- Masters in Sports Medicine -- United States Sports Academy
- Bachelors in Kinesiology – Midwestern State University
- Certified Scuba Diving Instructor PADI # 288291 (ret)
- First Aid/CPR Instructor—EFR PADI # 288291 (ret)
- Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist – National Strength and Conditioning Association (ret)
- NCAA Division II Official for Lone-Star, Heartland, SAC, ACCAC and Southland Conferences (ret)
Grand Canyon University – 2013-2018
Apply learning principles and best practices to design, develop and implement training.
Evaluating a broad range of delivery methods: instructor-led, on-line, micro-learnings, gamification, multimedia programs and job aids.
Develop course objectives, content outlines and methodology, and revise as necessary.
Develop instructional materials using Workforce Development standardized templates, branding and processes.
Develop and conduct evaluation of training materials to ensure effectiveness and recommend improvements to existing materials and delivery methods.
Serve as a department/organizational resource for design and development knowledge, learning principles, authoring tools and examples for writing training documentation.
Incorporate new technologies and practices into new and existing training.
Grand Canyon University – 2010-2018
- Instruct courses within the major of Biology, Exercise Science, and Coaching.
- Assist students outside classroom hours.
- Stay current on topics and practices related to sports medicine, exercise science and coaching.
- Actively support the university mission and initiatives.
- Engage in professional development activities.
- Willingness to assume additional duties as assigned.
Padi - 2010-2018
Manage course revisions in accordance with instructional design principles and with collaboration with the development team in California.
Update existing course materials to reflect changes in laws and regulations according to Padi standards.
Phoenix Community College – 2011-2012
Mesa Community College – 2010-2011
Apollo College - 2009-2010
Exercise Physiologist – 1989-2000
- Sport Medicine Consultant | Canadian, TX
- Panhandle pediatrics | Amarillo, TX Sports Ranch | Dallas, TX
- Advanced Phys. Med | Lubbock, TX
- Central Back Care | Dallas, TX Back in Action | Dallas, TX Wichita Falls Clinic | Wichita Falls, TX
Managed the daily supervision and administration of wellness/fitness program that specialized in workers’ comp with a 75% success of patients returning to work.
Conducted fitness assessments and testing; enrolled new Fitness Center participants, evaluated cardio-respiratory and muscle conditioning of Fitness Center participants through non-evasive measurements, determined participants’ interests and goals, inputted testing results into data base, instructed participants on proper exercise techniques.
Developed and prescribed exercise programs; instructed participants on proper exercise technique, use of fitness equipment and fitness concepts (i.e., attaining suggested exercise heart rate).
Wellness Coach/Personal Training for participants who were interested in purchasing the Health Improvement Program.
Drafted monthly reports and data summaries; gathered data concerning new members from the Service Desk, setting up fitness orientations, fitness tests and/or assessments. Maintained records of all programming and attendance each month; maintain liability waivers for group exercise classes and special events for 6 months.
Aided in developing and instructing group exercise classes; suggest formatting of group exercise classes, taught participants on class method, purpose and procedure.
Coordinated group exercise programs; maintained class attendance records and member input to evaluate the scheduling of classes; evaluated the schedule of classes monthly; replaced instructors that call in, whenever possible. Observed and monitored group exercise instructors on a regular basis.
Developed and directed health education and motivational programs; carried out projects as assigned by General Manager; recommended new approaches to General Manager; assisted with additional recreation programs.
Fostered and supported professional, team-oriented environment.
Instrumental in training professional athletes employed by the Dallas Cowboys, Dallas Mavericks and Dallas Stars who were injured or in need of improvement in pre and post season.
Utilized knowledge and skills necessary to identify resting and exercise ECG changes associated with the following: Bundle Branch Blocks, AV Blocks, sinus bradycardia and tachycardia, VPCs including frequency, form) A-Flutter, A-Fibrillation.
Director of Sports Medicine
Southwest Neuroscience & Spine Center | Amarillo, TX
Hired, directed, disciplined and trained the Fitness Center staff, group exercise instructors and aquatic staff. Reported and administered all staff conflicts. Crafted all departmental schedules in a timely manner and found substitutes when necessary. Submitted all new hire paperwork to Human Resources. Kept record of employees’ attendance. Submitted staff hours to payroll administrator.
Mobile Testing Service | Dallas, TX
Provided clinical testing (Functional Capacity Evaluations) at individual physician’s facility
Worked with workers’ compensation in the Austin, Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio area.
Scheduled appointments with physician’s office concerning their patients.
Provided expert witness testimony in works’ comp. hearings and benefit evaluations.
Responsible for budget and operation costs of a multi-million dollar business.
Head Athletic Trainer
Tuskegee University | Tuskegee, Al
Conducted an initial assessment of each athlete's injury or illness in order to provide emergency or continued care, and to determine whether they needed to be referred to physicians for definitive diagnosis and treatment. Cared for athletic injuries using physical therapy equipment, techniques, and medication. Conferred with coaches in order to select protective equipment. Assessed and reported the progress of recovering athletes to coaches and physicians.
Evaluated athletes' readiness to play, and provide participation clearances when necessary and warranted.
Instructed coaches, athletes, parents, medical personnel, and community members in the care and prevention of athletic injuries. Recommended special diets in order to improve athletes' health, increase their stamina, and/or alter their weight.
Collaborated with physicians in order to develop and implement comprehensive rehabilitation programs for athletic injuries.
Advised athletes on the proper use of equipment. Planned and implemented comprehensive athletic injury and illness prevention programs.