DepartmentKinesiology, Health and Physical Education
Biola AffiliationsFaculty, Employee

Documents

Biography

Dr. Brent Peterson is a native Southern Californian. Peterson completed his bachelor’s degree in exercise and sport science at Concordia University, Irvine (2004) while on a track and field and academic scholarship. In 2006, Peterson started his first master’s degree at California State University, Fullerton in kinesiology. Peterson then, in pursuit of multiple doctoral granting institutions, felt the Lord's leading to Greeley, Colo. to complete a biomedically-based Exercise Physiology doctorate program (2015) and work under Dr. Carole Schneider and Dr. Reid Hayward at the only Cancer Rehabilitation Institute (UNCCRI) in the nation at that time. During Peterson's doctoral journey his mentor Carole Schneider passed away from cancer, which led him to complete a second master’s degree at the University of Colorado Denver at the Colorado School of Public Health. Peterson has taught at the undergraduate level since 2008 as a TA/GA, but was teaching as an adjunct instructor since 2012. While in Colorado, Peterson also conducted research, wrote grants to support multiple research initiatives, and presented/published research.

Awards

  • February, 2016: Rocky Mountain Public Health Training Center Award, Center for Public Heath Practice; Anschutz Medical Campus
  • September, 2014: Diversity Scholarship Award- Colorado School of Public Health
  • April, 2013: Grant Recipient-Student Speaker- ACSM regional meeting, Greeley, CO
  • April, 2012: Graduate Research Excellence Award Finalist, Greeley, CO
  • March, 2012: RMACSM-Student research fund award, Colorado Springs, CO
  • February, 2012: Graduate Student Speaker Award- NHS research evening, Greeley, CO

Publications (Selected)

  • Effects of a combined cognitive and aerobic intervention on cognitive function in cancer survivors Peterson, B.M., Johnson, C., Case, K., Shackelford, D.Y.K., Brown, J.M., Lalonde, T.L., & Hayward, R. (International Journal of Sports Medicine, 2015)
  • Validation of the Rocky Mountain Cancer Rehabilitation Institute multistage treadmill protocol for cancer survivors, Shackelford, D.Y.K., Brown, J.M., Peterson, B.M., Schaffer, J., & Hayward, R., (Journal of Clinical Oncology, 2015).
  • Cancer type does not affect exercise-mediated improvements in cardiorespiratory function and fatigue, Repka, C.P., Peterson, B.M., Brown, J.M., Lalonde, T.L., Schneider, C.M., & Hayward, R., (Journal of Integrative Cancer Therapies 2014)
  • The effects of a twelve-week aerobic & cognitive training intervention on cognitive function in cancer survivors, Medrano, J., Peterson, B.M., Brown, J.M., Shackelford, D.Y.K., Beebe, C.N., Brennecke, A.P., & Hayward, R., (UNC Undergraduate Research Journal 2014)

Presentations

  • Colorado SPH Spring Student Public Health Forum, Colorado. Presented on "Assessing mental and emotional health asset capacity in weld county." May 2016.
  • American Public Health Association national conference, Denver, CO. Presented on "A qualitative investigation of physical activity and binge drinking among college students." 2016
  • American College Health Association national conference, San Francisco, CA. Presented on "Physical activity and binge drinking among male college students: A qualitative investigation." June 2016.
  • Colorado Public Health Association Conference, Vail, CO. Presented on "Physical activity and binge drinking among female college students: A preliminary qualitative investigation." September 2015.
  • American College of Sports Medicine Regional Conference, Denver, CO. Presented on, "A cancer population specific VO2peak assessment: the rocky mountain cancer rehabilitation institute multistage treadmill protocol." March 2015.
  • American College of Sports Medicine Regional Conference, Denver, CO. Presented on "Effects of cognitive and aerobic training on age-related cognitive impairment in apparently healthy older adults." March 2015.
  • American College of Sports Medicine Regional Conference, Denver, CO. Presented on "Effects of a 12-week aerobic & cognitive training intervention on cognitive function in apparently healthy older adults." March 2015.
  • 2014 Society of Advancing Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) National Conference, Los Angeles, CA. Presented on "Cognitive function and dysfunction in cancer survivors." October 2014.
  • 22nd Annual McNair Scholar Symposium, Berkeley, CA. Presented on "Cognitive function and dysfunction in cancer survivors." August 2013.

Research Interests

  • Bioethics
  • Nutrition
  • Neuroscience
  • Mental Health
  • Medicine
  • Biological Sciences
  • Education
  • Energy
  • Environment
  • Science
  • Sports and Fitness
  • Exercise

Courses

  • Lecture, Exercise Physiology I, SES 322 (FA 2015 & SP 2016)
  • Lecture, Exercise Assessment and Programming, SES 490 (FA & SP 2014)
  • Lecture, Exercise Physiology II, SES 324 (SP 2014)
  • Lecture, Exercise Physiology I, SES 322 (FA & SP 2013)
  • Lecture, Adv. Functional Asst. of Strength & Conditioning, SES 480 (FA & SP 2013)
  • Lecture, Exercise Physiology II, SES 324 (FA & SP 2013)
  • Lecture, Adv. Functional Asst. of Strength & Conditioning, SES 480 (FA & SP 2012)
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