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David Horton, Ed.D


(434) 582-2386




  • Ed.D University of Arkansas
  • M.S.E. University of Central Arkansas
  • B.S.E. University of Central Arkansas


Dr. David Horton came to Liberty University in the fall of 1978 and has served full time since teaching in the undergraduate program. He served as the department chairman from 1980 to 2000. Dr. Horton is an accomplished endurance athlete and the director of over 100 ultra-marathon races. He has run over 100,000 miles and biked over 50,000 miles across the U.S. on trails and roads. A full-length movie (Extraordinary) has been made about his life.

Courses Taught

  • EXSC 310 Physiology of Exercise
  • EXSC 460 Exercise Testing, Evaluation & Prescription
  • EXSC 499 Internship in Exercise Science
  • PHED 235 Beginning Running
  • PHED 236 Advanced Running

Professional Memberships

  • American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
  • Southeast American College of Sports Medicine (SEACSM)


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