- Bachelor of Science, Exercise and Sport Science, UNIVERSITY OF UTAH
- Master of Science, Health and Exercise Science, COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY
I earned my MS degree in Health and Exercise Science from Colorado State University in 2000. I am a Certified Health Fitness Director (HFD) and Certified Cancer Exercise Trainer through the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).
I have worked as an educator for the University of Utah since 2001 and have instructed courses including Exploration of Movement Science, Practicum in Fitness Leadership, Supervised Internship, and Independent Study. Although, I consistently teach one academic class per semester, most of the education I provide involves mentoring undergraduate and graduate students in practical application of health, fitness and wellness assessment and program management at PEAK.
PEAK Health and Fitness is a partnership between the College of Health and the Office of Wellness and Integrative Health at the University of Utah. PEAK offers a variety of workshops and seminars, health assessment and fitness testing, nutrition services, continuing education opportunities, and our popular employee fitness classes! PEAK's core responsibility is to provide practical training and education for undergraduate and graduate students in the College of Health. These types of opportunities foster the development of knowledge, skills, and abilities for the students and provide professional level health, fitness and wellness services to the University and Community members.
Under my direction, PEAK won the 2014 Beacon of Excellence Award in recognition of the transformational experiences our clinic provides for students. I was honored to be selected as a Fellow in the Academy of Health Science Educators in April 2015 in recognition of outstanding accomplishment in health science education.
I am committed to continue to learn and am currently working toward completing the requirements to become a Higher Education Teaching Specialist (HETs) through the University’s Center for Teaching and Leaning Excellence (CTLE). When I’m not teaching, I love to exercise outdoors and travel with my family.