Nicole MacDonald, DrPH

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

Office Phone: (951) 343-4379
Office Location: W. E. James Building, Room J050
Office Hours: Monday 11:00-12:20; Tuesday 1:30-4:00; Wednesday 11:00-12:20;Thursday 1:30-4:00; Friday 9:30-12:20 and 1:30-4:00

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
DrPH Preventive Care Loma Linda University 2007
M.P.H. 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 510 Therapeutic Modalities and Pharmacology

    ATR 535 Sports Nutrition

    ATR 540 Pathology of Injury and Illness

    KIN 490 Principles of Conditioning Athletes

    KIN 480 Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription

    KIN 473 Measurement and Evaluation in Kinesiology

    KIN 403 Methods of Teaching Sport Activities I

    KIN 413 Methods of Teaching Sport Activities II

    KIN 393 Applied Exercise Physiology

    KIN 383 Exercise Physiology

    KIN 363 Movement Experiences for Children

    KIN 353 Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries

    KIN 332 Lifelong Motor Development

    KIN 303 Foundations of Kinesiology

    KIN 302 Contemporary Health Issues

    KIN 300 Nutrition Science

    KIN 212 First Aid and Safety

  • Academic Areas & Scholarly Interests

    Athletic Training
    Exercise Science
    Public Health

  • Teaching Experience

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

  • Research, Presentations, & Publications

    "Promoting Healthy Lifestyles in Physical Education" - Presenter at ACSI Convention (November 2007)
    "Physical Fitness and Stress in Law Enforcement Officers" - Presenter at WSKW Conference (October 2007)
    “Achieving Athletic and Academic Excellence” – CBU Orientation Workshop Leader (September 2007)
    “Educational Pathways to Professions –CBU’’ – Co-Presenter at Practical Applications in Sports Medicine Conference (June 2007)
    "The Reliability of the Law Enforcement Officer Stress Scale (LEOSS) "- Submitted to the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (March 2007)
    “The Relationship between Levels of Stress and Physical Fitness, as Experienced by Law Enforcement Officers” – Dissertation Research (2007)
    Stress Management Workshop – Community workshop presented at CBU satellite sites, San Bernardino and HighDesert (2006)
    Panel member at WSKW conference on “What Can the Profession of Kinesiology Do to Aid in the Fight against Obesity and Physical Inactivity?” (2005)
    Received The Wiesseman Scholarship at LLU (2005)
    “How to Eat Healthy in the Cafeteria”/ “Nutrition 101” lectures – Eating Disorders Awareness Week at CBU (2005, 2006)
    “Non-Traditional Activities in Secondary Physical Education” and “Building a quality lesson plan in elementary physical education” - Presenter at ACSI Convention (2004)
    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 ChristianSchool 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

    Calvary Chapel of the High Desert

  • Community Service & Involvement

    Calvary Chapel of the High Desert

  • Interests & Hobbies

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