Sean Pruitt, MS

BIO

I received my BS in Movement Science from the University of Michigan in 2010 where I was also a member of the Track and Field team. I moved to Missouri to continue my education and training, and in 2013 I graduated with my MS in Human Performance from Lindenwood University. Shortly after finishing my Masters degree, I started teaching classes for the School of Exercise Science at Lindenwood and pursued a Master of Education.

In 2015, I graduated with my MA in Education, and started teaching at Concordia University. During my graduate education I also worked as a track and field coach at Lindenwood University where I developed several All-Americans, School Record Holders, and Conference Champions. I also have experience working as a personal trainer.

My MA proposal examined the impact of physical activity on cognitive performance and development in elementary aged youth. My MS proposal examined the impact of a plyometric program on endurance running performance.

My educational interests include: human performance, strength and conditioning, exercise as medicine, learning strategies, curriculum development, and instructional design.

EDUCATION

MA in Education, Lindenwood University
MS in Human Performance, Lindenwood University
BS in Movement Science, University of Michigan

COURSES TAUGHT

AES 6020 – Kinesiology I
AES 6030 – Kinesiology II
AES 6200 – Applied Exercise Physiology
AES 6600 – Principles of Sports Performance Training
AES 6620 – Program Design in Strength and Conditioning
AES 6640 – Practicum: Strength and Conditioning
AES 6660 – Special Topics Seminar in Strength and Conditioning

Research Interests

Relationship between physical activity and cognitive performance in adolescent development
Periodization strategies in athletes