Webber Hires Director for Sports Performance, Health, & Fitness Program

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Webber International University announced today that it has hired Dr. Carleigh H. Boone to lead its new Sports Performance, Health, and Fitness program on its Babson Park, Florida Campus.

Dr. Charles Shieh, the University’s Chief Academic Officer and the Florida Campus’ Academic Dean, said, “Dr. Boone brings both a solid academic background and significant university teaching experience to the program.”

Dr. Boone completed her undergraduate and graduate education and training at the University of Central Florida in the areas of Sport & Exercise Science and Exercise Physiology, respectively. During her time at the University of Central Florida, she conducted research examining recovery from exercise with and without nutritional supplementation among trained and untrained adults, as well as the effects of a nutraceutical supplement on markers of glucose regulation in pre-diabetics.  Dr. Boone has six years of university teaching experience, has presented at seven national conferences across the U.S., and has co-authored 24 peer-reviewed publications.

Established in 1927 by Roger Babson as the first college chartered under Florida’s then new charitable and educational laws, and one of the first schools of business for women in the nation, Webber International University now educates men and women from over 50 different nations.  Degrees are offered at the associate’s, bachelor’s, and master’s level through traditional day, accelerated night and weekend, and entirely on-line formats. Joining Webber as a branch campus in 2011, St. Andrews University (Laurinburg, NC) offers a comprehensive liberal arts program and has roots dating to 1896. The University features highly qualified faculty, highly engaged staff, small class size, and a wide array of intercollegiate sports and other extracurricular activities. The University has been recognized as a US News and World Reports Best Regional Colleges: South, a Princeton Review Best Southeastern College, and has earned Petersons’ top marks for academics, value and community. The University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, and numerous programs have earned additional programmatic accreditations.