Certifications and Qualifications:

Personal Fitness Trainer Certification: National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)
Certified Nutritional Therapist: Health Sciences Academy
Corrective Exercise Specialist: National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)
Black Belt, Okinawan Goju-Ryu
Tai Chi, Qi-Gong, and Internal Martial Arts Practitioner
CPR, AED & First Aid for Adults and Children: American Safety and Health Institute


2020 Master of Science: Kinesiology, Concentration in Corrective Exercise, Orthopedic Sports Rehabilitation, and Sports Psychology: A.T. Still University
2013 Associate Degree in Applied Science in Behavioral Health/Addictions and Substance Use Disorders: Rio Salado College, Graduated with Distinction, Phi Theta Kappa National Honor Society
2006 Master of Arts Degree in Psychology: Marist College
2005 Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology: Marist College, Graduated Cum Laude (With Distinction)

Specialty Workshops:

Bodies Bounce Back, Ketogenic Diet, Eating Healthfully on the Go, Moving Meditation for Pain Management, Moving Meditation for Stress-Reduction, Food Allergies, Basics of Nutrition, The Art of Wellbeing

Additional Experience:

Experience Working with Employee Assistance Programs, Clients with Special Considerations, Community Professionals in the Health and Wellness Industry area.

Certifications and/or Contract Partners:

The Health Sciences Academy (THSA)Professional Wellness Alliance (PWA)National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)

More Info:

The Health Sciences Academy (THSA)
Certified Nutritional Therapist
Sports Nutrition Advisor
Advanced Sports Nutrition Advisor
(If you’re interested in becoming certified or taking courses at THSA, ask Shay about it!)

National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)
Certified Personal Training – Corrective Exercise Specialist

Glendale Community College
Advisory Council Member, Exercise Science and Nutrition Department

United States National Karate Federation
Active Member

National Federation of Professional Trainers (NFPT)

National Fitness Hall of Fame (NFHOF)

Perfect Keto


Continuing Education:

Southwest Institute of Healing Arts
Cranial Sacral Therapy Certificate of Excellence

Adjunct Faculty Member:

Maricopa Community College District
Rio Salado College
Chandler-Gilbert Community College
Scottsdale Community College
Corporate Trainer for Balancing Life’s Issues
Trainings include Healthy Holiday Habits, Clean Living, Avoiding Work Burnout, Heart Health


The International Conference Obesity & Child Development

The International Journal of Diabetes and Metabolic Disorders

The Journal of Obesity and Weight Loss Therapy (OMICS) – “The Mind-Body Connection: Its Impacts on Obesity (Open Access)

One thought on “Credentials

  1. Hi Shay, my name is Nancy . We met at Sole Sports about 2wks ago. I spoke with you about my tendon transfer. From my right Achilles tendon to my right thumb. The doctor who did the surgery is Dr. Timothy Schaub, M.D..He was at St. Joseph’s Hospital Orthopedics and Plastic Surgery. At 500 W. Thomas, Phx. Maybe they will give you new contact info.

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