Heather Ontiveros, PA-C, MA, ATC

Assistant Professor of Physician Assistant Studies
Clinical Coordinator of Physician Assistant Studies

Office Phone: (951) 552-8504
E-mail: hontiveros@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: Health Science Campus G110
Office Hours: Health Science Campus G110

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
PA-C Physician Assistant University of California, Davis 2008
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

    International Health
    Population Health and Family Planning
    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

    Sports medicine and Family medicine
    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

  • Teaching Experience

    Accredited Clinical Instructor, (12/02-12/06)
    Faculty Instructor for San Diego State University, CAAHEP accredited Athletic Training Program

  • Research, Presentations, & Publications

    Master’s Thesis: Health Beliefs and Knowledge about the Female Athlete Triad: Measurement Development
    Guest Speaker, Practical Applications in Sports Medicine, yearly (5/12-present): Common Skin Infections in Sports; Urgent Care vs Emergency Room

  • Church Membership & Activities

    The Bridge Church, Murrieta, CA

  • Community Service & Involvement

    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)
    Medical team for the Rock & Roll Marathon, San Diego Ca., (6/’01, 6/’02)
    Habitat for Humanity volunteering, home construction, 2005

  • Interests & Hobbies

    Love spending time with my 2 girls, 3 and 6; and my wonderful husband of 10 years.We enjoy vacationing at my family’s home in Vermont and spending time in the San Francisco Bay Area. I played collegiate soccer 4 years at UC Davis, and I continue to play weekly in Murrieta.I also coach my oldest in AYSO.

  • 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