Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Dr.PH Preventive Care Loma Linda University 2007
MPH Health Promotion and Education Loma Linda University 1995
B.A. Physical Education/Athletic Training; Certificate: Computer Programming Point Loma Nazarene University 1990

ATR 504 Athletic Training Clinical Education IV
ATR 514 Foundations of Athletic Training Professional Practice
ATR 521-524 Clinical Research in Athletic Training I-IV
ATR 527 Foundations of Therapeutic Interventions
ATR 540 General Medical Conditions for Athletic Trainers
ATR 541 Medical Imaging and Lab Procedures
ATR 560 Whole Person Care

Athletic Training
Interprofessional Education
Exercise Science
Public Health
Nutrition, Eating Disorders
Weight Management

Victor Valley College: 1995-2000
Hesperia Christian School: 1992-2001
Apple Valley Christian School: 1990-1992

MacDonald NJ, Baker RT, & Cheatam, SW. The Effects of Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization on Lower Extremity Muscle Performance: A Randomized Controlled Trial. International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy (Dec, 2016)
MacDonald N, Dickert J. Interprofessional Practice in Athletic Training. Evidence Based Practice Presentation, California Athletic Trainers Association Clinical Symposia (February 2016).
Edmisten J, MacDonald N. Knowledge and Readiness of Inter-Professional Education in Liberal Arts Undergraduate Students. Poster Presentation, Western Society of Kinesiology and Wellness (October 2015).
MacDonald, Baker, Herrera, Bursch. Knowledge and Readiness of Inter-professional Education in Athletic Training and Advanced Practice Nursing Students. Poster Presentation, Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions Conference (October 2014).
MacDonald, NJ, Baker, JE, Warren, L, Herrera, D, Bursch, L. Knowledge and Readiness of Inter-Professional Education in Athletic Training and Nurse Practitioner Students: A Pilot Study. Poster Presentation, NorthWest Athletic Trainers Association Clinical Symposia (March 2014).
Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice in Athletic Training. Presentation with Jolene Baker and Lindsay Warren. California Athletic Trainers Association (CATA) Conference (February 2014).
MacDonald NJ, Baker RT, Cady AC, Eisenberg C. Effects of Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization on Standing Vertical Jump – Poster Presentation, Far West Athletic Trainers Association Clinical Symposia (April 2013).
“Utilizing an Action Research Philosophy to Improve Clinical Practice and Patient Outcomes” – Presentation with Russell Baker at California Athletic Trainers Association (CATA) conference (February 2013)
“The Relationship between Levels of Stress and Physical Fitness, as Experienced by Law Enforcement Officers” – Dissertation Research (2007)
Received The Wiesseman Scholarship at LLU (2005)
Police Activities League (PAL) Health and Wellness Program Development and Coach’s Training Program – Apple Valley PAL Program (2004)
HCS Athletic Training Coaches Clinic – Organized and conducted clinic for area Christian School coaches. - (1998)
Physical Education Teacher’s Training Project Development – Master’s Thesis at LLU (1995).
Employee Wellness Program Development and Implementation - Aetna Ins. Co. and U.S. Family Care as fulfillment of MPH program at LLU (1994).
The effect of three types of pre-exercise carbohydrate beverages on blood glucose levels in athletes – Undergraduate thesis in fulfillment of Graduation with Distinction at PLNC (1990).

Hesperia Community Church

Athletic Trainer
Sports Medicine Advisory Board
Weight Management Consultant
American Red Cross Instructor
Conditioning Coach
Volleyball / Softball Coach

Family: Husband & 3 Children
Hobbies: Woodworking, rock climbing, cycling, reading, quilting, jigsaw puzzles, sports of all kinds
Interests: Camping with my family and extended family, laughing with friends

"The steps of a man are established by the LORD,
And He delights in his way.
When he falls, he will not be hurled headlong,
Because the LORD is the One who holds his hand."

-Psalm 37:23-24, NASB