Faculty


Dominick Sturz

Dominick Sturz, DrPH

Associate Professor of Public Health / Chair, Health Science / Director of Masters in Public Health

Office Phone: (951) 343-2192
Email: dsturz@calbaptist.edu
Department: Health Science
Office Location: Tyler Plaza, Suite 335
Office Hours: T/TH 10:00AM - 2:00PM by appointment.

Education

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Date
DrPH Health Education Loma Linda University 6/2014
M.P.H. Community Health and Disease Prevention California State University, Fullerton 6/2005
B.S. Health Science California State University, Fullerton 6/2001

Classes Taught

KNES 302/502: Contemporary Issues in Health

Academic Areas / Scholarly Interests

Gerontology and Health

Spirituality/Religiosity and Health

Mental Health 

Teaching Experience at Institutions Other than CBU

California State University, Fullerton

HESC 450/GERO 450: Applied Health Promotion in Aging Populations

HESC 440 Determinants of Health Behavior

HESC 342/KNES 342: Stress Management

  • Student Learning and Teaching Excellence Academy (SLATE): Instructional Design and Teaching Presence Strand
  • Student Learning and Teaching Excellence Academy (SLATE): Cognitive Presence Strand
  • Student Learning and Teaching Excellence Academy (SLATE): Social Presence Strand
  • Gerontology Program Council
  • Gerontology Student Thesis/Project Committee Member
  • Chancellor’s Doctoral Incentive Program Scholar

 

Loma Linda University

HPRO 536: Program Planning and Evaluation

Research, Presentations, and Publications

Publications

Sturz, D. L., & Zografos, K. N. (2014). Religious Coping and Working Past Retirement Age: A Review of the Literature. Journal of Religion, Spirituality & Aging, 26(2-3), 231-244. doi: 10.1080/15528030.2013.855967

Charlemagne-Badal, S., Lee, J., Butler, T., Fraser, G., (2014). Conceptual domains included in wellbeing and life satisfaction instruments: A systematic review of validation studies. Quality of Life Research (involved as a contributor to scale development through instrument domain categorization)

Sturz, D., & McMahan, S. (2006). The aging workforce: Implications for Kinesiotherapists. Clinical Kinesiology, 60(3)

McMahan, S., & Sturz, D. (2006). Implications for an aging workforce. Journal of Education for Business, 82(1), 50-55. doi: 10.3200/joeb.82.1.50-55

Sturz, D., Kleiner, B., & Fernandez, A. (2005). Effective management of cultural diversity in a classroom setting. Equal Opportunities International, 24(5/6) doi:10.1108/02610150510788169

 

Presentations

Loma Linda University Doctoral Dissertation Defense, 2014: Retirement: Job Stress, Job Satisfaction, Social Support and Spiritual Meaning, are they Factors?

San Bernardino County Directors Meeting, 2013: Preparing Counties for an Aging Population

Consulate of Mexico, 2013: Aging Successfully

American Public Health Association, 2012: Importance of Spiritual Wellness among a sample of College Students

Bi-National Health Fair (US/Mexico), 2012: Mental Health as we Age

California Department of Mental Health: State Hospital Recovery-Based Mental Health Treatment

California Association of Local Mental Health Boards and Commissions: Disparities in Mental Health Treatments

California Mental Health Directors Association: Disparities in Mental Illness

California County Medical Directors Association: Disparities in Mental Illness

California Department of Public Health: Implications of Recovery-Based Mental Health Treatments

Medi-Cal: The Need for Continuity of Care with Mental Health Treatments

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill: Strategies to Enhance Mental Health and Wellness

American Society of Safety Engineers: Safety Assessment for an Aging Workforce

 

Curricula Development 

Chewing Tobacco Educational Program, targeting males aged 16-22, to reduce incidence of oral cancers in high-risk populations

ROPE, Realizing Opportunities for Physical Education, physical activity program targeting youth grades 6-9, to reduce the prevalence of childhood obesity and associated disorders

Church Membership / Activities

Crossroads, Corona

PADI Course Director

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Emergency First Response Instructor Trainer

Grace Brethern Church, Long Beach Primary Care (CPR), Secondary Care (First Aid), Automatic External Defibrillator (AED), Care for Children

 

PADI Specialty Instructor Trainer

Enriched Air, Underwater Navigator, Deep Diver, Night Diver, Search and Recovery Diver, Dry Suit Diver, Wreck Diver, Digital Underwater Photographer, Diver Propulsion Vehicle, AWARE Fish Identification

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PADI Specialty/Distinctive Specialty Instructor

Enriched Air, Underwater Navigator, Deep Diver, Night Diver, Search and Recovery Diver, Dry Suit Diver, Wreck Diver, Drift Diver, AWARE Fish Identification, Digital Underwater Photographer, Diver Propulsion Vehicle, Altitude Diver, Underwater Naturalist, Boat Diver, Multilevel Diver, Oxygen First Aid, Peak Performance Buoyancy,  Project AWARE, AWARE Coral Reef Conservation, Emergency Oxygen Provider, Marine Life Injuries, AED for Divers, Whale Shark Conservation, Sea Turtle Awareness

 

DAN Instructor Trainer

xygen First Aid for SCUBA Diving Injuries, Advanced Oxygen First Aid for SCUBA Diving Injuries, Oxygen First Aid for Aquatic Emergencies, AED for SCUBA Diving, AED for Aquatic Emergencies, First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life Injuries, On-Site Neurological Assessment for Divers, Basic Life Support and First Aid, Dive Emergency Management Provider, Diving Emergency Specialist

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Community Service / Involvement

American Public Health Association

Reviewer of Abstracts (2013–Present)

 

Consulate of Mexico, San Bernardino

Health Educator and Executive Planning Committee Member (2011–Present)

  • Ventanilla de Salud in conjunction with Loma Linda University

 

Choose Health Inc.

Director, Educational Program Development (2008–Present)

  • Development of community needs assessments and educational programs that meet those needs
  • Community education on various health disparities and strategies for improving health outcomes
  • Specialized expertise in aging populations, health care systems/administration, and in mental health

 

Congressman Joe Baca’s Youth Motivation Campaign

Youth Educator and Motivational Speaker (2012)

Interests / Hobbies / Travel / Family

I have one furry four-legged daughter named Marley (named after Bob).  She is a pit-bull/labrador mix rescue (and the sweetest dog ever.. of course I am a bit biased).

I love Angels basedball (season seat holder), SF 49ers football, Lakers basketball, and USC college football. 

I travel every chance I get, and have been blessed to have visited 43 amazing countries (and counting).

I surf, snowboard, camp, mountain bike, and generally enjoy most outdoor activities.

I am passionate about SCUBA diving and have dedicated a great deal of time,  both diving and teaching others how to dive.  I actually teach people, how to teach people, how to dive.  Below is a list of my dive, and dive medicine related, instructor qaulifications.

PADI Course Director

PADI 5 Star IDC Learning Center SCUBA Instructor Trainer (2007–Present)

  • Sport Chalet geographies have included the Inland Empire and Orange County

 

Emergency First Response Instructor Trainer

  • Primary Care (CPR), Secondary Care (First Aid), Automatic External Defibrillator (AED), Care for Children

 

PADI Specialty Instructor Trainer

  • Enriched Air, Underwater Navigator, Deep Diver, Night Diver, Search and Recovery Diver, Dry Suit Diver, Wreck Diver, Digital Underwater Photographer, Diver Propulsion Vehicle, AWARE Fish Identification

 

PADI Specialty/Distinctive Specialty Instructor

  • Enriched Air, Underwater Navigator, Deep Diver, Night Diver, Search and Recovery Diver, Dry Suit Diver, Wreck Diver, Drift Diver, AWARE Fish Identification, Digital Underwater Photographer, Diver Propulsion Vehicle, Altitude Diver, Underwater Naturalist, Boat Diver, Multilevel Diver, Oxygen First Aid, Peak Performance Buoyancy,  Project AWARE, AWARE Coral Reef Conservation, Emergency Oxygen Provider, Marine Life Injuries, AED for Divers, Whale Shark Conservation, Sea Turtle Awareness

 

DAN Instructor Trainer

  • Oxygen First Aid for SCUBA Diving Injuries, Advanced Oxygen First Aid for SCUBA Diving Injuries, Oxygen First Aid for Aquatic Emergencies, AED for SCUBA Diving, AED for Aquatic Emergencies, First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life Injuries, On-Site Neurological Assessment for Divers, Basic Life Support and First Aid, Dive Emergency Management Provider, Diving Emergency Specialist

Personal Quote / Scripture / Philosophy of Education

Proverbs 3:5-6

"Trust in Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; In all ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.