Assistant Professor of Kinesiology
Phone: (805) 565-6824
Office Location: Murchison Complex Office
Monday, Wednesday 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation Science, Fitness and Health
B.S., Health & Human Performance, Montana State University
D.P.T., Doctor of Physical Therapy, Chapman University
Sc.D., Rehabilitation Science, Texas Tech University (in progress)
OCS, Board Certified in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy
CSCS, Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist
Tom worked full-time as an orthopedic physical therapist in Santa Barbara before coming on full-time with the department in 2012. He teaches a variety of courses including basic biomechanics, motor behavior, pain science, therapeutic exercise, research, fitness for life and fitness for older adults. His research interests are related to the effects of exercise and manual therapy on biomechanics and pain.
In addition to teaching at Westmont, Tom devotes the remainder of his time to his orthopedic physical therapy practice and has experience in a number of settings including outpatient orthopedics, long-term care and sports medicine as a physical therapist in Cirque du Soleil's performance medicine department.
Tom is married to his wife and fellow physical therapist, Kirsten ('03), and they have two daughters, Reese and Taylor.