Faculty Spotlight on Dr. Michael Thomas

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Education and Experience

Dr. Thomas holds a Ph.D. Health and Human Performance. His research area focused on muscular adaptations from resistance training. He has been published twice. Regarding research, Dr. Thomas carries the philosophy, “Our job as scientists is to observe, not to provide opinions.”

Field Experience

Dr. Thomas taught Physical Education and coached baseball and track in K-12 schools. He has been a personal trainer for more than 27 years and holds two national certifications through the American Council on exercise (ACE). Currently he own his own personal training studio and works with athletes and individuals at all levels of their fitness journey.

Fun Facts

Dr. Thomas was a professional body builder in the World Natural Body Building Federation and won Mr. U.S.A. from the North American Natural Body Building Federation in 2005. He played college baseball and part of a very successful program in southeast Kansas. Despite all of his success he is most proud of his family and enjoys spending time with his son – notably at Monster Truck shows locally.


Michael with his two oldest boys at a Monster Truck event.

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