It was HOT outside, and just me in class. Christian was patient when I needed extra breaks. Thank you!
Ivan earned his bachelor’s degree
in Exercise Science from Eastern
Michigan University with a concentration in Strength and Conditioning and
Special Populations. He finished his master’s degree with honors from
Eastern Kentucky University in Exercise and Sports Sciences. Ivan’s
graduate research included Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injury
Prevention and the Success vs. Failure Rates of Different Types of Knee
Reconstructions (Cadaver, Patellar, or Hamstring Tendon Grafts). He also
holds a certification with the United States Weight Lifting Association as a
Level 1 Sports Performance Coach.
While at Eastern Kentucky, Ivan
was the University Director of Basketball
Strength and Conditioning from 2011-2013. As an undergrad, he was a
volunteer assistant strength and conditioning coach at the University of
Michigan. He worked with the U of M men’s football and soccer teams.
Ivan also worked at the University of Michigan Hospital as a nurse aide on
the adult Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Unit. He assisted patients
with many different diagnoses, such as traumatic head injuries, amputates
and para/quadriplegics. Although a large population of the patients had
traumatic physical deficits, Ivan noticed a percentage of the residents who
were in the rehabilitation setting because of preventable illnesses.
Ivan also has experience as a local high school soccer and AAU basketball
coach. He is very passionate about preventive medicine, especially in the
realm of adult & childhood obesity and diabetes. Ivan’s mission is to fight
and lower obesity rates in the state of Michigan.