Fitness Center

Faculty


Degrees:
  • MS, Kinesiology, AT Still University
  • BS, Health and Exercise Science, Arizona State

Courses Taught:
  • Healthful Living (HES100)
  • Introduction to Evidence-Based Practice (EXS290)
  • Lifetime Fitness(PED115)
  • Cultural Aspects of Health and Illness (HES210)
  • Introduction to Exercise Science (EXS101)
  • Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription (EXS145)
  • First Aid/Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (HES154)

Teaching/Research Interests:
  • Wellness and Academic success
  • Health, Fitness and Wellness
  • Mindfulness and Health
  • Social Determinants of Health

Teaching Philosophy:
  • Wellness is the cornerstone of life. Wellness is more than nutrition, exercise or the freedom from disease. Wellness is an active process of self-empowerment by making choices towards a healthy and fulfilling life. The state of wellness influences everything in ones life such as work, friendships, social involvement, and academic success. I believe my role is to help students discover their own wellness path so they can lead a more optimal life and in turn become leaders in the health and wellness fields.

Professional Activities:
  • PVCC Integrated Health Science Center Coordinator
  • National Academy of Sports Medicine, Certified Personal Trainer
  • National Academy of Sports Medicine, Performance Enhancement Specialist
  • American College of Sports Medicine, Certified Personal Trainer
  • Mindfulness Leadership Certified, ASU Center for Mindfulness

Degrees:
  • BS Nutrition University of Illinois
  • Master Educational Leadership NAU

Courses Taught:
  • PED 101
  • PED 115

Teaching/Research Interests:

Teaching Philosophy:

Professional Activities:
  • Adjunct Faculty Since 2005

Degrees:
  •  BA, Liberal Arts & Sciences, Communications, University of Illinois - Champaign-Urbana
  • 200-Hour Certified Yoga Teacher through Inner Vision, Tempe & Chandler, AZ 

Courses Taught:
  • Yoga - PED101YO
  • Gentle Yoga - PED101YG

Teaching/Research Interests:
  • Meditation
  • Health and wellness
  • Writing/Journaling

Teaching Philosophy:
  • Health and wellness

Professional Activities:
  • Adjunct Faculty at PVCC since 2016
  • Nationally Certified Group Fitness Instructor with American Council on Exercise

Degrees:
  • A.S. Degree at Harper Jr. College in Palatine, Illinois
  • B.S. Kinesiology, University of Illinois
  • M.E. Secondary Education, emphasis in Health and Wellness, Arizona State University

Courses Taught:
  • PED 115

Teaching/Research Interests:
  • Paul specializes in examining the effect that exercise has on mental and emotional wellness.

Teaching Philosophy:
  • Paul’s approach to teaching emphasizes a well-balanced blend of all domains of fitness training. He assists students looking to improve all areas of overall wellness including physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual.

Professional Activities:
  • Paul is active in the real estate market having obtained his license in January, 2017. Since he enjoys sharing his love of wellness with others, Paul decided to pursue work at the PVCC Fitness Center. He took the position of Fitness Instructor in January, 2018.

Degrees:
  • BS in Physical Education
  • MS in Exercise Physiology

Courses Taught:
  • Healthful Living
  • Into to Kinesiology, physical education and physiology

Teaching/Research Interests:
  • Exercise Science

Teaching Philosophy:

Professional Activities:
  • Adjunct Faculty since 2009

Degrees:
  • BS nutrition University of Nevada Las Vegas
  • MS biology University of Nevada Las Vegas
  • ND Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine

Courses Taught:
  • WED 151 introduction to alternative medicine

Teaching/Research Interests:
  • Homeopathy
  • Traditional naturopathic medicine

Teaching Philosophy:
  • I like to present in a way that does the highest good for all students. In my field this means helping people learn about all aspects of health and self care.

Professional Activities:
  • PVCC adjunct faculty
  • Naturopathic Physician in Sedona AZ

Degrees:
  • M.A. Speech Pathology and Audiology College of NJ
  • B.S. Speech Pathology and Audiology College of NJ
  • Supervisory/Principal Certification, College of NJ
  • Yoga Teacher Training, Shanti Yoga Institute, Ocean City NJ
  • Massage Training Certification, Health Choices, Princeton, NJ
  • High School Diploma, Notre Dame High School, NJ

Courses Taught:
  • Yoga Classes, Program Instructor, YMCA, Hamilton, NJ
  • Yoga Classes, Instructor, Burlington County, NJ
  • Yoga Classes, Instructor, The Life Nourishment Center, Langhorne, PA
  • Gentle Yoga, Instructor, PVCC
  • Yoga for Special Bodies, Instructor, PVCC
     

Teaching/Research Interests:
  • Health and Wellness

Teaching Philosophy:
  • Health and Wellness

Professional Activities:
  • Adjunct Faculty since 2002

Degrees:
  • BS- Exercise Science
  • Minor- Health Education
  • MED- Educational Leadershop

Courses Taught:
  • PED- 115,116,117
  • PED- 101/102
  • Sports & Conditioning Baseball & Softball Teams at PVCC

Teaching/Research Interests:
  • Exercise Science
  • Sports specific Training
  • Conditioning and Strength Training

Teaching Philosophy:
  • My goal as an educator in the Paradise Valley Community college program is to provide students with the knowledge, skills and leadership to become professionally competent in the health and fitness field. I have spent many years in the real world of the health and fitness industry and seek to constantly present a balanced approach of theory and applied exercise science in my classes. I want students to do critical thinking and problem solving as they apply the theories and concepts of exercise science.
  • I welcome students to ask questions regularly, which helps me to reflect on the knowledge and skills they are learning. At the beginning of each semester, I critically use the feedback I get from my students and colleagues and refine the learning goals and objectives of the courses I teach.
  • I also care about my students as young adults. These individuals are not just bodies in a room or numbers on a grade sheet. I have an open door policy so my students always feel welcome to come and discuss course topics, questions and issues

Professional Activities:
  • PVCC 2007-Present
  • Mesa Community College Fitness Instructor 2000-2006
  • Gilbert Public Schools - Physical Education Teacher 1992- Present
  • Arizona Real Estate Agent- American Realty Brokers 1994-Present
  • ACE-Certified Personal Training
  • ISSA- Certified Personal Training

Degrees:

Degrees: AA - completion summer 2019


Courses Taught:
  • PED101GF - Floor, Core & More

Teaching/Research Interests:
  • Working on the completion of my AA, plans to start BA Spring 2020

Teaching Philosophy:
  • I love to help others lead a healthy, vibrant life, understanding that exercise is meant to be fun.

Professional Activities:
  • Adjunct faculty since 2005

Degrees:
  • BA Physical Education
  • MA Counseling

Courses Taught:
  • PED courses
  • Fitness Center Instructor
  • Tennis
  • CPD Strategies for College Success
  • HES 100 Healthful Living
  • Weight training

Teaching/Research Interests:
  • Exercise, health and nutrition

Teaching Philosophy:

Healthy Body/Healthy Mind!


Professional Activities: