Alisa Ward, M.A.

Alisa Ward, M.A.

  • Part-time Faculty, Kinesiology
  • Assistant Coach, Soccer and Track & Field
  • Phone: (619) 849-2557

Education

  • BA Physical Education, Point Loma Nazarene University, 2005
  • MA Kinesiology: Sports Psychology & Sports Administration, Cal State University, Fresno, 2008

Background

Primary teaching responsibilities include Optimal Health, History & Trends, Weight Lifting & Fitness Through Movement.  Alisa is also the Intramural Director and an assistant Track & Field coach.  For four years,  Alisa helped coach the women’s soccer team to a national championship runner up in 2009 and to the final four in 2011.

Prior to becoming a faculty member at Point Loma, Alisa taught at an international school in Kampala, Uganda for one school year, where she continued to develop her passion for international cultures. In the summer of 2009, she co-led a LoveWorks mission trip to Brazil, with head soccer coach Tim Hall. She is a guest lecturer in KPE101: Orientation to Kinesiology, lecturing on “Beyond the US Borders—Serving Abroad in Your Chosen Profession.”

Alisa met her husband, Brandan Ward, a Machinist Mate—1st Class Naval Submariner, at their church and they got married in December of 2010.

 

Courses Instructed:

PED300 Optimal Health

PED330 History & Trends

PED155 Weight Lifting

PED100 Fitness Through Movement

 

 

 

Publications

Boon [Ward], A. & Gilbert, W. (2010). Using the United Nation’s Millennium Development Goals to Teach Citizenship in Youth Soccer, Journal of Coaching Education 3(3), 37-55.