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Justin Kilian, CSCS, CES, EP-C

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 Exercise Science.  He is the Director of both the Functional Assessment Lab and the Minor in Strength and Conditioning. He has been integral in strength and conditioning curriculum development since being hired.  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 and a volunteer goalie coach for Women’s Lacrosse. He is also involved with the National Strength and Conditioning Association as an exam preparation instructor for the Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) credential.

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

Professional Activity

  • Regional instructor for the National Strength and Conditioning exam prep clinics
  • Liberty Men’s Lacrosse Assistant Coach
  • Liberty Women’s Lacrosse Volunteer Goalie Coach
  • Developed Strength and Conditioning Minor and Cognate at Liberty University
  • Present research nationally at National Strength and Conditioning Association and American College of Sports Medicine conferences


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

Research Interests

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


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