About Mark Faries

Mark D. Faries, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor and Graduate Coordinator within the Department of Kinesiology and Health Science at Stephen F. Austin State University, and an Adjunct Assistant Professor within the College of Medicine at Texas A&M University.

Dr. Faries’ directs the Lifestyle Medicine and Behavior Lab, and his research seeks to move beyond current perspectives to elucidate why and how people initiate and maintain health behaviors. In other words, he is concerned with medication adherence, when lifestyle is the medicine. He is also founder of FitnessPudding.com, a site dedicated to common health and fitness myths.

Subjects Covered

The Art and Science of Coaching