Derek Vandenbrink is a professor in Health, Wellness and Fitness, and a Certified Exercise Physiologist (CEP). Derek holds an Honours Bachelor's degree in Kinesiology, as well as a Master's degree in Physical Education and Recreation specializing in Youth Athlete Development. Derek has worked in the Health and Fitness industry as a sport performance coach, personal trainer, fitness manager, and educator. He has also published research, conducted at Mohawk College and in partnership with UCLA, titled "Metabolic responses to a loaded movement training workout"(www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27849117). He enjoys teaching Exercise Techniques, Group Training, Exercise Physiology, and Career Management for HWF professionals. If he's not in the classroom, Derek is probably having fun with his family, working out, or golfing.