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Jennifer Lancaster

Assistant Professor ATC, LAT

2nd Season


  • B.S. East Central University, 2001
  • M.S. Southeast Missouri State University, 2003
  • Ph.D Texas Woman's University, 2011


Dr. Jennifer Lancaster with kids on Haiti mission trip.

Dr. Jennifer Lancaster joins the Tarleton State Kinesiology Department for her first season in 2013.  Dr. Lancaster earned her bachelor’s degree at East Central University in Oklahoma and continued on to complete her master’s degree in Missouri.  In 2011, she completed her doctoral degree.  Dr. Lancaster comes to Tarleton State after spending four years with RL Turner High School in Carrollton, Texas as an athletic trainer and sports medicine teacher.  She previously worked at Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas as an assistant athletic trainer/instructor and then as coordinator for the Athletic Training Education Program.

Dr. Lancaster aids Dr. Steve Simpson in the supervision and education of students in the Tarleton State Sports Medicine program.  In her previous experience, Dr. Lancaster has conducted research involving athletic training curriculum and ACL prevention.  She has also served on the Southwest Athletic Trainers Association Student Education and Research Committee.  Dr. Lancaster was honored as an educator when nominated as an Outstanding Texas Educator in 2012, as a member of Who’s Who in North American Educators in 2010, and by the Midwestern State College of Health and Human Services for collaboration in interdisciplinary work.

Raised in Ada, Oklahoma, Dr. Lancaster is the daughter of Lee and Dorothy Lancaster.  In her spare time, she enjoys being active.  Among her favorite activities are camping, kayaking, fishing, running, biking, and white-water rafting.  She also enjoys traveling.  Dr. Lancaster has been to Panama and Haiti as part of the Christian Sports Medicine Alliance and International Sports Federation, where she provided education and medical care as well as assisted with other service opportunities.  Dr. Lancaster has spent time with other service projects including Relay for Life, fundraising for Special Olympics teams, and working with her church’s young adult group.

Quick Facts

Dr. Jennifer Lancaster

Jennifer Lancaster

Classes Taught

  • HLTH 231
  • Prevention of Care of Athletic Injuries (KINE 3312)
  • Lower Extremity Assessment (KINE 3313)
  • Therapeutic Exercise and Rehabilitation (KINE 3314)
  • Upper Extremity Assessment (KINE 3315)
  • Therapeutic Modalities (KINE 4312)
  • Research in Kinesiology (KINE 5303)

Quotes to Live By

A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives. 

-Jackie Robinson

Favorite Fitness Routine


Turbo Kickboxing

Why is Kinesiology Important?

We are all designed to move!! Movement actually helps us maintain a mental focus and delays the onset of many health issues. It’s important as professionals in this field that we get the correct information into the hands of the public in order to promote good life choices for people of all ages.