Joseph Secrest

Coordinator, Fitness

Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with a minor in Nutrition – Stephen F. Austin State University.

Master of Science in Applied Exercise Physiology and Human Performance – Stephen F. Austin State University.
Thesis title: “The Effects of Ammonia Inhalants on Anaerobic Performance following a Simulated American Football Game”.

Professional Certifications:
Certified Exercise Physiologist - ACSM Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist - NSCA Exercise is Medicine Credential Level II - ACSM Certified Personal Trainer - NCSF Certified Primary Group Exercise Instructor - AFAA Certified Instructor for First Aid/CPR/AED - ARC

Professional Experience
Fitness and Wellness Coordinator/ Lecturer – Texas A&M University-Kingsville’s Campus Recreation and Fitness Center as well as the Department of Kinesiology from July 2014 to July 2016.
Wellness Specialist – Stephen F. Austin State University’s Kinesiology Department from August 2013 to May 2013.
Graduate Research Assistant – Stephen F. Austin State University’s Kinesiology Department from August 2012 to May 2014.
Strength and Condition Coach/Personal Trainer/Lifestyle Coach – Held at multiple facilities since August of 2008.

Job Responsibilities:
Coordinate all aspects of a comprehensive fitness program through the supervision of the Assistant Director of Fitness that focuses on education and evidence based practices when collaborating with the UH communities within the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center. Including, but not limited to, the day to day management of our approximately 24,000 sq.ft. Fitness Zone that houses over 300 pieces of fitness equipment and all of its encompassing staff (Personal trainers, Fitness supervisors, Fitness zone Attendants). As well as the instruction of our accredited prep courses for Certified Personal trainers and Group Fitness Instructors through ACE.

Time at the University of Houston:
Since July, 2016