Rodney Bussey, PhD

   ProfessorRod Bussey
   Phone: 423.236.2457
   Office Room #: HWC 3123 
   Fall 2019 Course Schedule

Rod Bussey is a Professor in the School of Physical Education, Health, and Wellness at Southern Adventist University. His responsibilities include teaching Psychology and Sociology of Sports, Health for Life, Biomechanics, Drugs and Society, Walking/Jogging, Current Issues in Health, Wellness Methods, Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries, and Weight Training. In addition, Rod is the Health Science degree adviser.

Bussey, a Canadian native, graduated from Canadian University College (Lacombe, A.) with a BEd Degree in Secondary Health and Physical Education in 1991. He continued his education at Azusa Pacific University (Azusa, CA.) where he received a MEd in Physical Education in 2002. In 2008, Rod completed his PhD in Kinesiology from Texas Woman's University (Denton, TX).

Bussey began his career at Kingsway College (Oshawa, ON) in 1991. After three years he accepted a position at Fraser Valley Adventist Academy (Aldergrove, BC) in 1994. Five years later, Rod moved to Southern California to work at Redlands Adventist Academy (Redlands, CA). while also working on his master's degree at Azusa. Upon completion of his master's degree in 2002, Rod accepted a call to Southwestern Adventist University (SWAU) in Keene, TX. After 11 years at SWAU, Rod accepted his current position at Southern.

Throughout his 22-year career, Rod has taught and coached from elementary to the collegiate level. In addition to teaching health and physical education, Rod has served as an athletic director, intramurals director, coached an acrobatic high school touring team, as well as various team sports. He has developed athletic programs at two institutions and even served as an academy vice-principal.

Rod is a professional member of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance; Tennessee Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance; Seventh-day Adventist Health, Physical Education & Recreation Association. He served as President for the SDA-HPERA in 2008. He holds Certified Wellness Practictioner (CWP) certification from the National Wellness Institute (NWI).

Amongst the acknowledgements of his service, Rod is most appreciative of his British Columbia Conference teacher recognition award in 1998. As well as, being honored as a nominee for the Prime Minister of Canada Teaching Award in 1999.

Rod enjoys family time, hiking, running, sports especially hockey, and baking. The most important part of Rod's life is his family. Rod and his wife, Delise, have two girls, Nylia and Miscily. 

Typical Weekly Schedule
Please contact directly by email or phone to ensure an office appointment.

8 a.m.  Office     Office    Office  
8:30 a.m.  Health For Life Health For Life
9 a.m. Biomechanics Biomechanics Biomechanics 
9:30 a.m.    
10 a.m.     Prevention & Care of Athletic Injury    Prevention & Care of Athletic Injury Office
11 a.m.   Medical Terminology    Convocation  PEHW Meeting
(Once a month) 
12 p.m.   Medical Terminology     Office 
1 p.m. Psyc & Sociology of Sports Office  Psyc & Sociology of Sports    
2 p.m. Walking/Jogging   Walking/Jogging    
3 p.m.          
4 p.m.          
5 p.m.          
6 p.m.          

Class Meeting Location

  • COOP-465-D: Coop Education
    Meets: Arranged
  • HLED 173-A: Health for Life
    Meets: Hulsey Wellness Center 3135
  • HLED-210-A, and B: Medical Terminology
    Meets: Hulsey Wellness Center 3149
  • HLED-373-A: Prevention & Care of Athletic Injury
    Meets: Hulsey Wellness Center 3145
  • PEAC-121-A: Walking/Jogging
    Meets: Hulsey Wellness Center 3149 or at outdoor track
  • PEAC-140-A: Weight Training
  • Meets: HWC 3145 & then on Fitness Floor
  • PETH 295-A: DS: Leadership and Marketing Analysis
    Meets: Arranged
  • PETH 314-A: Biomechanics
    Meets: Hulsey Wellness Center 3145
  • PETH-474-A: Psyc and Sociology of Sports
    Meets: Hulsey Wellnes Center 3145