Deanne Brooks

AP Associate Professor, Director of Graduate Studies


Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

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Phone: 336.256.0167

Breif Bio

Dr. DeAnne Davis Brooks is an AP Associate Professor and Graduate Program Director in the Department of Kinesiology at UNCG. She holds degrees in Kinesiology, Clinical Exercise Physiology, and Exercise and Sport Science, a post-baccalaureate certificate in Women’s and Gender Studies, and is a Certified Exercise Physiologist, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, and yoga instructor. For over twenty years, Brooks has also coached track and field at the youth and collegiate levels.

Brooks is heavily involved in equity work in higher education and athletics. She is the chair of the Equity Diversity and Inclusion Committee in the Department of Kinesiology, contributes to the DEI Committee in the School of Health and Human Sciences at UNCG, and consults with several major athletics organizations to enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion within their programs.

Brooks has also delivered lectures and workshops to student-athletes, coaches, and athletics administrators nation-wide on the topic of transitioning from competitive athletics to lifelong physical activity. She co-developed the Moving On! program to help athletes make healthy transitions to life after sports.


  • KIN 250 Introduction to Kinesiology
  • KIN 286 Foundations of Sport Coaching


Sport coaching, Sports and physical activity in underrepresented groups, Sport career transition and wellness


Brooks, D. D., Reifsteck, E. J., Powell, S. M., Gill, D. L. (2018). Moving beyond college sports: Participants’ views of the Moving On! Transition Program. Journal of Kinesiology in Higher Education (advanced online publication) doi:10.1080/24711616.2018.1489743

Reifsteck, E. J., Brooks, D. D. (2017). A transition program to help student-athletes move on to lifetime physical activity. Journal of Sport Psychology in Action. March 2017, 1-11.

Reifsteck, E. J., Brooks, D. D., and Shriver, L. (2017). Moving On! Student-Athlete Workbook (2nd ed.). Greensboro, NC: Institute to Promote Athlete Health and Wellness.

Reifsteck, E. J., Brooks, D. D. and Shriver, L. (2017). Moving On! Facilitator Guidebook (2nd ed.). Greensboro, NC: Institute to Promote Athlete Health and Wellness.