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Beth Ulrich, DSc

Associate Professor of Health, Human Performance and Recreation, Department Chair
MacDonald Athletic Center
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Dr. Ulrich serves as Chair and Associate Professor in the Health, Human Performance, and Recreation Department here at Spring Arbor University (SAU). She has been with the university since 2003, starting as an adjunct professor teaching Biomechanics. Before SAU, Dr. Ulrich was the Head Athletic Trainer and Assistant Professor at a sister university. Her passions are teaching people to fuel properly for optimal performance and to move as we are amazingly created to do.

Dr. Ulrich is a certified athletic trainer, licensed in the State of Michigan. She is also a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA). In 2017, she completed her Doctor of Science (DSc) in Health Sciences in Athletic Training degree from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions.

Outside of teaching, Dr. Ulrich enjoys exploring the outdoors with her kids and grandson. She can commonly be found on her paddleboard on a lake, in her kayak on a river, or playing softball with her church team. She also enjoys exercising and is an avid reader.


  • DSc: (Health Sciences in Athletic Training) 2017
  • MA : (Teaching) 1993
  • BA: (Biology) 1990

Memberships and Affiliations

National Athletic Training Association (NATA)

National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA)

Recent Research

Effects of decompression on myofascial trigger points in a 61 year old female over 6 weeks, 2023

Effects of decompression on myofascial trigger points, 2022