Faculty Profiles

Mr. Nathan S. Wright

Chairperson, Department of Kinesiology & Physical Education
Associate Professor of Physical Education
B.A., Los Angeles Baptist College
M.A., California State University, Northridge
Joined TMU 1974

Mr. Wright has taught and coached at California Lutheran University, Los Angeles Baptist College, and at Moody Bible Institute where he served as Athletic Director. In addition to his current duties as Department Chair for the Kinesiology & Physical Education Department, he serves as the Faculty Athletic Representative for the NAIA.

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Mr. David R. Larsen

Associate Professor of Kinesiology and Physical Education
B.S., California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
M.A., California State University, Long Beach
Diploma in Biblical Studies, The Master's College (1989)
National Athletic Trainer's Association, Certified 1991
National Academy of Sports Medicine, Corrective Exercise Specialist and Performance Enhancement Specialist
Joined TMU 2001

Before he joined The Master's Univesity faculty in fall 2001, Professor Larsen was the Head Athletic Trainer and a Physical Education Instructor at Los Angeles Harbor College for nine years. He has worked with a variety of athletes ranging from high school to professional levels and also worked for three years at a Physical Therapy clinic. His area of academic interest in Sports Medicine is corrective exercise application and he has completed an advanced certification from the National Academy of Sports Medicine in this area. Professor Larsen also oversees the Pre-Physical Therapy emphasis in the Kinesiology department where he teaches classes pertaining to evaluation and treatment of athletic injuries. Professor Larsen and his wife, April, were born and raised in Whittier, CA, and have been married since 1992. They have four children.

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Mr. Darren Board

Assistant Professor of Kinesiology & Physical Education
B.A., The Master's College
M.A., University of the Pacific
National Athletic Trainer's Association, Certified
Joined TMU 2006

Mr. Board graduated from TMU in 2003 and completed his master's degree at the University of the Pacific in 2007. Before returning to TMU, he worked for the Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute in Jacksonville, FL working in the physical therapy clinic and as the Head Athletic Trainer at a local high school. Mr. Board teaches Principles of PE, Motor Learning, Health Education and several activity classes. He is also the Assistant Athletic Trainer responsible for Men's Soccer, Baseball and Men's Golf. He and his wife, April, have been married since 2004 and have two children.

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