Courteney L. Benjamin
Assistant Professor
School of Health Professions
Department of Kinesiology
2G14 CHS Building 2

Courteney Benjamin joined Samford University's Department of Kinesiology in 2020. She grew up in north Florida. Courteney is married to Amos Benjamin and they have two dogs, Remi and Wiktor. In her free time, Courteney enjoys spending time with her family and friends, going to the beach, fishing, hunting, reading, and cooking. Her mission is to encourage others with a Jeremiah 17:8 life, “They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes: its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.”

Degrees and Certifications: 

  • PhD, Kinesiology, University of Connecticut
  • MS, Sports Science, Florida State University
  • BS, Exercise Science, University of West Florida

Research Interest:

  • Thermoregulation
  • Hydration and sports nutrition
  • Athlete monitoring
  • Exercise performance

Awards and Honors:

  • NCAA D2 2012 Women’s Soccer National Champion, UWF, player
  • WPSL 2012 National Champion, player
  • NCAA D1 2014 Women’s Soccer National Champion, FSU, S&C coach


  • American College of Sports Medicine
  • National Strength and Conditioning Association