Assistant Professor of Kinesiology and Health Science
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.