Beth Evans

Assistant Professor of Exercise Science
Koury Center (Athletics) 214
2525 Campus Box
Elon, NC 27244 (336) 278-6791


University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Chapel Hill, NC)

PhD, Human Movement Science (Exercise Physiology specialization).  December, 2012.

Dissertation:  "The Impact of Acute Aerobic Exercise on Natural Killer Cell, Catecholamine, and Cortisol Responses in Breast Cancer Survivors."

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Chapel Hill, NC)

MA, Exercise and Sport Science (Exercise Physiolology specialization).  August, 2008.

Thesis:  "Cardiovascular and Blood Lactate Responses to Low, Moderate, and High Intensity Exercise in Breast Cancer Patients:  Is Intensity a True Reflection of Perceived Exertion?"

Rhodes College (Memphis, TN)

BS, Physics.  May, 2002.

Employment History

Elon University (Elon, NC)

Assistant Professor (Full-time Limited Term).  Department of Exercise Science. 

Adjunct Assistant Professor.  Department of Exercise Science. 2013-2014.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Chapel Hill, NC)

Part-time Lecturer.  Department of Exercise and Sport Science.  2012-2013.

Graduate Student Research and Teaching Assistant.  Applied Physiology Laboratory.  Department of Exercise and Sport Science. 2006-2012.

Duke University Medical Center (Durham, NC)

Research Technician.  Department of Radiation Oncology.   2003-2006.

Courses Taught

ESS 263:  NeuroMotor Control

ESS 295:  Research Methods

ESS 321:  Biomechanics

ESSL 321:  Biomechanics Laboratory

ESS 322:  Epidemiology of Physical Activity

ESS 324:  Physiology of Exercise

ESSL 324:  Physiology of Exercise Laboratory

ESS 370:  Physical Activity and Cancer


I am an exercise physiologist by training, and the population I work with is the breast cancer survivor population.  My primary areas of interest involve investigating the physiologoical side effects of cancer treatments, as well as examining physiolgoical responses to aerobic exercise in these individuals. My secondary research interests involve examining the effect of various types of exercise modaliites and therapeutic interventions on endocrine and immune system biomarkers in both healthy and clinical populations.

Professional Activities

Member of the American College of Sports Medicine (National and Southeast regional chapter), the International Society of Exercise and Immunology, the American Physiological Society, and the Council on Undergraduate Research


Sustainability Faculty Scholar.  Elon University.  November, 2014-present.

Karen E. Hornbostel Award.  American College of Sports Medicine Cancer Interest Group.  May, 2013.

Doctoral Student Research Award Finalist.  Southeast Regional Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine.  February, 2013.

Future Faculty Fellowship.  Center for Faculty Excellence.  University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  August, 2011.

Member of the Royster Society of Fellows.  Recipient of the John Motley Morehead Fellowship.  University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  August, 2008-December, 2012.

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