Our Wildcat Wellness courses give students the tools and resources needed to be physically fit and healthy for a lifetime.

The variety of exercises, techniques and equipment used will allow students to experience several different ways to exercise and “work out”, which will likely lead to them finding exercises they enjoy and want to continue performing after completing the course.

Students will also learn how to create their own Health and Fitness plans that work towards specific health, fitness and career goals.

The Strength & Conditioning Curriculum focuses on developing & improving Health Related Fitness which includes Muscular Strength, Muscular Endurance, Cardiovascular Endurance, Flexibility and Improved Body Composition.
Also, Skill Related Fitness which includes Agility, Balance, Coordination, Speed, Reaction Time and Explosive Power.

By the end of the course the students will be able to demonstrate a satisfactory level of knowledge, technique and competency in the following areas*:

  • General knowledge of Basic Anatomy, Physiology and Biomechanics.
  • Nutrition.
  • Calisthenics / Body Resistance Exercises.
  • Running / Sprinting.
  • Resistance Bands.
  • Medicine Ball Training.
  • Weight Training / Olympic Lifting / Powerlifting.
  • Circuit and Cross Training.
  • Plyometrics.
  • Aerobics [basic/dance/water].
  • Rowing.
  • Jump Rope.
  • Stretching / Yoga.
The Strength and Conditioning Program has been extremely beneficial for our athletic teams, too, who are in the weight room weekly, completing sport specific workouts.




Coach Tyrell Johnson is entering his 3rd year on staff at Episcopal Collegiate. A former stand-out athlete at Rison High School (Rison, AR.), he went on to become a four-time All Sun Belt selection, a 2007 NCAA football All-American, and a record holder for tackles in a single game in the NCAA while earning his Bachelor's Degree at Arkansas State University. With 7 year of NFL playing experience, Coach Johnson's strength training classes and coaching are not only increasing athletic abilities in students, but teaching them the importance of perseverance and dedication.


Coach Lister is a graduate of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, earning a Bachelor’s in Exercise Science and a minor in Health and Physical Education. Coach Lister is a highly decorated Air Force veteran of 25 years who was awarded the Air Force Meritorious Service Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal, Air Force Achievement Medal and Korean Service Medal. Coach Lister served in Operation Enduring Freedom, Iraqi Freedom, Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm. Coach Lister has 5 years of high school baseball coaching experience and over 10 years of showcase coaching experience. Coach Lister has helped over 375 players obtain scholarships and currently has 3 players drafted into major league baseball. Coach Lister also has a passion for coaching girls basketball. Coach Lister’s coaching duties will be PSL football, assistant girls basketball and baseball.