PhD in Health
In 2017, Dominique earned her PhD in Health from the University of Bath in the U.K. Her research focused on “The Impact of Gameful Design On Sedentary Adults’ Motivation For Physical Activity and Physical Activity Levels”.
The International Society for Physical Activity and Health invited Dominique to present her research at the international conference in London in October 2018: Presentation| Poster
Dominique also holds an AA Degree in Liberal Arts, a BA Degree in Physical Education (Health Theme) and an MA in Teaching International Languages.
Certified Personal Trainer
Dominique is a Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) through the American Council on Exercise (ACE) and has over 20 years of experience training clients from different walks of life, ages and fitness levels. In 2011, she was named ‘Top 11 Personal Trainers to Watch in the U.S.’ by Life Fitness and ACE. Dominique also has over 20 years of experience teaching group fitness and was a certified group fitness instructor through ACE and is a certified SCHWINN cycling instructor among other specialty certifications.
Certified Wellness Practitioner
Dominique is a Certified Wellness Practitioner (CWP) through the National Wellness Institute (NWI) and has over 20 years of experience coaching clients from different backgrounds and with different needs to positively improve their lives. Her specialty is weight management and holistic lifestyle transformation. Dominique unapologetically believes that hope and healing are available to every single person who wants to live better, healthier and happier.
Dominique was one of the first licensed Exercise-is-Medicine Specialists through the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and has successfully ensured that Andrews University, where she served as Director for University Wellness, has been awarded “GOLD LEVEL” for being an institution that promotes exercise as a vital sign at university four years in a row.
Since 2001, Dominique has obtained a wide variety of experiences in corporate, medical fitness, commercial and educational settings – training, coaching, teaching, inspiring and transforming peoples’ lives. Dominique has served in various positions, including being a lecturer, assistant professor, supervisor, manager, committee chair, task force leader, conference coordinator, director and executive director.
She played a key role in the inaugural leadership team (2012-2013) of developing and successfully opening the state-of-the-art medically-based AdventHealth Wellness Center. Further, Dominique served as the executive director for the new Andreasen Center for Wellness and as director for University Wellness there.