Assistant Professor of Kinesiology and Health Science
Brent Peterson is a native Southern Californian. He completed his bachelor’s degree in exercise and sport science at Concordia University, Irvine ('04) while on a track and field and academic scholarship. In 2006, he started his first master’s degree at California State University, Fullerton in Kinesiology and then completed a biomedically-based Exercise Physiology doctorate program ('15) under the founder of Cancer Rehabilitation (Dr. Carole Schneider) as well as Dr. Reid Hayward at the only Cancer Rehabilitation Institute (UNCCRI) in the nation at that time. During that 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. He 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.