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Degrees

  • B.A., Concordia University
  • M.S., California State University, Fullerton
  • Ph.D., University of Northern Colorado
  • M.P.H., University of Northern Colorado

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Biography

Brent Peterson’s teaching expertise is within the realm of physiology of human movement in research, clinical, and public health applications. His teaching portfolio includes Functional Assessment and the Prescription of Exercise, Contemporary Health and Conscious Consumerism, and Nutrition and Human Metabolism, Molecular and Cellular Physiology of Exercise, and Cardiovascular Physiology, Muscle Physiology, Cardiac Rehabilitation, and Cancer Rehabilitation. Peterson engages learning from a dynamic and energetic approach emphasizing the role of the student to engage with learning and take personal ownership of the material. He approaches student/class interaction from the perspective that each person has unique, God-given skills, talents, and experiences that immensely impact collective learning. He also emphasizes peer-reviewed research, case evaluation, and practical applications and employs digital tools such as Prezi, Screen Cast, and TopHat Monocle, but also enjoys including a good old fashioned “chalk-talk.” He strives to encourage students to be strong and courageous in the integration of their faith in Christ and how they approach their field of study. Students are encouraged to fervently and consistently draw closer to their Heavenly Father as they study His creation.

Peterson’s research interests spans from the molecular to the applied, with particular emphasis on exercise and human movement-related physiological adaptations that impact human health conditions and disease states. Current research is focused on how physical activity and/or exercise (with or without additive nutritional supplementation) impact health, human performance, and disease states such as cancer. Work in his lab aims to greater elucidate the mechanistic actions of healthy and active lifestyles, targeted and prescriptive exercise interventions, and nutritional interventions. Peterson conducted post-doctoral research at the University of Colorado.

Affiliations

  • Health and Safety Committee
  • Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee
  • Celeb. of Scholarship & Research Committee
  • Public Health Curriculum Steering Committee

Awards

  • February 2018: Inaugural Stewart Research Fellowship Faculty
  • February 2016: Rocky Mountain Public Health Training Center Award — Center for Public Heath Practice; Anschutz Medical Campus
  • January 2015: GPA Scholarship Award (above 3.5) — Colorado School of Public Health
  • 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)

  • Rizzo, J., & Peterson, B.M., (in review, 1/28/2018). Abnormal anatomical etiology and the resultant thoracic outlet syndrome. International Journal of Athletic Training and Therapy.
  • Altamirano, K., Peterson, B.M., Gardner, J., & Miller, K. (2018). The university faculty physical activity inventory (UFPAI): a preliminary assessment of physical activity among faculty at a private university. Journal of Physical Activity Research, 3(1), 41-46. doi:10.12691/jpar-3-1-7
  • Peterson, B.M., Brown, J.M., Shackelford, D., Manikowske, T., Lalonde, T.L., & Hayward, R., (2018). Cancer rehabilitation: impact of physical activity on initial clinical assessments. Journal of Clinical Exercise Physiology, 7(1), 1-7.
  • Peterson, B.M., Johnson, C., Case, K., Shackelford, D.Y.K., Brown, J.M., Lalonde, T.L., & Hayward, R. (2018). Feasibility of a combined cognitive and aerobic intervention on cognitive function in cancer survivors: a pilot investigation. Journal of Pilot and Feasibility Studies, 4(50), 1-11. doi:10.1186/s40814-018-0242-3
  • Dinger, M.K., Brittain, D.R., O’Mara, H.M., Peterson, B.M., Hadley, M.K., Hall, K.C., & Sharp, T.A. (2017). Physical activity and binge drinking among male college students: A qualitative investigation. American Journal of Health Education, 49(1), 33-39. doi:10.1080/19325037.2017.1369198
  • Shackelford, D.Y.K., Brown, J.M., Peterson, B.M., Schaffer, J., & Hayward, R. (2018). The university of northern colorado cancer rehabilitation institute treadmill protocol accurately measures vo2peak in cancer survivors. International Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 5(6), 1-7. doi:10.4172/2329-9096.1000437
  • Repka, C.P., Peterson, B.M., Brown, J.M., Lalonde, T.L., Schneider, C.M., & Hayward, R. (2014). Cancer type does not affect exercise-mediated improvements in cardiorespiratory function and fatigue. Journal of Integrative Cancer Therapies, 13(6), 473-481. doi:10.1177/1534735414547108
  • Medrano, J., Peterson, B.M., Brown, J.M., Shackelford, D.Y.K., Beebe, C.N., Brennecke, A.P., & Hayward, R. (2014). The effects of a twelve-week aerobic & cognitive training intervention on cognitive function in cancer survivors. UNC Undergraduate Research Journal, 4(2), 1-14.

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
  • Cancer
  • Metabalomics
  • Microbiomics

Courses

  • Lecture, Molecular and Cellular Exercise Physiology, KNES 460 (Fall 2018)
  • Lecture, Nutrition for Health and Sport, KNES 440 (Spring 2018)
  • Lecture, Contemporary Health and Conscious Consumerism, KNES 460 (Fall 2017)
  • Lecture, Introduction to Community and Public Health, KNES 460 (Spring 2017)
  • Lecture, Exercise Prescription and Program Design, KNES 446 (Spring 2017/2018)
  • Lecture, Motor Learning, KNES 408 (Fall 2016/Fall 2017/Spring 2018)
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