.D.

Master of Science, Applied Health Physiology, May 2013

  • Salisbury University, Salisbury, MD
    Concentration: Fitness and Wellness
    Advisor: Sidney Schneider, Ph.D.

Bachelor of Science, Exercise Science, December 2010

  • Salisbury University, Salisbury, MD
    Advisor: Scott Mazzetti, Ph.D.
    Magna Cum Laude



Graduate Research Assistant, August 2016 – present
Technology Center to Promote Healthy Lifestyles (TecHealth Center)
Department of Exercise Science, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina
Advisor: Delia West, Ph.D.

Graduate Assistant, November 2015
Department of Kinesiology, Texas Lutheran University, Seguin, TX
Advisor: William Squires, Ph.D.
Responsibilities: Term paper review for Exercise Physiology and General Physiology courses

Graduate Assistant – Volleyball, August 2011 – May 2013
Athletic Department, Salisbury University, Salisbury, MD
NCAA Division III National Assistant Coach of the Year, 2012
Advisor: Margie Knight, Head Volleyball Coach



Fitness Coach/Intern, June 2010 – August 2010
Peak Performance Fitness, LLC., Marriottsville, MD
Physical Therapy Intern, December 2009 – January 2010
Maryland Sportscare & Rehab, Eldersburg, MD
Department of Physical Therapy Volunteer, June 2009 – July 2009
MedStar Union Memorial Hospital, Baltimore, MD
Areas: Sports Medicine, Orthopedics, Hand Center, Inpatient & Outpatient Clinics



Outstanding Graduate Student Award, Salisbury University, 2013
NCAA Division III National Assistant Coach of the Year, American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA), 2012
Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
Phi Epsilon Kappa Honor Society
Phi Eta Sigma Freshman Honor Society
Beta Beta Beta Biological Honor Society
National College Athlete Honor Society
Dean’s List



ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist, 2010 – Present
ACSM Exercise Is Medicine Credential Level 2, 2016 – Present
EXOS Fitness Specialist, 2016 – Present
EXOS Performance Specialist, 2015 – Present
Certified SPINNING® Instructor, 2015 – Present
TRX® Group Suspension Trainer, 2015 – Present
IYCA Certified Youth Fitness Specialist, 2014 – Present
Certified Pool Operator, 2014 – Present
CPR, AED & First Aid Certified



American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), 2010 – Present
International Youth Coaches Association (IYCA), 2014 – Present
American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA), 2011 – 2015
AVCA Annual Convention award recipient, 2012 Exercise Science Club, Salisbury University, 2007 – 2010



Florio, S., Gawlik, M., Hammond, E., Hosack, J., Stansbury, M., Zidek, M. (2013-2014). On the road
again, part 2. Coaching Volleyball. 31(1):22.
Florio, S., Gawlik, M., Hammond, E., Hosack, J., Stansbury, M., Zidek, M. (2013). On the road again,
part 1. Coaching Volleyball. 30(6):26.



Volleyball, Salisbury University, 2007 – 2013
Assistant Coach, 2011 – 2013
NCAA Elite Eight, 2012
Student-Athlete, 2007 – 2010
Team Captain, 2009 & 2010
NCAA Sweet Sixteen, 2009
Conference Champion, 2007-2009
Indoor & Outdoor Track & Field, Salisbury University, 2007 – 2008
Conference Champion, 2008
Rookie of the Year (Field) Nominee, 2008