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Joshua Bernstein, PhD, CHES

Joshua Bernstein holds a bachelor’s degree in sports medicine from New Mexico State University, a master’s degree in education from Centenary College in Louisiana, and a PhD in health studies from Texas Woman’s University. He is a certified health education specialist, a certified wellness specialist, and a certified athletic trainer. Dr. Bernstein spent 12 years in sports medicine as a professional athletic trainer and manager of an outpatient orthopedic rehabilitation clinic. His experiences included extensive travel domestically and internationally with professional and collegiate sports programs as a medical director. After completing his doctoral studies, Dr. Bernstein moved into the fields of public health and health education pedagogy. His previous academic appointments include positions at the University of Texas - Tyler, Texas A&M University - Kingsville, and Texas Woman’s University. Dr. Bernstein now teaches full-time as an assistant professor for A.T. Still Universities doctor of health education program. Dr. Bernstein is an active contributor to professional health education literature, collaborates on contemporary textbook projects, peer-reviews for professional journals, provides editorial review for health education textbook revisions, and volunteers regularly on conference planning and presentation review committees. His research interests include adolescent risk perception related to unintentional injury, wellness and wellbeing among university populations, dietary changes among transitional populations, and professional preparation among health educators. Dr. Bernstein is an active member of the American Public Health Association, the Society for Public Health Education, the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, the National Wellness Institute, and the National Athletic Trainers Association.

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School of Advanced Studies