I have an extensive background in athletic training and sports medicine, and have taught human anatomy and physiology at the high school level. Both my undergraduate and graduate degrees involved the taking and learning of anatomy and physiology. Having been an athletic trainer trainer for over twenty years has given me the knowledge to use the body's systems in my life's work. I have been a certified person trainer and certified strength and conditioning specialist for a number of years working with high school and college age athletes, along with younger athletes, aiding them in the development of speed and agility.
I have an excellent rapport with students, having been both a substitute teacher and full-time teacher in the Philadelphia School District. Having anatomy and physiology as a background requires you know not only the terms used, but also where muscles may be located, their actions, the energy systems and chemical interactions that make a specific muscle action work. Knowing the specific physiological responses includes a lot of rote memorization, however, if you know the basic concepts, it is much easier to learn the information.
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