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Danielle Roman

Master Lecturer

Contact Information
Phone: (213) 740-6153
Office: PED 108

Curriculum Vitae

Biographical Sketch

The past eight years have been busy for Danielle Roman. The mother to eight year old Parker has taught several activity classes as well as two lecture classes available for the Physical Education program; Stress Management for Healthy Living and First Aid and CPR.  Danielle proposed the Walking for Fitness course that started fall 2010. In addition, she is hoping to add Intro to Rock Climbing and Health Coach next year. Fitness has been a part of her life from an early age. “I ran my first 10K with my dad when I was six years old,” says Roman. “I still love running marathons and half marathons. I just enjoy staying active.” On the community college level, Danielle has had the opportunity to introduce new course curriculum which resulted in the implementation of courses for several community colleges across the Los Angeles area. She also published the Instructor Resource Manual for the Health Science and Athletics Department at El Camino College which currently serves as a guide for the instructors to help facilitate teaching for the weight training parent class and weight training laboratory sections. Danielle’s fitness background is not limited to her experience as an instructor. She served as the Fitness Center supervisor for El Camino where she administered fitness assessments and developed programs for students, staff, faculty, and athletes. She was the project coordinator and one of the trainers for two National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Movement Science Laboratories (MSL) studies entitled “Effects of Strength and Endurance of Sedentary Adults using the BODYBLADE” and “Difference in Caloric Expenditure using the Body Vibe device.” Danielle was also an exercise trainer for three NIH research studies, “Testosterone Replacement and Resistance Exercise Training in HIV-infected Men: Effects on Body Composition and Strength,” “Testosterone Replacement and Resistance Exercise Training in COPD Men” and “End-Stage Renal Disease and Exercise Training.” Depending on the season, Danielle can be found snowboarding in Canada, competing in a paddle boarding race in Catalina, surfing in Fiji or rock climbing in New Zealand. “I love being on a mountain or in the water. If I get a combination of both worlds, I’m a happy camper,” says Roman. She recently sold South Bay’s only indoor rock climbing gym and continues to stay active with her daughter. Says Roman, “I love to practice what I preach. Staying healthy is my passion and that’s why I love what I do!”



M.S. Kinesiology with emphasis in Exercise Science, Cal State University Long Beach, 5/1999
B.S. Kinesiology, University of Colorado at Boulder, 5/1994

Academic Appointment, Affiliation, and Employment History

Non-Tenure Track Appointments

Senior Lecturer, Dornsife College Department of Physical Education, 2014-2015   
Senior Lecturer, USC Dornsife College, 2013-2014   

Other Employment

Owner/Trainer, Sevenzones Fitness, 2013-2014   
Owner , Beach City Rocks Indoor Rock Climbing Gym, 06/2003-06/2009  

Description of Research

Summary Statement of Research Interests

Research Assistant for various published research projects working with healthy and diseased populations including: HIV, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), and End-Stage Renal Disease.

Multimedia Scholarship and Creative Works

Yoga Course Reader, Wrote 3 Chapters for the Yoga course reader., Fall 2014   
Interview, Time Warner Cable Stress and Exercise segment., Spring 2014   
Learning Environment Grant, Spring 2013   

Service to the University

Media, Alumni, and Community Relations

Faculty and Staff advisment for exercise and nutrition, 2013-2014   
Staff Power Hour for Dornsife College, 2013-2014   
Stress Management, Fitness and Nurtition Education for the Fullerton Police Department Cadet Program, 2013-2014   
Yoga Education Sororities and other groups/clubs on campus, 2013-2014   
Stress Management, Nutrition, and Fitness Education for the Fullerton Police Department Cadets, 2012-2013   
Yoga Class for USC's ROTC program, 2012-2013   
Yoga Education for Students, Clubs, and Sororities , 2012-2013   
Yoga Fitness for the USC Men's Basketball Team, 2012-2013   
Presentation: Walking for Fitness Education for Facilities Management Department , Fall 2012   
Yoga for YEP organization (Youth Expansion Program), 2011-2012   

Service to the Profession

Professional Memberships

Certified YogaFit Instructor Level 3 and Yoga for Seniors, 2001-  
NSCA Member of National Strength and Conditioning Assocation, 2000-  
Certified ACSM (American College of Sports Medicine), 1999-  
Certified First Aid, CPR and Professional Rescue Instructor, 1999-  
Certified Spin Instructor, 1996-  
IDEA Fitness, 2013-2014   
Tabata Bootcamp Certification, Fall 2013   
TRX Certificatioin, 2011-2012   
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