Tara Whiton

Dean of Athletics and Co-Curricular Activities
PhD East Tennessee State University
M.S. Montana State University
B.S. University of Southern Maine
NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
Certified Sport Nutritionist
Certified Exercise Physiologist

Bio

Dr. Whiton holds a PhD in Sport Performance and Physiology from the Center of Excellence for Sports Science and Coach Education at East Tennessee State University where she has done extensive research on the intricacies of athlete development and performance. She has worked with the best track and field, cross country, and Nordic skiing athletes and coaches around the country in both the NCAA and NAIA at schools such as King University, Milligan College, Montana State University, and Bowdoin College and has been successful at helping these athletes and coaches to develop their strength and nutrition training interventions. She is a passionate coach—both for athletes and fellow coaches—who loves helping everyone, regardless of talent, reach their full potential. She also holds a master’s degree in exercise science and nutrition from Montana State University and completed her bachelors at the University of Southern Maine. She and husband Tim Whiton ’05 live in Bethel with their son, Rhys. When she is not in the weight room or roving the mountains of western Maine, Dr. Whiton enjoys cooking, picking wildflowers, and reading non-fiction.