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Position Role:
Faculty

Office Location:
PE

Office Number:
217G

Office Hours:

MONDAY/WEDNESDAY

11:30am-1pm

TUESDAY/THURSDAY

1pm-2pm

 

Campus Box Number:
25

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Bio:

Dr. Thompson is an Associate Professor of Human Performance and Sport at MSU Denver.  He teaches a wide variety of courses in the Department of Human Performance and Sports’ Exercise Science concentration.  They range from introductory courses like Physical Fitness Techniques and Programs to senior courses like Exercise Electrocardiology and Advanced Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription.  Prior to working in higher education, he was employed as an exercise professional for Johnson & Johnson as well as in hospital and community based fitness facilities.  Thompson is dedicated to his students and strives to provide them the foundations to become successful exercise professionals.

Professionally, he is an active member in the American Physiological Society (APS) and the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM).  He currently serves as the chair of the Committee on Certification and Registry Boards (CCRB) Certified Exercise Physiologist (EP-C) subcommittee for ACSM as well as a member-at-large for the Committee on Accreditation for the Exercise Sciences (CoAES).  Dr. Thompson was recently honored to be named a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine.  He is one of approximately 1400 in the entire College.  He is also an ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist and has maintained this certification for over 16 years.

Dr. Thompson has published in well-known, peer-reviewed journals like the American Journal of Physiology - Heart and Circulatory Physiology and the Journal of Applied Physiology.  He has continued research interests in skeletal muscle blood flow as well as the efficacy of physician/exercise professional national initiatives.



Position Role:
Faculty

Office Location:
PE

Office Number:
209B

Office Hours:

TUESDAY

8:15am-11:45am

WEDNESDAY

12:15pm-1:45pm

Campus Box Number:
25

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Bio:

Dr. Joe Quatrochi is a Professor of Human Performance and Sport at the Metropolitan State University of Denver. He is the coordinator for the Exercise Science major within the HPS department. His academic preparation includes an undergraduate degree in Physical Education, and post-graduate degrees in Exercise Physiology and Health Promotion.

Dr. Quatrochi's primary research interest lies in the area of physical activity for the promotion of health and the prevention of disease. His professional experience includes extensive consulting activities for public and private entities in the areas of worksite health promotion and physical activity programs for adults, seniors/retirees, athletes and public service professionals (firefighters, security personnel). He has won numerous awards for his teaching and professional service. During the past 25 years, he has shared his expertise on numerous fitness and wellness-related topics in a variety of ways: through publication of several articles and chapters in books; delivery of dozens of presentations to various professional, private and public groups; and through many interviews for both print and electronic media. Most recently, Dr. Quatrochi has shared his experiences as a cancer survivor. Specifically, he has presented to various groups regarding the importance of self-responsibility to those being treated for cancer and other diseases.



Position Role:
Faculty

Office Location:
PE

Office Number:
209A

Office Hours:

FALL SEMESTER

Tuesday:

2pm-2:30pm

Wednesday:

9:30am-2:30pm

Tuesday:

2pm-2:30pm

 

Campus Box Number:
25

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Bio:

Julie Rummel Mancuso is currently a lecturer at Metropolitan State University of Denver in the Human Performance and Sport department. Mancuso currently teaches the First Responder/Emergency Response course and has been an American Red Cross Certified CPR Instructor for over 15 years in Community, Professional Rescuer and Emergency Medical Responder CPR/AED/First Aid instruction and has taught over 130 American Red Cross classes. She also teaches Physical Fitness Techniques and Programming and has taught the courses Exercise for Special Populations, Exercise for Children, Adolescents and Older Adults and Skills and Methods of Teaching Weight Training.

Prior to joining the faculty, Julie was a group fitness instructor for two Denver Parks and Recreation Centers and a Health Educator for the American Heart Association while she also served for over 20 years for Campus Recreation at Auraria. Mancuso was responsible for emergency response and training for 60-80 employees, group fitness, wellness event programming and outdoor adaptive outings and personal training for people with disabilities. She started the first Disability Awareness Day for the Auraria Campus and was instrumental in organizing the Students with Disabilities club and served as their advisor. During her tenure, as well as winning the Outstanding Woman Award for MSU Denver and the Outstanding Employee award for MSU Denver, she received two awards from Mayor of Denver John Hickenlooper for her contribution to people with disabilities in the Denver Metro area.

Ms. Mancuso has also been a presenter for the American College of Sports Medicine personal trainer certification workshop for over 12 years and holds past and present certifications in fit ball, weight room and resistance training, kickboxing, beginning, intermediate and advanced mat Pilates, indoor cycling, personal training, mind/body personal training, group fitness, clinical exercise specialty, post rehab conditioning specialty, exercise physiology, cancer exercise specialty and silver sneakers.



Position Role:
Faculty

Office Location:
PE

Office Number:
217F

Office Hours:

MONDAY/WEDNESDAY

9:30am-11am

TUESDAY/THURSDAY

12:30pm-1:30pm

 

Campus Box Number:
25

Directory Profile

Bio:

Dr. Tony Nuñez is an Assistant Professor of Human Performance and Sport at Metropolitan State University of Denver. He teaches in the Exercise Science major and specializes in resistance training and metabolic conditioning. During his time in the private sector, he has worked as a personal trainer, strength and conditioning coach, business owner and personal training supervisor. Dr. Nuñez’s academic preparation includes a Bachelor of Science degree in Fitness and Master of Science degree in Kinesiology from California State University, Long Beach, as well as a Doctorate of Philosophy in Exercise Science/Physiology from the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque.

Dr. Nuñez’s research interest lies in the area of exercise programming for metabolic conditioning and the prevention of chronic diseases through the use of exercise, as well as resistance training programming for both athletic and general populations. He has presented his research at national and international conferences around the United States and plans to continue doing so throughout his career. Dr. Nuñez has published in peer-reviewed scientific and professional journals, most notably the IDEA Fitness Journal, who has a readership of over 300 thousand fitness professionals. He is a Certified Personal Trainer through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and holds his Exercise is Medicine credential from the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM).

Dr. Nuñez takes great pride in the success of his students and hopes to help all of them reach their academic and professional goals. In his spare time, he enjoys watching sports, exercising and taking part in outdoor activities.



Position Role:
Faculty

Office Location:
PE

Office Number:
217J

Office Hours:

MONDAY

8am-11am

TUESDAY

11am-1pm

 

Campus Box Number:
25

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