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Welcome Brian Ciolek to the Kinesiology Department (August 2014)!

Brian Ciolek, M.S., SCCC, CSCS,*D, RSCC serves as a full-time faculty member in the Avila Kinesiology department and as the Director of Strength and Conditioning for the Athletic Department. Brian earned his Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from University of Central Missouri in 2005 and Master of Science in Exercise Science from California University of Pennsylvania in 2008.  He also holds numerous coaching/sports certifications including Strength and Conditioning Coach Certified (CSCCa), Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (NSCA), Registered Strength and Conditioning Coach (NSCA), and Tactical Strength and Conditioning Coach (NSCA).  Brian is an experienced educator and strength coach who uses functional movement evaluation and performance testing to establish baselines that inform his strength and conditioning program design, as well as, to measure progressing athletic development.  This day-to-day practical application of movement science content supports Brian’s instruction of courses in the areas of nutrition, fitness training, and strength and conditioning.


NSCA-ERP Approval (February 2015)

The Avila Kinesiology curriculum has been approved as meeting the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) criteria recommended for acceptance into their Strength and Conditioning Education Recognition Program (ERP).  Dr. Larson serves as the Program Director and Brian Ciolek is the Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) sponsor for the ERP.


Dr. Larson presents at the NSCA Missouri State Clinic (April 2015)

Title: RNT Drills and Exercises
Brief Description: This session demonstrates Reactive Neuromuscular Training drills and exercises that target weak kinetic links for the purposes of improving motor control, movement quality, and strength-power training.


Coming to Avila University – Fall Semester 2015

Avila Golf Biomechanics Lab