Dr. Liana Davis

Dr. Liana Davis

Assistant Professor

Department of Kinesiology

Island Hall 360

(361) 825-2670


Dr. Davis joined the Department of Kinesiology at TAMUCC as a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the fall of 2014. Originally from Pittsburgh, PA, Dr. Davis received her B.S. in Kinesiology from Penn State University, her M.Ed. in Health and Physical Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and her Ph.D. in Physical Education from University of South Carolina. She holds a teaching license in the state of Pennsylvania, where she is certified to teach K-12 health and physical education.

  • Assistant Professor
  • EC-12 Teacher Certification Program Coordinator
  • HLTH 4350: Creative Lifestyles for Wellness 
  • KINE 2313: Foundations of Kinesiology
  • KINE 2375: Nutrition for Human Performance 
  • KINE 3301: Outdoor Adventure Programs
  • KINE 3338: Motor Development/Motor Learning
  • KINE 3339: Elementary Physical Education Programs 
  • KINE 3341: Secondary Physical Education Programs
  • KINE 4693: Professional Field Experience I
  • KINE 4694: Professional Field Experience II 
  • KINE 5338: Motor Development in Sport

Course syllabus lookup

  • Ph.D., University of South Carolina (Physical Education)
  • M.Ed., Indiana University of Pennsylvania (Health and Physical Education)
  • B.S., The Pennsylvania State University (Kinesiology)

Webster, L. (2014). Impact of an Educational Gymnastics Course on the Motor Skills and Health-Related Fitness Components of Physical Education Teacher Education Students. (Doctoral dissertation.) University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC.

  • Professional Teaching Certificate in K-12 Health and Physical Education
  • Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE America)
  • Texas Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, & Dance (TAHPERD) 
  • Physical Education (K-12 and Teacher Education)
  • Physical Activity
  • Health Education: Nutrition, HIV/AIDS, Sexuality, Alcohol and Other Drugs, Sleep, Social/Emotional Wellness