Thomas F. West, PhD, LAT, ATC
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Thomas F. West, PhD, LAT, ATC

Tom West is a Professor in the Department of Exercise Science and Sports Science at California University of Pennsylvania. He obtained his Bachelor degree in Health Education/Athletic Training and PhD in Kinesiology from the Pennsylvania State University. He attended West Virginia University for his Master of Science in Athletic Training/Physical Education. He frequently teaches the Essentials of Human Movement Science, Exercise Physiology, and Speed, Agility, Quickness and Endurance Training courses in the Master of Science in Exercise Science and Health Promotion program. He also teaches a course in Advanced Instructional Technology in CalU’s doctoral program (DHSc) in Health Science and Exercise Leadership.


Thomas F. West, PhD, LAT, ATC
Professor, Department of Exercise Science and Sport Studies
California University of Pennsylvania

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Our upper extremity is designed around our hands, our primary tool in manipulating objects in our environment. To this end, the shoulder complex provides the upper extremity with a wide range of motion, allowing us to position our hands in front of, behind and above our body, pulling or pushing

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