MS, University of New Mexico
BA, Colorado Mesa University
Brent W. Alumbaugh began his undergraduate career at Iowa State University and eventually received his Bachelor of Arts in exercise science from Colorado Mesa University, then went on to earn his Master of Science in exercise physiology from the University of New Mexico. Alumbaugh has multiple roles at CMU, serving as Clinical Coordinator and Physiologist for the Monfort Family Human Performance Lab and an instructor of kinesiology.
In the the Monfort Family Human Performance Lab, Alumbaugh primarily works with students - teaching them how to calibrate the equipment and interpret the information in a practical and useful way. He devotes different parts of the year to student-athletes in various sports and helps them to quantify different performance variables.
Another of Alumbaugh's primary responsibilities is encouraging community members and organizations to utilize these facilities. He works with individuals of all ages and physical capabilities, taking them through testing based on their specific needs and goals. Fire, police and community departments utilize the Human Performance Lab for health and wellness programs that encourage biannual testing and include proactive interventions.
Alumbaugh teaches Health and Wellness, Applications of Physical Fitness, Clinical Exercise Physiology, Exercise Physiology Lab, Sports Nutrition and Advanced First Aid. He is passionate about his job and believes that the key to a happy and successful life is to approach daily activities in a health manner. He enjoys a number of outdoor activities and believes that by practicing what he preaches, students are more willing to listen and will learn in a more effective manner.