Duston Morris, Ph.D., M.S.


Dr. Morris is the owner and founder of 3 Sport Fitness, an endurance performance coaching service, and serves as the Senior Vice President and Clinic Director for Alive With Mission Me, a not-for-profit organization committed to combating childhood obesity and increasing physical activity through the development of youth multisport curricula and programs. Dr. Morris has been locally and nationally recognized for his work in youth & adult multisport, health prevention and promotion, and fitness/endurance training for adults.


2010       Ph.D. Health Science, University of Arkansas

1997     M.S.     Parks, Recreation, and Tourism, University of Missouri-Columbia

1993     B.A.     Psychology, University Missouri-Columbia

1989     Liberal Arts Education; General Education, Crowder College


Professional Affiliations/Certifications

United States Triathlon Organization, Certified Triathlon Coach

American Council on Exercise, Certified Personal Trainer

National Council of Therapeutic Recreation Certification, Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist

American Red Cross, Professional Rescuer and Lifeguard

Research and Professional Interest

Influence of therapeutic recreation activities on behaviors of individuals with mental illness; Health related benefits of recreation & fitness; Effects of recreation on stress, drug and alcohol consumption in higher education; Drug and alcohol behavior patterns of elementary school children; Obesity, body image, and sexuality; Exercise motivation and exercise adherence; Obesity guideline adherence; Influence of multisport activities on health behavior patterns of children & adolescents; Healthy lifestyle characteristics of adults and children; Multi-sport participation as a determinant of health lifestyles.

Teaching Experience


Alive With Mission Me!: Coaching Youth Multi Sport Athletes, Youth Clinic Development & Implementation, Nutrition & Performance of Youth Multi Sport Athletes, Training Principles of Youth Multi Sport Athletes.

University of Kansas Medical Center: Health Psychology, Physical Activity, Overweight & Obesity, Models of Health Behavior.

University of Arkansas: Drug Education, HIV/AIDS Education, Wellness Concepts, Weight Management, Nutrition and Performance, Health Consumerism, Health Planning, Health & Aging, Public Health.

Northwest Arkansas Community College: Aerobic Weight Training, Wellness Concepts

Fitness Concepts, Recreational Fitness, Beginning Golf.

Longwood University: Introduction to Therapeutic Recreation, Introduction to Leisure Services Delivery, Mental Health and Therapeutic Recreation, Therapeutic Recreation and Medical Settings, Program Planning in Therapeutic Recreation, Supervision and Administration in Recreation, Physical Conditioning for Individuals with Disabilities.

Fulton State Hospital: Recreation Planning for Individuals with Mental Illness, Fitness Training for Individuals with Mental Illness, Nonviolent Crisis Intervention.