David "Pete" Peterson, Ed.D.
Assistant Professor of Kinesiology
Dr. David Peterson is a retired U. S. Navy Aerospace/Operational Physiologist with more than 20 years of active duty service. He has earned multiple degrees in exercise science and is a former competitive powerlifter. Dr. Peterson has published numerous peer-reviewed journal articles, a textbook, and presented at multiple national and state conferences on the topics of body composition and physical fitness testing. He is a member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Dr. Peterson’s military call-sign was MEAT, standing for "Must Eat All the Time."
Education and Credentials
- Ed.D. in Sports Management (with emphasis in Sports Health and Fitness), United States Sports Academy
- M.S. in Exercise Science, University of Louisiana - Monroe
- B.S. in Exercise Science, Truman State University
View a listing of scholarly works in the Cedarville University Digital Commons »
Development of an Online Doctor of Education Program in Applied Exercise Science (David D. Peterson) Faculty Dissertations (2014)
A Practical Guide to Personal Conditioning (David D. Peterson and Melissa A. Rittenhouse) Faculty Books (2018)
Movement Competency Screen Predicts Performance in Female Military Academy Recruits (Alex M. Warshaw, David D. Peterson and Sharon M. Henry) The Sport Journal (2018)
Periodic Fitness Testing: Not Just for Athletes Anymore (David D. Peterson) Strength and Conditioning Journal (2018)
- The Navy Physical Fitness Test: A Proposed Revision to the Navy Physical Readiness Test (David D. Peterson) Strength and Conditioning Journal (2015)
- Interests: Weight training, big game hunting, watching movies, and studying the Old Testament
- Why Cedarville?: Today’s military, just like our society, has become more secular in nature. Although I will always cherish my time and experiences in the service, I now want to work in an environment dedicated solely to upholding biblical morals and values.