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Dr. Jeff Bolles

Assistant Professor/Health Promotion Coordinator

Jones HPER Building, Room 1190

PO Box 1510, One University Drive, Pembroke, NC 28372-1510

910-522-5728 (office) 910-521-6540 (fax)




Dr. Bolles first came to UNCP as the first Strength and Conditioning Coach and a lecturer. Soon thereafter, he accepted the additional responsibility of Athletic Compliance Officer. Upon completion of his Ph.D., Dr. Bolles moved out of the athletic department and became an assistant professor and the Health Promotion Coordinator. He was awarded tenure in 2014.

Dr. Bolles, his wife, daughter, and son live in Lumberton, NC. He is an avid runner and privately coaches runners from the 5K to the marathon.



Ph.D. - Health Studies (Community Health)

Texas Woman's Univeristy

M.A. - Exercise and Sport Science (Exercise Physiology)

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

B.S. - Physical Education

The State University of New York College at Cortland


Classes Currently Taught:


EXER 5010 - Exercise Physiology

EXER 5050 - Health Administration



HLTH 3300 - Health/Fitness Assessment Skills

HLTH 4100 - Health/Fitness Behavior Changes

HLTH 4700 - Program Planning, Implementation and Evaluation

HPER 4990 - Internship/Senior Thesis in Health Promotion

PED 1300 - Fitness Walking

PED 4020 - Applied Exercise and Sport Science Lab

PED 4110 - Biomechanics


Research Interests:

Human performance

Nutrition and eating disorders

Overweight/obesity prevention

Health care policy and reform



Bolles, J. B. “The Effect of a Six-Week Education Intervention on Athletes’ Nutrition
Knowledge and Self-Efficacy” (Dissertation), Electronically published with UMI Dissertation Publishing 2008

Bolles, J. B. “Aerobic Power, OBLA and Running Economy as Determinants of 5-Kilometer Running Performance in Female Middle Distance Runners.” (Thesis)
Published by The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 2002

Wingo, J. Bolles, J. Daly, W., Dobridge, J., and Marks, B. “BIA as a Substitute for Hydrostatic Weighing to Predict Percent Body Fat in College Football Players.”
Presented at the SEACSM Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA 2001