CHHS Welcomes New Director of the School of Health and
Applied Human Sciences
Christopher Lantz, Ed.D., M.A.
Professor and Director
School of Health & Applied Human Sciences
College of Health & Human Services
Dr. Chris Lantz is the new Director for the School of Health and Applied Human Sciences in the College of Health and Human Services at the University of North Carolina Wilmington effective
July 1, 2012. "We are excited to have Chris join our CHHS Leadership Team", said Founding Dean Charles J. Hardy. "His experience, passion and leadership skills will no doubt positively contribute to our journey toward sustainable distinction", said Hardy.
Dr. Lantz came to UNCW from Truman State University (Kirksville, MO), where he served as tenured Professor and Department Chair of Health and Exercise Sciences from 2002- 2012. In that capacity, he led a program in Exercise Science and accredited programs in Health Science and Athletic Training. He also led the department to successful completion of its first capital campaign and partnered with the Truman Institute to develop the Center for Health Initiatives and Programming. Prior to beginning a career in higher education, Dr. Lantz served as the founding director of a hospital-based community wellness center.
Dr. Lantz earned his Ed.D. in Sport Behavior from West Virginia University. He also holds a Masters of Arts in Sport Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology from West Virginia Wesleyan College.
Dr. Lantz has received several teaching and leadership awards including the Robert M. Taylor Professional Service and the Scholar of the Year awards from the Missouri Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (MOAHPERD). He also served as the Association’s President and chaired its Research Section for 9 years. Dr. Lantz has served on a variety of boards and committees with the Association of Applied Sport Psychology, Council for Undergraduate Research, Phi Lambda Phi National Fraternity, and the West Virginia University College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences.