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Joseph Secrest

Assistant Director, Leadership Developmentand Assessment


  • 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.

Time at the University of Houston:

Since July, 2016