"Opportunity is a gift. 
  Individual preparation is a responsibility."

Andy Hatchett

Associate Professor and Coordinator of Health Sciences

Ph.D. University of Mississippi - 2008
M.A. University of Mississippi - 2000
B.S. Coastal Carolina University - 1997

Courses Taught
BI 410 – Exercise Physiology
BI 415 – Kinesiology, BI 235 
Human Health and Nutrition
BI 101/102 – Introduction to Biolog
BI 480 – Seminar in Biology

Research Interests & Areas of Expertise
The pursuit of fitness, efficient human movement, self-rehabilitation, influence of nutrition on performance, behavior change, health outcomes, community development

Honors & Awards

  • American Society of Psychosocial Oncology – APOS Research Fellowship Award (2011)
  • Nominated Louisiana AHPERD:  Taylor Dodson Young Professional Award Winner (2011)
  • University of Louisiana at Lafayette Faculty Summer Research Grant (2009)
  • CrossFit Incorporated, CrossFit Level 1 Training Scholarship (2008)
  • J. Robert Blackburn Graduate Award in Exercise Science, University of Mississippi, School of Applied Sciences (2006)

Publications and Presentations

Hatchett, A.G., Hallam, J.S. and Ford-Wade, M.A. Evaluation of a social cognitive theory based email intervention designed to enhance the physical activity of survivors of breast cancer: A randomized trial (2012) Psycho-Oncology

Hatchett, A.G. and Bellar, D.M. Physiologic and behavioral outcomes of a physical activity intervention designed specifically for survivors of cancer: a pilot study  (2012) Integrative Medicine: A Clinician's Journal

Hatchett, A.G. The development and implementation of a functional fitness program at the University level (2010) CrossFit Journal, February 2010

Professional Memberships

  • American Psychosocial Oncology Society  (2010 – current)
  • American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance  (2009 – current)
  • American Association for Health Education (2006 – 2009)
  • Society of Behavioral Medicine  (2006 – 2009)
  • AmericanCollege of Sports Medicine  (1998 – 2010)
  • National Intramural Sports Association  (1995-2011)


Conferences Attended

American Psychosocial Oncology Society 
American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance 
American Association for Health Education
Society of Behavioral Medicine 
AmericanCollege of Sports Medicine 
National Intramural Sports Association 

Grants Received 

The University of Mississippi, Associates Grant (2007)

Oncologists’ attitudes toward recommending physical activity during cancer treatment. Funded: $1000.00

Personal Interests
Spending as much time as possible with my wife and our two daughters, the pursuit of fitness, surfing, reading, woodworking.