Boyer, Bret H.
Title:
Associate Professor
Office:
PE 151c
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801-863-7397
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CURRICULUM VITAE

Bret H Boyer DPT, P.T., M.A.

1012 W. 575 N. Springville, UT, 84663

Cell (801) 717-0940 Home (801) 491-5007

Email bret.boyer@uvu.edu

 

BACKGROUND

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Associate Professor – Utah Valley University, Department of Exercise Science & Outdoor Recreation,  (2007-present)
Director of Therapy Services – Provo School District (2005–2007)

Physical Therapist – Provo School District (2001-2007)

Physical Therapist & Director of Physical Therapy Services – Topham’s Tiny Tots (1998–2002)

Physical Therapist Assistant Program Director / Faculty – Provo College (1997–2001)

Head Athletic Trainer & Adjunct Faculty – Utah Valley State College (1986–1994)

 

EDUCATION

Doctor of Physical Therapy (1997), Physical Therapy

Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska.  Cum Laude

 

Master of Arts (1996), Professional Leadership – Emphasis; Exercise Physiology

            Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah.  Cum Laude

 

Bachelor of Science (1984), Sports Medicine / Athletic Training                

Brigham Young University, Provo, UT.  Cum Laude

 

 

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TEACHING

 

COURSES TAUGHT

Utah Valley University (2007 – present)

Exercise Science Senior Seminar, EXSC 4950 (2011 – present)

Advanced Gross Motor Assessment, EXSC 4700 (2011 – present)

Exercise Test and Prescription, EXSC 3270 (2007 – present)

Exercise Science Internship, EXSC 481R (2007 – present)

Clinical Exercise Physiology, EXSC 4000 (2007 – 2011)

Fitness for Life, PES 1097 (2007 – 2009)

Ethical Concerns of Physical Education and Sport, EXSC 3850 (2007 – 2009)

Foundations of Physical Education, EXSC 2700 (2007 – 2009)

Utah Valley State College (1986 – 1994)

Introduction & Intermediate Sports Medicine with Lab, EXSC 2400, 2500, 2510,  

Human Anatomy ZOOL 2320,

First Aid HLTH 1200

Personal and Community Health, HLTH 1100

Weight Training, PES 1085

American Social Dance 1, DANC 1700

Provo College (1997 – 2001)

Kinesiology with lab, (1999 – 2001)

Intro Human Anatomy & Physiology with labs/cadavers, (1997 – 2001)              

Gross Anatomy Lab with cadavers, (2000 – 2001)

Intermediate Anatomy Lab with cadavers, (1997 – 2001)

Physical Therapy Procedures, (2000)

Human Growth and Development, (2000 – 2001)

Ethics & Values, (2000 – 2001)

Medical Terminology, (1998 – 2001)

First Aid/ CPR, (1998 – 2000)

OSHA Universal Precautions and Infection Control, (2000 – 2001)

 

CURRICULUM & COURSES DEVELOPED

Utah Valley University

Advanced Gross Motor Assessment, EXSC 4700 (2011 – present)

Exercise Test and Prescription, EXSC 3270  (2007 – present)

Exercise Science Internship, EXSC 481R (2007 – present)

Clinical Exercise Physiology, EXSC 4000 (2007 – 2011)

Introduction & Intermediate Sports Medicine with Lab, EXSC 2400, 2500, 2510,  

Provo College

Kinesiology with lab, (1999 – 2001)

Intro Human Anatomy & Physiology with labs/cadavers, (1997 – 2001)              

Gross Anatomy Lab with cadavers, (2000 – 2001)

Intermediate Anatomy Lab with cadavers, (1997 – 2001)

Physical Therapy Procedures, (2000)

Human Growth and Development, (2000 – 2001)

Ethics & Values, (2000 – 2001)

Developed for Provo College Physical Therapist Assistant Program Candidacy

            Status, Accreditation Process. (1997 – 2001)

Intro to Human Anatomy & Physiology with labs/cadavers

Intermediate Anatomy Lab with cadavers, Gross Anatomy Lab

            with cadavers

Kinesiology with lab, Introduction to Physical Therapy, PTA 105

Therapeutic Procedures I, PTA 115

Applied Kinesiology PTA, 121

Physical Agents, PTA 125

Therapeutic Procedures II, PTA 131

Clinical Affiliation I, PTA 191

Health, Disease, and Disability, PTA 135

Pharmacology, PTA 219

Logic and Critical Analysis, PHI 100

Musculoskeletal/Orthopedics, PTA 145

Therapeutic Procedures III, PTA 216

Neurology, PTA 220 and Hum 200

Therapeutic Procedures IV, PTA 230

Current Issues in Physical Therapy, PTA 285

Clinical Affiliation III, PTA 297

 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT / TEACHING

Training through the UVU Center for Teaching Excellence: Faculty Mentor for three

            UVU Faculty each academic year (2010 – present)

UVU Annual Scholarship of Teaching and Engagement, 2010, 2012

UVU SCOTS program, (Fall 2010 & 2011)

UVU Teaching Academy (2008 – 2010)

UVU Teaching Circle (2007-2008)

Learning Models / Curriculum Design – 60 hrs. (1999) Provo, Utah       

Academic Admin. Special Interest Forum – 24 hrs. Challenges in Curricula. (1998)

            Philadelphia, Pennsylvania  

Curriculum Development Workshop – 20 hrs., (1998) Provo, Utah           

American Physical Therapy Association, Program and Curriculum Design Workshop.

            (1998) Orlando, Florida                

 

 

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SCHOLARSHIP

 

REFEREED PUBLICATIONS

Boyer, B. H., Denney P., Slack J., Bohne M. (2012). A comparative analysis of the

perceived priority of professional behaviors between undergraduate college students and graduate programs in the western United States in the field of exercise science. Journal of Kinesiology and Wellness, (in press)

 

Boyer, B. H. Denney, P., Bohne, M., Slack, J. (2011).   A comparative analysis of

prioritizing professional behavior between undergraduate students of exercise Science at Utah Valley University vs. future employers,The Journal of the Utah Academy of Sciences, Arts, and Letters, 88, 343­ – 347

 

Miner V., Boyer, B. H. (2011).  Motivational behaviors of elite senior athletes.The

            Journal of the Utah Academy of Sciences, Arts, and Letters, 88, 368 – 372

 

Rankin C., Boyer B. H. (2011).  A correlation between collegiate baseball players’

posture and individual baseball statistics. The Journal of the Utah Academy of Sciences, Arts, and Letters, 87, 141 – 149

 

ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS

Boyer B.H. (10/2012 Approved for Panel Member).  Millennials... Who, What, and So

            What?  Western Society for Kinesiology and Wellness. Reno, Nevada.

 

Hansen C., Boyer B.H.  (10/2012 Approved for Poster).  An Assessment of the

Amount of Time Spent in Physical Education Classes in Utah Public Schools.  Western Society for Kinesiology and Wellness. Reno, Nevada.

 

Davis N., Boyer B.H. (10/2012 Approved for Poster). A Comparative Analysis of the

Amount of Time Spent in Physical Education Classes in Utah Charter Schools and Utah Public Schools. Western Society for Kinesiology and Wellness. Reno, Nevada.

 

Worthen C., Boyer B.H. (10/2012 Approved for Poster). Assessment of the Types of

Foods Made Available in Vending Machines in Utah High Schools.  Western Society for Kinesiology and Wellness. Reno, Nevada.

 

Boyer B.H. McGhie S., Denney P., Slack J., Bohne M. (6/2012 Poster).  A

Comparative Analysis of the Perceived Priority of Professional Behaviors Between College Students and Employers from the Western United States.  South West Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (SWAHPERD). Honolulu, Hawaii.

 

Boyer B.H., Denney P., Slack J., Bohne M. (2012 Scientific Paper).  Student

Perception of Academic and Professional Priorities.  Utah Valley University 3rd Annual Scholarship of Teaching and Engagement. Orem, Utah.

 

Denney P., Boyer B. H. (2012 Scientific Paper). A Comparative Analysis of

Prioritizing Professional Behavior Between Undergraduate Students of Exercise Science at Utah Valley University vs. Future Employers. National Conference of Undergraduate Research. Ogden, Utah.

 

Boyer B.H., Denney P., Slack J., Bohne M. (2011 Scientific Paper).  A Comparative

Analysis of the Perceived Priority of Professional Behaviors Between Undergraduate College Students and Graduate Programs in the Western United States in the Field of Exercise Science.  Western Society for Kinesiology and Wellness. Reno, Nevada.

 

Boyer B.H. (Approved: Fall 2012 Panel Member). Health Care Professionals Counsel

            for Best Practice. 

Eagle Gait College. Provo, Utah

Rocky Mountain University. Provo, Utah

Miner V., Boyer B.H. (2011 Poster). The Effects of Extrinsic Rewards on Internal

Motivation of Senior Athletes.  Western Society for Kinesiology and Wellness. Reno, Nevada.

 

Boyer B.H., Denney, P., Bohne, M., and Slack, J. (2011 Scientific Paper).  A

Comparative Analysis of Prioritizing Professional Behavior Between Undergraduate Students of Exercise Science at Utah Valley University vs. Future Employers. Utah Academy of Sciences, Arts, and Letters. Salt Lake City, Utah

Denney P., Boyer B.H. (2011 Poster). The Effects of a Regional Exercise Science

Professional Conference on Student Perception of Professional Behavior. Utah Academy of Sciences, Arts, and Letters.  Salt Lake City, Utah.

 

Miner V. Ph.D., Boyer B.H. (2011 Scientific Paper).  Motivational Behaviors of Elite

Senior Athletes. Utah Alliance for Physical Education and Dance.  Park City, Utah.

 

Rankin, C. A., Boyer B.H. (2011 Poster).   A Link Between Collegiate Baseball Players

            Posture and Dominant Throwing Arm. Utah College of Undergraduate     Research (UCUR).  Cedar City, Utah.

 

Boyer B.H., Rankin C. (2010 Scientific Paper.) A Correlation Between Collegiate

Baseball Players’ Posture and Individual Baseball Statistics.  Utah Academy of Sciences, Arts, and Letters.  St. George, Utah.

 

Slack, J., Boyer B.H. (2010 Panel Member).  Older Adults and Obesity, Is it Inevitable?

            Western Society for Kinesiology and Wellness.  Reno, Nevada.

 

Rankin, C. A., Boyer B.H. (2010 Poster).  A Link Between Collegiate Baseball Players

Posture and Dominant Throwing Arm. Western Society for Kinesiology and Wellness.  Reno, Nevada.

 

Wiggington C., Boyer B.H. (2009 Poster) Ergonomics at the Work Desk of Utah Valley

            University Employees.

Western Society for Kinesiology and Wellness. Reno, Nevada.

UCUR (2010) Cedar City, UT.

NCUR (2010) Missoula, MT.

 

Boyer B.H.  (2009 Panel Member).  Engagement in the Classroom. Utah Valley

            University First Annual Scholarship of Teaching and Engagement. Orem, Utah.

 

Boyer B.H. (2008 Panel Member).  Allied Health, Physical Education and Sport: Easy or

            Uneasy Alliance.  Western Society for Kinesiology and Wellness. Reno, Nevada.

 

Boyer B. H., Slack J. (2008 Panel Member). Preparing the future Professional:  How are

            we Doing?  Western Society for Kinesiology and Wellness.  Reno, Nevada.

 

Boyer B.H. (2008 Panel Member) Current Trends in Academia and Exercise Science.

            Western Society for Kinesiology and Wellness. Reno, Nevada.

 

Boyer B. H. (2007 Panel Member).  Screening Assessment Tools for Educators to Refer

to Therapy Services.  Utah Alliance for Physical Education and Dance.  Park City, Utah.

 

 

GRANTS AWARDED         

Utah Valley University department of Science and Health Scholarly Activities

Committee (SAC) grants for faculty/student travel and presenting scholarly work.  (2007 – present) $7,000.00

 

SCOP, Grant for undergrad research, (2009) $700.00

 

CEL, Reimbursement for equivalent of three teaching hours to conduct research, (2008)

            $3200.00

 

Travel Grants from Utah Valley University Office of Faculty Development (2007 –

            Present) $3350.00

Awarded Annually, (WSKW) Reno, Nevada (2007 – 2011) $ 300.00

South West Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and

            Dance (SWAHPERD) Honolulu, Hawaii (2012) $700.00

Utah Physical Therapy Association Semi Annual Conference,

            Salt Lake City, Utah (2007, 2009)  $200.00

Utah Academy of Sciences, Arts, and Letters, St. George, Utah (2010)

            $200.00

Spinning Beyond Basics [Advanced Vestibular Rehabilitation course].

            (2009) San

            Jose, California $400.00

Utah Association of Physical Education, Heath Recreation and Dance

            (UAPEHRD), Park City, Utah (2007) $ 150.00

 

RESEARCH IN PROGRESS

Boyer B.H., McWhorter L., [Dept. Chair, Rocky Mountain University]  (Anticipate

submission in late fall 2012: Two abstracts for publication with national journals & two abstracts for presentation at national conventions with American Physical Therapy Association–APTA).  A comparative analysis of the perceived priority of professional behaviors between physical therapy (PT) students, PT Programs and PT employers at the national level. American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), Education Section and Journal.

 

Hsiu-Chin (Sunny) Chen, Boyer B.H., et.al., (Anticipate submission in fall of 2013 for

presentation and publication.  Awaiting approval of grant monies). Effectiveness of a fall prevention program for older adults.  American Physical Therapy Association, Geriatric Section, IRB approved.

 

Presently mentoring twelve students on four different undergraduate and graduate student

            research studies.

Anticipate total of eight poster abstracts at state, regional or national levels

Anticipate total of four publications at state, regional or national levels

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SERVICE­­­­­­­­­­­

 

SERVICE TO PROFESSION

Utah State Representative for Western Society for Kinesiology and Wellness

            (regional professional organization), (2008 – present)

Rocky Mountain University; Sat on admissions committee for Physical

            Therapy Freshman Class of 2012

Member Program Advisory Committee for Eagle Gate College, (2009 – present)

Member of Program Advisory Committee for Provo College, (2005 – present)

Designed Provo School District Motor Development Aid Policies and Procedures (2000 –            2001)

Designed Provo College Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) Program Curriculum “Academic and Clinical Handbooks”  (1997-1998)

 

SERVICE TO UNIVERSITY AND COMMUNITY

Pro Bono Physical Therapy Services as practicing Physical Therapist, continually carry

one to two patients in community, providing Pro Bono Physical Therapy services for those who cannot afford these needed services. (1997 – present)

Faculty Senate Representative for Department of Exercise Science & Outdoor Recreation

            at Utah Valley University (Two back to back terms)

Elected Faculty Senate Committee Chair for Faculty Development Committee, (2009

      – 2010)

Faculty search committees for UVU department of Exercise Science tenure faculty

Positions. (Chaired two hires)

Member Faculty Excellence Award Committee (2012)

Faculty Mentor for WISP Scholarship Program through the UVU Center for Women’s

Success (2009 – 2011)

Exercise Science / Pete Internship Program Director, (2007 – present).  Increased

 enrollment from three in 2008 to 83 in 2011.

Supervise UVU Exercise Science Students shadowing my Physical Therapy Practice

            (2007 – present)

Faculty Mentor (3 UVU freshmen faculty) through Center for Teaching Excellence (2010

            – 2011)

Utah Valley University Faculty Learning Community (FLC), (2011 – present), creating

white paper on "Navigating the Research Process at UVU" facilitating new faculty orientation of policies and procedures

Faculty Advisor for Student Thesis Committee for Integrated Studies

Present to Utah Valley University Pre PT Club.  Physical Therapy, School and The

            Profession.  (2007 – present)

Present to Utah Valley University course on Health and Allied Science Professions.

            Physical Therapy, The Profession.  (2007 – present)

Solicited monies from local PT clinicians to sponsor UVU students at Western Society

            for Kinesiology and Wellness. (regional conference) (2011)

Faculty advisor for UVU Physical Therapy Club, (2007 – present)

Faculty co-advisor for UVU Exercise Science Club, (2009 – 1011)

Designed Utah Valley University Handbooks:

Policies and Procedures for Internship in Exercise Science EXSC 481R, (2007)

Policies and Procedures Handbook for UVU Sports Medicine Facility, (1991)

 

 

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PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND CREDENTIALS

 

LICENSES

Licensed Physical Therapist, State of Utah, (1997 – present)

Health Care Provider – Certified CPR/First Aid, American Heart Association, (1983 – present)

Nationally Certified Athletic Trainer, National Athletic Training Association, (1995 – 2004)

Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), National Strength and Conditioning Association, (1994 – 2003)

LicensedEmergency Medical Technician (EMT), State of Utah (1985 – 1990)

 

AWARDS

Awarded Teacher of the Semester by UVU athletes (2008)

Awarded UVSC Adjunct Faculty of the Year (1994)

Award Service Award by UVSC Student Body (1993)        

Awarded Service Award by UVSC Student Body (1992)    

 

MEMBERSHIP IN SCIENTIFIC AND PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES

American Physical Therapy Association [APTA] (1997 – present)

Western Society for Kinesiology and Wellness [WSKW]  (2007 – present)

Education Section of American Physical Therapy Association  (2007 – present)

Geriatric Section of American Physical Therapy Association (2010 – present)

Utah Section of American Physical Therapy Association [UAPTA]  (2007 – present)

Utah Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters (2008 – present)

Former memberships include:

a.     National Athletic Trainers Association [NATA] (1995 – 2006)

b.     National Strength and Conditioning Association [NSCA] (1994 – 2006)

c.     National and Utah Chapters of American Alliance for Physical Education, Health, Recreation and Dance [AAPHERD] (2007 – 2008)