David Pavlat

I am in my 20th year as a professor at Central College in the Exercise Science Department. I am a Christian as well. I have almost grown children and a wife of 34 years. I teach core science classes in the program. I really enjoy my job and like going to work each day.

My Life

Favorite Quote

Romans 10:9-10 If you confess with your moth "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. With the heart one believes, resulting in righteousness and with the mouth one confesses, resulting in salvation.

Friends describe me

I like to have fun teaching and doing things in the human performance lab. I have been told my laugh is infectious and helps students to feel comfortable around me.

My hobbies

As a former football player I have some serious arthritis issues in a bunch of joints. I spend time each day trying to work out and find programs that can help me move and live better. I enjoy working with athletes and working in the athletic department as well.

Fantasy dinner guests

Greg Laurie, Donald Trump, and Jesus Christ. I think we would have some interesting conversations.

Best advice I ever received

It's just another hurdle keep on going. Said when I was working on my dissertation.

My undergrad alma mater

Iowa State University

My worst subject in school


In college I drove

Ford Conversion Van

If I weren't a professor, I would

be a strength coach or personal trainer.

Favorite books

The Bible

Favorite movies


Favorite city

Lincoln, NE

Favorite coffee

Caribou any flavor

Nobody knows I

I like to interact with students more than I do these days. I think students are getting too shy.

My latest accomplishment

I have started to read books like it's going out of style.

Current Research

Doing up to 20 semester research projects with my senior exercise physiology students.