Faculty


Monica O'Rourke

Monica O'Rourke, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Kinesiology

Office Phone: (951) 343-5562
Email: morourke@calbaptist.edu
Department: Health Science
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
M.S. Education/Kinesiology California Baptist University 2004
Credential Professional Clear Teaching Credential California State University, Fullerton 2000
B.S. Kinesiology California State University, San Bernardino 1997

Additional Education

CREDENTIALS & LICENSURE
American Heart Association Licensed Instructor - Basic Life Support & Heart Saver
Tennessee Teaching Licensure
California Professional Clear Teaching Credential
 
CERTIFICATIONS
Certified Trainer for Michigan Model for Health
Coordinated School Heath Trainer
National Institute for Health Research Certified
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PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS
American Association for Health Education
American College of Sports Medicine
California Association for Health, Physical Education Recreation, and Dance
  • Unit 404 (Riverside/San Bernardino County) Unit Co-President
  • State Future-Professional Liason Advisor
Christian Society for Kinesiology and Leisure Studies
  • Webinar Committee member
  • Webinar Coordinator
Fit Female Coalition
  • Co-founder & National Presentor

National Association for Kinesiology in Higher Education

National Strength and Conditioning Association

Society of Health and Physical Educators

Tennessee Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance

Classes Taught

  • KIN 212 First Aid & Safety
  • KIN 264 Movement Anatomy
  • KIN 274 Applied Movement Anatomy
  • KIN 302 Contemporary Health Issues 
  • KIN 303 Foundations of Kinesiology
  • KIN 332 Lifelong Motor Development
  • KIN 353 Care and Prevention of Athletic Injury
  • KIN 363 Movement Experiences for Children
  • KIN 383 Exercise Physiology
  • KIN 404 Movement Experiences for Middle School Students
  • KIN 403 Method of Teaching Sport Activities I
  • KIN 413 Method of Teaching Sport Activities II
  • 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 473 Research Methods & 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
  • KIN 557 Fitness Testing & Exercise Prescription for Special Populations
  • KIN 570 Research Methods
  • STA 513 Applied Statistics

Academic Areas / Scholarly Interests

Academic Areas

Exercise Science; Health Promotion;  Exercise & Sport Psychology; Physical Education Pedagogy; Science-based Apologetics & Kinesiology; Sport Management for Professional Athletes

Scholarly Interests

Disconnected values model for health; Psychosocial motivation in health and physical activity; Christianity and science; Kinesiology and creation science; Professional action sports athletes and  faith; Effective fitness programs for girls and women;  Biblical nutrition; Kinesiology and online technology; Effective school physical education programs; Effective class-management:; Psychosocial constructs of obesity

Teaching Experience at Institutions Other than CBU

Department of Exercise and Sport Science -Trevecca Nazarene University

  • Director for the Center for  Maximizing Wellness - Employee & Student Wellness Education Program
  • First Aid, CPR, & AED (Adult, Child, Infant)
  • Personal & Community Health

Department of Health & Human Performance - Middle Tennessee State University

  • Fitness Education for the Adult
  • Fitness Education K-12
  • Drugs and Violence
  • Aerobic Fitness Walking
  • The School Health Program
  • Introduction to Teaching Physical Education
  • Workshops & Instructional Methods in Health Education

Annuvia Medical

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health Care Providers
  • First Aid, CPR, & AED (Adult, Child, Infant)

Tennessee Prison for Women

Lifeguard Medical Solutions

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health Care Providers
  • First Aid, CPR, & AED (Adult, Child, Infant)

Rutherford County Schools

  • Physical Education Program Director
  • Elementary Physical Educator

Onsite Health Corporation

  • Corporate Health & Wellness Education & Consutling

Riverside County Department of Corrections

Jurupa Mountains Cultural Center

  • Adventure Education
  • Sport Team Building

Jurupa Unified School District

  • At-Risk Youth Educator
  • Secondary Physical Educator
  • Elementary Education & Physical Educator

California State University, San Bernardino

  • School District College-prep Education

Research, Presentations, and Publications

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)
  • CAHPERD Riverside/San Bernardino Unit Leade

 

O'Rourke, M. (2017).  Empowering you. Keynote presented at California State University, Fullerton Physical Education Conference, Fullerton, CA. September 23.

O’Rourke, M. (2017). Understanding how kinesiologists use statistics.  Advanced Placement Statistics. Norte Vista High School, Riverside, CA. September 22.

O’Rourke, M. (2017). The value and pupose of a kinesiologist.  Accelerate Academic Acheivement  (AAA) Academy. Patriot High School, Riverside, CA. September 21.

O'Rourke, M. (2017). Kinesiology-related online technology and uses in the university classroom. Christian Society for Kinesiology and Leisure Studies Conference, Nashville, TN. June 7.

Milner, C., Kitson, M., O’Rourke, M. (2017). Value of mentoring. Christian Society for Kinesiology and Leisure Studies, Webinar, April 19.

Biren, G., O'Rourke, M., Rattigan, P., & McCall, J. (2017). Sport Science K-20. California Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance State Convention, San Diego, CA. February 25.

Cowlan, A., Kalnes, K., & O'Rourke, M. (2017). Title IX 2.0. California Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance State Convention, San Diego, CA. February 25.

Davis, T, & O'Rourke, M. (2017). Pedagogical approach to technology and kinesiology in university instruction. Christian Society for Kinesiology and Leisure Studies, Webinar, Janurary 25.

Kalnes, K., Malone, J.,  O'Rourke, M., & Cowlin, A. (2016). Female specific wellness programs. Eastern District Society of Health and Physical Educators National Convention, Atlantic City, NJ, May 23. 

O'Rourke, M., & Williams, C. (2016). Teaching leadership and advocacy in Health/PETE using technology-based learning strategies.  Society of Health and Physical Educators National Convention, Minneapolis, MN. April 9.

O'Rourke, M., & Williams, C. (2016). Out of control health: Strategies to bridge disconnected health values.  Society of Health and Physical Educators National Convention, Minneapolis, MN. April 7.

O'Rourke, M. & Moore, M. (2016). Promoting personal fitness and conditioning using social media: Teacher strategies. California Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance State Convention, Santa Clara, CA. March 11.

O'Rourke, M. Carlan, M., & Moore, M. (2016). Skill-related fitness activities & history! Olympics & Roman Empire Activities. California Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance State Convention, Santa Clara, CA. March 11.

O'Rourke, M. (2015). How do I integrate multimedia? (contributor). In Davis, T. Visual design for online learning (p. 116-121). 

O'Rourke, B. & O'Rourke, M. (2015). Athletes as role models. Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Trevecca Nazarene University, Nashville, TN. November 18.

Malone, J. & O'Rourke, M. (2015). She's got this! Personal fitness conditioning social-media intervention. Tennessee Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance State Convention, Murfreesboro, TN. October 26.

Pearson, D., O'Rourke, M., & 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.  Advanced 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.

Pearson, D., O’Rourke, M., & 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

  • Integration of Kinesiology and Statistics. Advanced Placement Statistics Speaking Engagement, Norte Vista High School, Riverside, CA. November 10, 2016
  • Health Science as a profession. Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) Speaking engagement, Rialto Unified School District, Rialto, CA. October 14, 2016
  • 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

Ministry Involvement - https://calbaptist.edu/news/cbu_professor_serves_to_make_christ_known_in_the_action_sports_scene

Crosspoint Church, Nashville, TN

  • God Behind Bars Prison Ministry- Tenssessee Prison for Women
  • Bridge Homeless Ministry

Team Faith Racing Ministry, National & International Ministry

  • Chapliaincy to professional athletes (prayer, race support, onsite event ministry)
  • Director of Public Relations
  • Motocross Ministry (freestyle motocross, AMA arenacross)
  • Watercraft Ministry (professional IJSBA racing series)

Community Service / Involvement

Alvord Unified School District Community Partnership Program, California Baptist University Physical Education Representative, Riverside, CA

Public School Christian Club School Donor & Founder - Mission Middle School, God Answers Prayer Club, Riverside CA

School Improvement Program Committee Member, Jurupa Unified School District

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" (Matt 7:13-14). He calls me to shamelessly shine for Him (Matt 5:13-16).  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.  Have questions about Christ? Science of Kinesiology? or both?  Contact me.