Tyler Farney, PhD
Assistant Professor - Texas A&M University-Kingsville
MS - Health and Sport Sciences '11
Why did you choose the University of Memphis?
I chose the University of Memphis because of the faculty within my department. My professors are well known within the field of Exercise and Sport Science, which greatly enhanced my time while pursuing my master's degree. My development as a student was greatly enhanced in both the classroom and laboratory because of the outstanding faculty within the College of Health Sciences.
Why did you choose your major?
I pursued my major in Health and Sport Sciences because I wanted to continue my passion of learning about the human body. The College of Health Sciences had a great curriculum that encompassed classes such as Metabolic/Cardiovascular Physiology, Muscle Physiology and Mechanical Aspects of Human Movement. These classes have provided me with a great foundation of knowledge that benefited me for when I continued on to my doctorate program.
What was your experience like in the College of Health Sciences?
I had a tremendous experience within the College of Health Sciences. The foundation that was built while I was at The UofM greatly enhanced my skills during my doctorate program. The faculty within the College of Health Sciences fully prepared me for all the challenges I encountered when I continued on to pursue my PhD.
Was there any particular faculty or staff member from our college that made an impact on you and how/why?
I was extremely fortunate to have Dr. Richard Bloomer as my mentor while at the UofM. Dr. Bloomer is a brilliant instructor that taught me to many valuable lessons. His monitorship style is one that I continue on with my students. Dr. Bloomer fully prepared me to complete my PhD, and for all he did, I am extremely grateful.
What were your favorite classes and/or activities?
My favorite classes were Metabolic/Cardiovascular Physiology, Muscle Physiology and Mechanical Aspects of Human Movement.
How did our college prepare you for your career?
The faculty within the College of Health Sciences demanded a lot out of their students. They were extremely fair, but demanded a lot. This high demand made me push myself, which accelerated my development. I valued how hard my professors pushed me because it made me a better student and person.
What is a day in the life of your career like?
My days consist of teaching courses, conducting research, mentoring students, and working on manuscripts.
What’s your favorite memory from the UofM and/or the College of Health Sciences?
My favorite memories overall were the time spent conducting research because we had great interaction with the participants. Additionally, all of the graduate students worked well together which made the whole process very enjoyable.
What advice would you give current or incoming students?
I would advise to take advantage of the wealth of information the faculty within the College of Health Sciences possess. The faculty are very well known within their respected disciplines, so spend time getting to know your professors. They will help you out as a student to get to whatever the next step is in your future endeavors.
Why would you recommend the College of Health Sciences?
Absolutely, without any hesitation, I would say that the College of Health Sciences
is one of the best places to attend.
If you could go back, what would you do differently?
The only thing I wish I would have done differently was to be more relaxed for my
Thesis Defense. I was so nervous that I probably forgot my own name.
Anything else you'd like to add?
I am beyond thankful for Dr. Bloomer and the College of Health Sciences. I fully credit much of my success to Dr. Bloomer and the other faculty I was blessed to be around.