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Professional Exercise Physiologist with good critical thinking skills and superior work ethic dedicated to evaluating patient conditions, injury risks and treatment objectives. Adept at performing direct patient care and planning treatments that match individual needs and abilities. Seeking new role with growing team and offering 7 years of related experience in the study and application of exercise physiology, health and human performance.

  • Clinical guidance and expertise
  • Research and analysis
  • Client Centered
  • Team management
  • Holistic approach
  • Process improvement
  • Advanced evaluation skills
  • Relationship building
  • Outcomes driven
  • Project execution
  • Critical thinking
  • Data analysis and management
Education and Training
Cleveland State University Cleveland, OH Expected in 05/2021 Ph.D. : Education - GPA :
  • Dissertation: The Development of a Systematic Discharge Planning Process for the Care of COPD Patients in a Small Urban Community Hospital.
  • Explored theoretical and research perspectives on the nature and significance of individual differences from birth to adulthood as manifested in biological, physiological, and cognitive characteristics.
  • Developed skills in research methodology and practice in both quantitative and qualitative analysis incorporating issues of race, gender and age.
  • Janis and Lewis Patterson Scholarship Recipient
Cleveland State University Cleveland, OH, Expected in 05/2011 Master of Science : Exercise Science - GPA :
  • Studied human physiological function during both acute and chronic exercise. Emphasis was on energy metabolism, circulation, respiration and muscle function. Laboratory experience focused on techniques and measurement of acute and chronic cardiovascular, muscular and skeletal adaptations to exercise.
  • Proficiency in measurement/assessment of cardiovascular endurance, range of motion, muscular strength, functional performance (ADL. IADL), Assessment of Motor and Process Skills (AMPS), cognitive function, dietary, gait analysis, and balance.
  • Thesis: The Effect of Lower Body Negative Pressure on Cardiovascular Responses in Males.
  • Internship: Cleveland Clinic Foundation - Preventive Cardiology and Rehabilitation 2010
Grand Canyon University Phoenix, AZ Expected in 05/2009 Master of Science : Special Education - GPA :
  • Demonstration of application of learning theories that contribute to technology enhanced educational practices including instructional methods, media, techniques and activities for challenged individuals.
The Ohio State University Columbus, OH, Expected in 12/1990 Bachelor of Science : Health And Physical Education - GPA :
  • AACVPR: American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation: Certified Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Specialist
  • State of Ohio Teaching License: Health/Physical Education (K-12), Science (7-12), Biology (7-12)
  • ACSM: American College of Sports Medicine - Certified Personal Trainer/Health Fitness Specialist
  • ACE: American Council on Exercise - Group Fitness Instructor
  • American Red Cross - CPR, AED, First Aid
  • American Heart Association - Basic Life Support, Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support
Highmark Inc. - Clinical Exercise Physiologist
Harrisburg, PA, 05/2016 - 09/2020
  • Evaluated and assessed patients to establish measurable goals and promote restoration of functional abilities.
  • Assisted patients with physical movements to help restore function and lessen pain and disability.
  • Monitored patient responses to medications and exercises and adapted to individual requirements.
  • Customized conventional physical therapy techniques to meet specific needs of individual patients.
  • Facilitated ADLs and assisted patients with functional mobility to increase comfort and quality of life.
  • Conducted exercise stress tests for patients of varying ages to identify arrhythmias.
  • Supervised patient carefully during diagnostic exercises such as treadmill, pharmaceutical stress testing and tilt table testing.
  • Worked closely with cardiac and pulmonary rehab patients in clinical setting to promote healthy exercise regimes for recovery from major health events.
  • Administered non-invasive cardiopulmonary tests (CPET/CPX), pulmonary function tests, and resting metabolic tests to patients under care of primary care physicians.
The University Of Massachusetts Boston - Lecturer
Boston, MA, 08/2009 - 08/2017
  • Tailored lectures to meet student needs, emphasizing skills and concepts necessary for professional and academic success.
  • Formulated well-structured syllabus of course content to detail learning goals and expected outcomes.
  • Created and delivered quality lectures and laboratory instruction to health and human performance students.
  • Created course materials and developed online and in-class discussion topics, lectures and presentations.
  • Implemented technological learning tools to increase student engagement and promote positive learning outcomes.
  • Instructed exercise physiology, health and physical education courses to undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Developed detailed curriculum to convey diverse ideas with individuals with chronic/special conditions
  • Partnered with physical therapy department to perform research in physiological responses to exercise.
Lakeland Community College, PEHR Department - Adjunct Lecturer
City, STATE, 08/2006 - 08/2016
  • Sourced appropriate course materials to support variety of student learning needs and styles and deliver content in relevant, distinctive ways.
  • Developed lectures to accommodate for different learning styles, maximizing students' comprehension.
  • Tailored lectures to meet student needs, emphasizing skills and concepts necessary for professional and academic success.
  • Reviewed and selected textbooks for content and readability, supplementing readings with current literature and research.
  • Created highly effective new program that significantly impacted efficiency and improved operations with AACVPR guidelines.
  • Consistently maintained high patient satisfaction ratings.
  • Improvement with rehabilitation numbers from 650 patient visits to 3500 patient visits in 12 months through aggressive relationships with physicians and medical residents. Continued monitoring and statistical analysis of all patient improvements.
Activities and Honors
  • Internship – Cleveland Clinic – Heart and Vascular Institute, 2010 Position – Exercise Physiologist: Phases I, II, III.
  • Graduate Assistant – Cleveland State University (Cleveland, Ohio) (2009-2012) Dr. Ken Sparks
  • Fitness for Life Evaluations - Dr. Kathy Little/Dr. Jeremy Genovese
  • Psychology and Body Mass Study - Dr. Jill Black
  • Literature Reviews – Health Education/Curriculum - Mapping/Health Risk Behaviors - Dr. Jill Black
  • Teaching Assistant – Aerobics, Track, Basketball, Softball, Outdoor Education 2009-2011
  • Personal Trainer – Special Populations (2006 – present)
  • Adapted Physical Education Teacher – Munson Elementary, Munson, Ohio, 2006 Group
  • Fitness/Spinning Instructor – Fitworks, Mentor, Ohio (2004-2010)
  • Health and Physical Education Teacher – Maple Heights High School, Maple Heights, Ohio (1991 – 1993)
  • Collegiate Athlete - Track and Field, Ohio State University
Additional Information

Technical Skills

  • Data Analysis: Quantitative statistical analysis using SPSS, Excel and SAS
  • Qualitative statistical analysis using NVIVO
  • Blackboard: Proficient in using a learning management system to provide the delivery of learning content and resources to students in a sequential manner to supplement or assist face to face teaching. Proficiency in and commitment to distance learning via online modules.
  • Software proficiency: Operating systems (Windows and MacOS), Office suites (Microsoft, G Suite), Presentation software (PowerPoint, Keynote), Spreadsheets (Excel, Google Spreadsheets), Communication and collaboration tools (Skype, Zoom, Teams), Scott Care operating systems.
  • Technical writing: Proficient in communicating knowledge in health and medical information into concise reports.

Transferable Skills

  • Competent in conflict resolution and problem solving: Understanding behavior of others and having a positive attitude.
  • Communication Skills: Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, and convey matters to large diverse audiences (students/faculty/staff)
  • Leadership skills: Capability of accomplishing a goal through the direction of others by having emotional intelligence and an understanding of how people work.
  • Information and time management skills: Meets deadlines in a timely manner with details required.
  • Relationship building and teamwork skills: Demonstrated with having excellent interpersonal skills from working with many types of populations and having cultural competency.
  • Professional awareness: Exhibit commitment to personal integrity and accountability.

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School Attended

  • Cleveland State University
  • Cleveland State University
  • Grand Canyon University
  • The Ohio State University

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  • Clinical Exercise Physiologist
  • Lecturer
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