Melissa Hatton

Adjunct Professor

Department of Exercise Sciences and Sport Studies



Melissa Hatton is a Certified Personal Trainer through NASM, and a NASM Subject Matter Expert. Prof. Hatton has been teaching as an adjunct at Cal U since 2010. She also teaches in the NASM online CPT course, as well as their online CES course. Melissa is a member of the Panel of Experts on She manages her own personal training business where she visits clients in the comfort of their own homes. Melissa has been married for 25 years and has two children, both of which are collegiate athletes. In her free time she enjoys hiking in our national parks, Spinning, practicing yoga, and resistance training.


Research Interests

Prof. Hatton is interested in nutrition and its role in fitness, performance, and overall wellness.  She regularly writes questions for the NASM CPT certification exam.

  • B.S.: Sport Management Wellness and Fitness, Cal U
  • M.S.: Exercise Science and Health Promotion, Cal U