Heather Ontiveros, PA-C, DHSc, ATC

Assistant Professor of Physician Assistant Studies
Director of Clinical Education for Physician Assistant Studies
Interprofessional Education Exposure Chair

Office Phone: (951) 552-8504
E-mail: hontiveros@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: Health Science Campus G112
Office Hours: varies

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
PA-C Physician Assistant University of California, Davis 2008
DHSc Doctor of Health Science A.T. Still University 2018
MA Kinesiology, Emphasis in Biomechanics and Athletic Training San Diego State University 2004
BS Exercise Science University of California, Davis 1999
  • Additional Education

    Certified Physician Assistant; 2008
    Advanced Cardiac Life Support, American Red Cross (6/08-present)
    National Athletic Training Board Certified Athletic Trainer (8/00-present),
    Accredited Clinical Instructor (12/ 02-present)

  • Courses Taught

    Health Delivery Systems-Undergraduate
    Population Health and Family Planning-Undergraduate
    Professional Practice - Masters
    Medical Ethics - Masters
    Clinical Medicine - Masters
    Clinical Skills - Masters
    History and Physical - Master's

    Guest Lecturer: Masters of Athletic Training Program
    Eye & Ear Anatomy and skills lab,
    Heart anatomy and auscultation skills lab,
    Common Skin Infections in Sports,
    Urgent Care vs Emergency Room: What goes where and When

  • Academic Areas & Scholarly Interests

    Interprofessional Education
    Sports medicine
    Head Injuries
    Urgent Care
    Emergency medicine
    Over-use and antibiotics in medicine, and development of antibiotic resistance
    The anti-vaccine movement; and the impact on public health
    Clinical Experience: Physician Assistant: University of California Riverside, Campus Health Center, 10/11-present
    Physician Assistant: A+ Urgent Care, 6/2009-2018
    Physician Assistant: Rancho Springs Emergency Department, 8/09-8/13
    Physician Assistant: OUCH Sports Medicine, 2010

  • Teaching Experience

    University of Southern California (Spring, 2018) Lower Extremity Orthopedics
    Accredited Clinical Instructor and Faculty Instructor for San Diego State University, CAAHEP accredited Athletic Training Program (12/02-12/06)

  • Research, Presentations, & Publications

    Doctoral Project: Interprofessional Education Attitudes in Physician Assistant and Nurse Practioner Students
    Master’s Thesis: Health Beliefs and Knowledge about the Female Athlete Triad: Measurement Development
    Presenter, Practical Applications in Sports Medicine, yearly (5/12-present): Common Skin Infections in Sports; Urgent Care vs Emergency Room; Orthopedic Zebra's
    Presenter, Collegiate Athletic Training Symposium (5/16-present): Common Skin Infections in Sports; Urgent Care vs Emergency Room
    Facilitator, Inspire her Mind, Mentoring of high school girls from Riverside Unified School District.
    Presenter, various events promoting Physician Assistants and the CBU PA Program throughout the Inland Empire

  • Church Membership & Activities

    The Bridge Church, Murrieta, CA

  • Community Service & Involvement

    Volunteer Clinician: Health to Hope mobile Clinics, Inland Empire (October 2016, April 2017, October 2017, April 2018)
    Volunteer Clinician: Disney Fun Run Weekend, (various events 2016-2017)
    Club Advisor: California Baptist University Pre-PA Club (8/2015-present)
    PA Mentor: Provide Clinical Shadowing exposure for Pre-Pa Students (3/1/2015-current)
    AYSO: American Youth Soccer Association Coach, (Murrieta) 2014-present
    Calvary Chapel Murrieta Football Program Athletic Trainer and Clinician (8/06-08)
    Yearly Community Physicals (Temecula, Murrieta, Lake Elsinore Area High Schools) (5/06-5/10)
    San Diego Chargers (National Football League), Sick Call (Fall ’06) Physicals (5/08)
    Track & Field Olympic Trials, Sacramento Ca. (7/’00)

  • Interests & Hobbies

    Love spending time with my 2 girls, 8 and 10; and my wonderful husband of 15 years. We enjoy vacationing at my family’s home in Vermont and all types of travel; national and international. I love gardening, and caring for our chickens. I played collegiate soccer 4 years at UC Davis, and I continue to play weekly in Murrieta. I also coached both girls in AYSO until they moved to club soccer.

  • Personal Philosophy

    “My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style”
    ― Maya Angelou