TRACI THOMPSON, MS, ACSM HFD, CSCS portrait
  • Director, PEAK Health and Fitness, Wellness and Integrative Health
  • Adjunct Instructor, Nutrition & Integrative Physiology
  • Associate Professor (Clinical), Kinesiology

Internal Service

  • Peer teaching review for two online/hybrid courses for non-tenure-track RPT evaluations. Reviewer, 01/29/2021 - present. College service.
  • College of Health Scholarship Committee Member. member, 08/20/2020 - 07/31/2021. College service.
  • Donated time and equipment to support College of Health U giving day With your generous contributions and matching gifts from our Alumni Board Members and Senior VP of Health, Dr. Michael Good, we have: · Raised over $2600 for student scholarships · Raised awareness for the need of more scholarship support · Pushed for the success of our future health care providers. 02/24/2020 - 02/24/2020. Department service.
  • Health and Kinesiology Marketing committee (Education Focus). member, 11/06/2019 - present. Department service.
  • Task Force for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning in the College of Health. invited member, 03/22/2019 - present. College service.
  • Academy of Health Science Educators education symposium committee . member, 01/01/2019 - present. University service.
  • Curriculum development: Created H EDU 4466 and redesigned KINES 4466 – This project was undertaken to eliminate the redundancy of having two assessment classes (H EDU 2200 and KINES 4466) by removing the existing health assessment course, H EDU 2200, and replacing it with H EDU 4466, which will meet with KINES 4466 for the first session of each semester. The purpose of this course is to give students hands-on laboratory-based learning experiences to enhance health and wellness in future clients. Students will learn health, biometric and fitness assessment skills and construct tailored recommendations for next steps based on results. 08/13/2018 - 12/14/2018. Department service.
  • Taught Instructional Designer certificate course through the Academy of Health Science Educators (March 9-April 6 2018). This course is designed to provide participants with practical knowledge and experience in applying instructional design principles in developing education: from a single lecture to an entire course. Topics included mapping to accreditation standards, developing and leveling objectives, selecting assessment and teaching strategies consistent with objectives. Taught Instructional Designer certificate course through the Academy of Health Science Educators, 03/09/2018 - 04/06/2018. Other service.
  • Working with H EDU faculty to create a corporate wellness emphasis within their CHES track This will give the CHES students an opportunity to get needed experience/certification to sit for the ACSM certification exam and improve employability of their students. It will also increase the number of students enrolled in several KINES courses including Physiology of Fitness, 4464, 4465, 4800 and 4810. 01/15/2018 - 10/26/2018. Department service.
  • Computing and Information Services Committee. member, 08/21/2017 - present. College service.
  • Worked with COH academic advisors to facilitate Wasatch Front Health Sciences in Education Partnership high school internship program at PEAK. The goals of this program are to increase the diversity in the future healthcare workforce by exposing High School Students in the Salt Lake Valley from diverse backgrounds to observational opportunities in a variety of healthcare fields. We hosted 12 high school students over 6 weeks. 08/21/2017 - 05/18/2018. College service.
  • Chair of the Membership Engagement Committee - Academy of Health Science Educators. 02/2016 - 12/2017. University service.
  • Vice Chair of the Membership Engagement Committee - Academy of Health Science Educators. 07/2015 - 02/2016. University service.
  • Huntsman Center Cancer Screening Stakeholders group . member, 06/2014 - 06/2016. University service.
  • Integrated Worksite Health Service Line Project within the Institute for Health Care Transformation . member, 05/2014 - 05/2016. University service.
  • Special Committee on College of Health Integration in Diabetes/Metabolism Services (member). member, 01/2014 - 06/2016. University service.
  • Coaching Wellness Master's Program Development. 01/02/2013 - present. Department service.
  • UUHC Comprehensive Weight Management Group . member, 01/2013 - present. University service.
  • University of Utah Sports Medicine Operations Council . member, 01/2012 - 05/2015. University service.
  • Facilitated PEAK merger with the University Nutrition clinic . 07/2008 - 01/2010. College service.
  • Initiated PEAK research awards contributing over $12K funding for graduate student research . 01/2008 - 05/2011. Department service.
  • Graduate Student Funding (5-6 students funded per year). 05/2001 - present. Department service.

Community Partnership

  • BeWell Utah Health Activities. 09/21/2020 - 09/26/2020
  • BeWell Utah Health Fair (helped to plan and run the annual fair). 08/24/2019 - 08/24/2019
  • 5 for Life education (PEAK grad students provided health, fitness and nutrition information to U Health patients participating in 5 for life). 07/01/2019 - present
  • Tobacco-Free Ambassador undergraduate internships - . 07/01/2019 - 03/16/2020
  • BeWell Utah Health Fair (helped to plan and run the annual fair). 08/25/2018 - 08/25/2018
  • UBar - Stop by the U-Bar to test drive health apps and wearable devices, ask questions, and get hands-on instruction on how to install and use them. The U-Bar is located in University of Utah Hospital, just off the main lobby in the Hope Fox Eccles Health Library. The U-Bar is staffed from 9am to 5pm Monday through Friday, and no appointment is necessary. The apps below focus on wellness, nutrition, fitness, diabetes, women’s health, and more. Showcased wearables are available for purchase in the hospital gift shop. 07/01/2018 - present
  • BeWell Utah Health Fair (helped to plan and run the annual fair). 08/26/2017 - 08/26/2017
  • Community Service: Patient Care: Level 1. 05/01/2001 - present

Honors & Awards

  • Campus Partnership Award - For outstanding service to the Department of Public Safety of a sustained, direct or consequential nature. Department of Public Safety, 06/18/2019
  • Higher Education Teaching Specialist Designation . University of Utah Center for teaching and Learning Excellence, 01/30/2019
  • In March 2017, I was awarded the Career Services Faculty Recognition Award. The Career & Professional Development Center annually recognizes outstanding faculty who have made significant contributions to their students' professional development. Nominations were made by students, and winners were selected for their dedication to help students find resources, guide their career paths and realize their potential. U of U Career Services Faculty Recognition Award, 03/15/2017
  • Inducted as a Teaching Fellow - Academy of Health Sciences. 04/2015
  • Beacon of Excellence Award - for excellence in providing transformational experiences to undergraduate students . University of Utah, 10/30/2014
  • Acted as one of the co-leaders of the Worksite Welness workgroup in the College of Health/University of Utah Healthcare Collaboration Retreat. Our workgroup recieved a $10,000 seed grant to complete our project. College of Health/University of Utah Healthcare Seed Grant, 11/13/2013
  • University of Utah Group Teaching Grant: Fitness and Wellness Specialist emphasis supplies. University of Utah, 10/26/2013
  • Chair’s Choice Award for Outstanding Performance . Exercise and Sport Science Department, 05/2003

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