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Aaron Wells

Associate Teaching Profes
Exercise Sciences

228E SFH
Provo, UT
84602

801-422-4776

Biography


I received my BS degree in Athletic Training from BYU in 1999, Masters of Education from the University of Nebraska in 2002, and PhD in Exercises Science from BYU in 2010. I have worked as a Certified Athletic Trainer in the collegiate setting, clinic setting, high school setting, and professional setting. The majority of my athletic training practice was spent with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. I have worked as both full time and adjunct faculty at Utah Valley University and BYU and was hired as an Assistant Professor at BYU in 2010.

Teaching Interests


My teaching interests are orthopedic injury evaluation, both upper and lower extremity. I have also taught pharmacology, focusing on chemical and mechanical processes of drug delivery and the body reaction to drug therapy.

Research Interests


My research interests have largely focused on the efficacy and efficiency of therapeutic modalities. Within the spectrum of modalities I have spent the majority of my time with heating instruments and their effect on tissue reaction, both superficially and deep.

Education


  • PhD, Exercise Science, Brigham Young University, 2010

Experience


Academic - Post-Secondary

  • Assistant Professor, Brigham Young University, 2010-Present

Memberships


  • Utah Athletic Trainers Society, 2010-Present

Honors and Awards


  • Minor League Baseball : Minor League Baseball Pioneer League Executive of the Year
  • Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society : Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Scholaraship
  • Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society : Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Scholaraship
  • Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society : Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Scholaraship

Courses Taught


Winter 2019

  • EXSC 321: Basic Athletic Training Lab Section 002, 003
  • EXSC 417: Injury Eval: Upper Extremity&T Section 001
  • EXSC 494: Athletic Trng Clinical Educ 3 Section 001
  • EXSC 496R: Athletic Training Internship Section 001
  • EXSC 497R: Undergrad Research & Study Section 002
  • EXSC 501: Sports Med Path & Pharm Section 001

Fall 2018

  • EXSC 321: Basic Athletic Training Lab Section 002, 003
  • EXSC 394: Athletic Trng Clinical Educ 1 Section 001
  • EXSC 395: Athletic Trng Clinical Educ 2 Section 001
  • EXSC 417: Injury Eval: Upper Extremity&T Section 001
  • EXSC 496R: Athletic Training Internship Section 001
  • EXSC 497R: Undergrad Research & Study Section 012

Summer 2018

  • EXSC 496R: Athletic Training Internship Section 001

Spring 2018

  • EXSC 320: Basic Athletic Training Section 001

Publications

Journal Articles

Draper DO, Wells AM, Rigby JH. 2013. The Omnisound 3000C in the delta T mode is valid at producing predicted temperature increases. Athletic Training and Sports Hehalth Care. 5(2):76-80.

CD/DVD

Wells AM, Diede MT. 2012. Adapting the Educational Experience to Enhance Athletic Training Students Learning. Monterey, CA: Healthy Learning.

Presentations

Wells AM, Draper DO. Tissue Temperature Increases from a Red and Blue Combination Photobiomodulation Light Patch. 2018 National Athletic Trainers Association Annual Symposium. New Orleans. 2018.

Wells AM. Limiting shoulder adaption and injurious position in the throwing athlete. Utah Athletic Trainers Annual Clinical Symposium. Ogden, UT - Weber St University. 2016.

Wells AM. Improving the Quality of Clinical Education in Athletic Training. Rocky Mountain Athletic Trainers Annual Symposium. Denver, CO. 2013.

Wells AM. Prevention, Recongition, and Treatment of the Throwers Shoulder. Rocky Mountain Athletic Trainers Association Annual Symposium. Albuquerque, NM. 2011.