Monica O

Monica O'Rourke, PhD

Associate Professor of Kinesiology

Department: Allied Health
Office Phone: (951) 343-5562
Email Address: morourke@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: 10370 Hemet St., Riverside, CA 92503
Office Hours: By Appointment

Education

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Date
Ph.D. Health & Human Performance Middle Tennessee State University 2011
License Tennessee Teaching Licensure K-12 Tennessee Department of Education 2009
M.S. Education California Baptist University 2004
Credential California Teaching Credential California State University, Fullerton 2000
B.S. Kinesiology California State University, San Bernardino 1997

Additional Education

CERTIFICATIONS
  • American Heart Association Licensed Instructor
  • American Red Cross Certified Trainer
  • Certified Trainer for Michigan Model for Health
  • Coordinated School Heath Trainer
  • National Institute for Health Research Certified 
  • Teaching Credential (California & Tennessee) 

Classes Taught

  • KIN 212 First Aid & Safety
  • KIN 264 Movement Anatomy
  • KIN 302 Contemporary Health Issues 
  • KIN 303 Foundations of Kinesiology
  • KIN 332 Lifelong Motor Development
  • KIN 363 Movement Experiences for Children
  • KIN 383 Exercise Physiology
  • KIN 404 Movement Experiences for Middle School Students
  • KIN 414 Methods of Teaching Sport Activities
  • KIN 423 Organization and Administration of Physical Education
  • KIN 454 Behavioral Aspects of Sport
  • KIN 473 Measurement and Evaluation in Kinesiology
  • KIN 480 Fitness Assessment & Exercise Prescription
  • KIN 490 Principles of Conditioning Athletes
  • KIN 501 Applied Pedagogy in Physical Education
  • KIN 502 Contemporary Health Issues

Academic Areas / Scholarly Interests

SCHOLARLY ACTIVITIES:
  • National Exam Counsel:  National Education Testing Service (ETS) Physical Education PRAXIS Exam
  • National Health Exam Writer: PRAXIS Exam, National Education Testing Service (ETS)
  • National Physical Education Exam Writer: PRAXIS Exam, National Education Testing Service (ETS)
  • Kinesiology Fieldwork Coordinator: CBU Recreation Center Fieldwork
  • CAHPERD Region 48 District Leader
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS:
  • American Association for Health Education 
  • American College of Sports Medicine 
  • Christian Society for Kinesiology and Leisure Studies 
  • California Association for Health, Physical Education Recreation, and Dance -Region 48 Leader (Riverside County)
  • National Association for Kinesiology in Higher Education 
  • National Association for Sports and Physical Education 
  • National Strength and Conditioning Association 
  • Research Consortium Member 
  • Society of Health and Physical Educators
  • Tennessee Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance

Teaching Experience at Institutions Other than CBU

Lifeguard Medical Solutions
Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health Care Providers
First Aid, CPR and AED
 
Trevecca Nazarene University - Department of Exercise and Sport Science
Director for the Center for Maximizing Wellness
Personal and Community Health 
 
Middle Tennessee State University - Homer Pittard Campus School
Physical Education Program Director 
 
Rutherford County Schools
Elementary Physical Educator K-6
 
Corporate Health Consultant, Onsite Health
Corporate Health Educator
 
Middle Tennessee State University - Department of Health and Human Performance
Aerobic Walking
Drugs and Violence in Health Education
Fitness Education for the Adult
Fitness Education K-12
Introduction to Teaching Physical Education
School Health Program
Workshops and Instructional Methods in Health Education

Riverside County Department of Corrections
Inmate Devotional Services
 
Jurupa Mountains Cultural Center 
Team Building Adventure Course Instructor
 
Jurupa Unified Schools District
At -Risk Youth Educator
Secondary School Physical Educator
Elementary School Teacher
 
California State University, San Bernardino
University Awareness Program - Secondary School At-Risk Youth Education Counselor

Research, Presentations, and Publications

RESEARCH, PRESENTATIONS & PUBLICATIONS

O'Rourke, M., Pearson, D., & Baird, S. (2015). Cardiorespiratory activities with a purpose: Increasing motiviation and learning.  Society of Health and Physical Educators National Convention, Seattle, WA. March 21.

O’Rourke, M. (2015). Measurement and statistics in kinesiology.  Advance Placement Statistics. Norte Vista High School, Riverside, CA. April 22.

O'Rourke, M. (2014). From research to real world. In Anshel, M. Applied health fitness psychology (p. 18, 27).  Champaign, IL, Human Kinetics.

O'Rourke, M., Anshel, M., Kim, J., & Winborn, D. (2014).  Predictors of attitudes toward physical activity as a function of secondary school physical education experiences among adults. Southern District American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, Lexington, KY. February 21.

O’Rourke, M., Pearson, D. & Guerrero, J. (2014). How to Not Run a Lap. California Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance State Conference, Garden Grove, CA. February 28.

O’Rourke, M. & Malone, R. (2013). Endless Athletes: Transition from athlete to a lifetime of fitness. Tennessee Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance State Convention, Murfreesboro, TN. October 30.

"PE should not be punishment." (August, 2013). Tennessean. Mark Anshel, Nashville, TN.
 
O’Rourke, M. (2012). PETE Students and Jump Rope for Heart Annual Event. Black Fox Elementary, Murfreesboro, TN. February 24. 

O’Rourke, M. (2011). Predictors of attitudes toward physical activity as a function of secondary school physical education experiences among adults.

“En garde!” (2010, February, 20). The Daily News Journal. Aaron Thompson, Murfreesboro, TN.

“Elementary students say en garde to fencing lessons.” (2010, February 22). MTSU Sidelines. Kait Scharringhausen. Murfreesboro, TN.

O’Rourke, M., Parker, L., & Slagle, R. (2009). Individual and dual activity units: A health and fitness twist for middle and high school physical education. Tennessee Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance State Convention, Murfreesboro, TN. November 2.

Veal, M., Alstot, A., Bowles, E., & O’Rourke, M. (2009). What concept maps reveal about teacher candidates’ assessment knowledge. National Physical Education Teacher Education Conference, Myrtle Beach, SC. October 9.

O’Rourke, M. (2009). The effects of school–based interventions in reducing body mass index among youth: A meta-analysis and proposal to physical educators.

Veal, M., Alstot, A., Bowles, E., & O’Rourke, M. (2009). What concept maps reveal about teacher candidates’ assessment knowledge. 
 
O’Rourke, M. (2006, 2007). Presidential fitness assessment in elementary schools. Riverside Christian Elementary, Riverside, CA. February 28 & March 2.

O’Rourke, M. (2006). Movement activities for large groups in physical education, Faculty development, Lake Elsinore, CA. March 7.

O’Rourke, M. (2006). Quality physical education. Lake Elsinore Physical Education Faculty Development, Lake Elsinore, CA. March 7.

MacDonald, N., & Patino-O’Rourke, M. (2006). Stress management. California Baptist University Community Conference, San Bernardino, CA. November 1.

O’Rourke, M. (2006). Quality physical education involving rock climbing as a tool, Jurupa Unified School District School Board. August 7.

“Rubble trouble.” (2006, August 6). The Press Enterprise. Dan Bernstein, Riverside, CA.

O’Rourke, M. (2005). Tools of the trade: Effective team building adventure activities. California Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Southern District Annual Conference, Northridge, CA. November 6.

O’Rourke, M., MacDonald, N., & Pearson, D. (2005). Non-traditional physical education activities in secondary education. Association of Christian Schools International, National Conference, Anaheim, CA. November.

MacDonald, N., Pearson, D., & O’Rourke, M. (2005). Quality elementary physical education. Association of Christian Schools International, National Conference, Anaheim, CA. November.

O’Rourke, M. (2005). Dynamic physical education assessment. California Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Southern District Annual Conference, Northridge, CA. November 6.

O’Rourke, M. (2005). Fitness and health. Junior Lifeguard Educator Training, Malibu, CA. August 9.

Patino-O’Rourke, M. (2004). Establishing a well-managed secondary school physical education class.

“Schools follow religion rules.” (2003, April 7). The Press Enterprise Newspaper. Melanie Johnson, Riverside, CA.

Patino-O’Rourke, M. (2002). Team building and trust activities. Activity and Sport Coordinators Jurupa Unified School District Conference, Riverside, CA. June 25.

Patino-O’Rourke, M. (2001-present). Founder and donor of public school Christian club -God Answers Prayers club, Mission Middle School, Riverside, CA. February

Patino-O’Rourke, M. (2001). Middle school transition. Jurupa Community Education Conference, Riverside, CA. January 20.

Sherman, C., & Patino-O’Rourke, M. (2001). Integrating and assessing psychology in physical education. California Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance StateConference, Santa Clara, CA. .

Patino-O’Rourke, M. (2000). Authentic assessment in physical education. National Assessment Conference, Fullerton, CA. March 3.

 
SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS
  • Motivational Speaker. CSU Fullerton Department of Kinesiology, Teacher Education. April 15, 2014.
  • Kinesiology as a profession. Speaking engagement, Rialto Unified School District, Rialto, CA. February 2, 2007
  • The Fit Body in Christ. Speaking engagement, Vellegas Middle, Corona-Norco School, CA. February 21, 2007
  • Motivational Speaker: A Testimony of Not Giving Up. Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID), Rialto High School, San Bernardino, CA, 2006
  • Interdisciplinary assessment in physical education. Teacher Education Symposium, Azuza Pacific University, Azuza, CA. March. 2005
  • Teaching across the curriculum in physical education. Reading and Writing in the Content Area. Teacher Education Symposium, California Baptist University, Riverside, CA. 2002-2004
  • Motivational speaker. W.R.I.T.E. Conference, University of California, Riverside, CA. 2000
  • Physical education as a profession. Education: A family affair, Parent Conference, University of California, Riverside, CA. March 18, 2000

Church Membership / Activities

Crosspoint Church, Nashville, TN
  • Bridge Homeless Ministry
Harvest Christian Fellowship, Riverside, CA
  • Resources Ministry
Team Faith Racing Ministry, Nashville, TN
  • Director of Public Relations
  • Motocross Ministry (freestyle motocross, AMA arenacross)
  • Watercraft Ministry (professional IJSBA racing series)

Community Service / Involvement

God Answers Prayers Club (Founder and Donor), Mission Middle School, Riverside, CA

Chaplaincy to Professional Action Sports Athletes, Team Faith Racing Ministry

Homeless Ministry, Nashville, TN

Inmate Ministry Sevices, Tennessee Department of Corrections

Interests / Hobbies / Travel / Family

TRAVEL   National and international travel providing chaplaincy services to professional action sports athletes.

  • Team Faith Professional Freestyle Motocross Team
  • Pro Watercross Tour, International Jet Sports Boating Association (IJSBA)
  • Pro Amsoil Arenacross Motocross Racing Series, Team Faith Professional Racing Team
  • Beit El Wadi Sports Camp, Egypt

HOBBIES

  • Growing my own fruit and vegetables & taking a ride on my bike, dirt bike, street bike, or jet ski!

Personal Quote / Scripture / Philosophy of Education

In life I can easily become complacent in compromise to the sins of this earth.  Understanding that Christians and non-Christians alike are all sinners (Romans 3:22-23), I am called to love everyone which I will happily serve and do (Matt 22:36-39).  Yet, I am called to be different because I am called to be an ambassador for Christ (2 Corinthians 5:20).  I am a Christian (Romans 1:16-18).  With this comes humility and courage to be “Christ-like.” He calls me to shamelessly shine for Him (Matt 7:13-14).  Our society says much is “okay” and acceptable to do (1 Peter 5:8).  Yet, as a Christian I must discern when the world says “it is okay” does not mean it is acceptable or  fruitful to God (1 Corinthians 10:23).  When the world' s walls close in...God’s Word sweetly reminds me who “wins” the victory in the end (Revelations 21:1-8).  Therefore He calls me to be an ambassador for Him even when it is not convenient to me (Matt 16:24) or counters to what the world says is right or popular.  Today, right now, my Lord calls me to be different.  He calls me to be bold for Him and be a living sacrifice holy and acceptable to Him (Romans 12:1).  Why? Because that is the least I can do for all He has done for me (Romans 12:2).  He has asked me to live as His disciple (John 13:34-35).  Though I fall short daily (Romans 3:10-18), I pick myself up and am reminded today may be my final opportunity to role model and mentor those who are possibly looking to me for direction.  I pray that each day I am able to put each piece of armor of God on (Ephesians 6:10-20) in order to glorify Him, represent Him, more over live for Him. What about you? Are you a Christian? Are you His disciple?  It is more than a word. Amen.  Monica O'Rourke

 

Matthew 5:14-16  "You are the light of the world.  A town build on a hill cannot be hidden.  Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl.  Instead put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house.  In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven."   

Go live your purpose and shine.



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