Nicole MacDonald, DrPH

Professor of Athletic Training
Chair, Allied Health Professions
Program Director, Athletic Training Education Program

Office Phone: (951) 343-4379
E-mail: nmacdonald@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: College of Health Science Campus Office F83
Office Hours: Monday 9:30-12:00 and 1:30-4:00; Tuesday 1:30-4:00; Thursday 1:30-4:00; Friday 9:30-12:00 and 1:30-4:00

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
DrPH Preventive Care Loma Linda University 2007
MPH Health Promotion and Education Loma Linda University 1995
B.A. Physical Education/Athletic Training; Certificate: Computer Programming Point Loma Nazarene University 1990
  • Courses Taught

    ATR 504 Athletic Training Clinical Education IV
    ATR 510 Therapeutic Modalities
    ATR 520 Evidence Based Research in Athletic Training
    ATR 521-524 Clinical Research in Athletic Training I-IV
    ATR 540 Pathology of Injury and Illness

  • Academic Areas & Scholarly Interests

    Athletic Training
    Interprofessional Education
    Exercise Science
    Public Health
    Nutrition, Eating Disorders
    Weight Management

  • Teaching Experience

    Victor Valley College: 1995-2000
    Hesperia Christian School: 1992-2001
    Apple Valley Christian School: 1990-1992

  • Research, Presentations, & Publications

    MacDonald NJ, Baker RT, & Cheatam, SW. The Effects of Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization on Lower Extremity Muscle Performance: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Submitted for publication - International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy (2016)
    MacDonald N, Dickert J. Interprofessional Practice in Athletic Training. Evidence Based Practice Presentation, California Athletic Trainers Association Clinical Symposia (February 2016).
    Edmisten J, MacDonald N. Knowledge and Readiness of Inter-Professional Education in Liberal Arts Undergraduate Students. Poster Presentation, Western Society of Kinesiology and Wellness (October 2015).
    MacDonald, Baker, Herrera, Bursch. Knowledge and Readiness of Inter-professional Education in Athletic Training and Advanced Practice Nursing Students. Poster Presentation, Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions Conference (October 2014).
    MacDonald, NJ, Baker, JE, Warren, L, Herrera, D, Bursch, L. Knowledge and Readiness of Inter-Professional Education in Athletic Training and Nurse Practitioner Students: A Pilot Study. Poster Presentation, NorthWest Athletic Trainers Association Clinical Symposia (March 2014).
    Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice in Athletic Training. Presentation with Jolene Baker and Lindsay Warren. California Athletic Trainers Association (CATA) Conference (February 2014).
    MacDonald NJ, Baker RT, Cady AC, Eisenberg C. Effects of Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization on Standing Vertical Jump – Poster Presentation, Far West Athletic Trainers Association Clinical Symposia (April 2013).
    “Utilizing an Action Research Philosophy to Improve Clinical Practice and Patient Outcomes” – Presentation with Russell Baker at California Athletic Trainers Association (CATA) conference (February 2013)
    “The Relationship between Levels of Stress and Physical Fitness, as Experienced by Law Enforcement Officers” – Dissertation Research (2007)
    Received The Wiesseman Scholarship at LLU (2005)
    Police Activities League (PAL) Health and Wellness Program Development and Coach’s Training Program – Apple Valley PAL Program (2004)
    HCS Athletic Training Coaches Clinic – Organized and conducted clinic for area Christian School coaches. - (1998)
    Physical Education Teacher’s Training Project Development – Master’s Thesis at LLU (1995).
    Employee Wellness Program Development and Implementation - Aetna Ins. Co. and U.S. Family Care as fulfillment of MPH program at LLU (1994).
    The effect of three types of pre-exercise carbohydrate beverages on blood glucose levels in athletes – Undergraduate thesis in fulfillment of Graduation with Distinction at PLNC (1990).

  • Church Membership & Activities

    Apple Valley Church of the Nazarene

  • Community Service & Involvement

    Apple Valley Church of the Nazarene

  • Interests & Hobbies

    Athletic Trainer
    Weight Management Consultant
    American Red Cross Instructor
    Conditioning Coach
    Volleyball / Softball Coach

  • Personal Philosophy

    "The steps of a man are established by the LORD,
    And He delights in his way.
    When he falls, he will not be hurled headlong,
    Because the LORD is the One who holds his hand."

    -Psalm 37:23-24, NASB