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Justin Kilian, CSCS, CES, EP-C

Program Director/Associate Professor of Health Sciences

(434) 592-6943




  • Ph.D., Concordia University
  • M.Ed., University of Virginia
  • B.S., Liberty University


Justin Kilian is an Associate Professor of Strength and Conditioning.  He is the founding director of the B.S. in strength and conditioning, as well as the Director of both the Functional Assessment Lab and the Minor in Strength and Conditioning. Justin comes to Liberty after working in both gym and hospital settings. Outside the classroom, he enjoys coaching athletes as a strength and conditioning and goalie coach for Liberty Men’s Lacrosse. He is also involved with the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) as an exam preparation instructor for the Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) credential and serves on the executive committee of the NSCA’s Educators Special Interest Group.


Courses Taught

  • EXSC 320: Measurement and Evaluation
  • EXSC 340: Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning
  • EXSC 345: Applied Strength and Conditioning
  • EXSC 401: Seminar in Strength and Conditioning
  • EXSC 440: Programming and Periodization for Strength and Conditioning
  • EXSC 486: Strength and Conditioning Specialist Workshop
  • EXSC 540: Advanced Strength Development
  • EXSC 541: Advanced Speed & Agility
  • EXSC 542: Advanced Conditioning & Recovery


Professional Activity

  • Regional instructor for the National Strength and Conditioning exam prep clinics
  • Liberty Men’s Lacrosse Assistant Coach
  • Founding Director of B.S. and Minor in Strength and Conditioning
  • Presents research nationally at National Strength and Conditioning Association


  • NSCA Foundation Challenge Scholarship recipient
  • ILLUMINATE Grant for the improvement of teaching
  • Center for Research and Scholarship Grant recipient


Research Interests

  • Physical and performance characteristics of lacrosse players
  • Activity profiling of lacrosse players
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