Jessica Matthews, M.S.

Adjunct Professor of Kinesiology

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With the rise of technology, how is the academic world answering the call to create a trusted bridge between the knowing and the doing when it comes to applying technology and facilitating positive health outcomes?

Jessica Matthews, M.S., E-RYT 500 is an award-winning, industry-leading health and wellness educator. As a seasoned yoga teacher and innovative college professor, she has developed and implemented graduate degree programs as well as comprehensive 200-and 500-hour yoga teacher training programs at the college level in addition to teaching a variety of associate, undergraduate, and graduate-level health and exercise science courses.

A sought-after and trusted media resource, Jessica regularly contributes as a wellness expert to numerous publications and media outlets, including, but not limited to, CNN, The Washington Post, Women's Health, The New York Times, and NPR. A recognized leader and mentor in the field, Jessica was named the 2017 IDEA Fitness Instructor of the Year for her superior instructional abilities and positive influence within her local community and the global health and fitness industry.

Additionally, as a former exercise physiologist and licensed educator based in San Diego, California, Jessica serves as assistant professor and program director for the Master of Kinesiology in Integrative Wellness program. She is also a yoga studies professor at MiraCosta College where she co-created the advanced 300-hour yoga teacher training program.

Jessica has a genuine passion and unique ability for transforming people's lives. Armed with a wealth of practical, proven and science-based information through 17 years of work in the health and fitness field, her mission is to positively shift people's perspectives about themselves, their lives, and what they are capable of achieving.

In an episode of the Fit Tech Council podcast, Jessica and PLNU professor Ted Vickey discuss about applying evidence-based coaching strategies with behavior change techniques to facilitate meaningful lifestyles, how health and fitness pros can collaborate with colleagues in a wide variety of settings to provide an integrative approach to health, and why Point Loma Nazarene University has created the PLNU Masters of Kinesiology in Integrative Wellness program to teach students about using technology that provides lifestyle interventions to prevent and effectively manage chronic disease.

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