Roger Bounds, PhD

Roger Bounds Department Chair and Professor
Northern Arizona University
Health Sciences
Blg 60 Rm #439
Phone: 928-523-6159
Fax: 928-523-0148
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Recent Biographical Sketch

Roger Bounds has been a member of the Northern Arizona University Health Sciences faculty since 2001. Prior to NAU, he taught at Sam Houston State University in Texas. Roger earned his Ph.D. from Texas A&M University with an emphasis in Allied Health Education. His general research and practice interests lie primarily in promoting physical activity across the lifespan to include both community-based interventions and facilitating individual sport performance and wellness.

He has additional degrees in Exercise Physiology (Master of Science) and Sport Management/Outdoor Education (Bachelor of Science). Roger also has experience and interest in pre-hospital emergency medicine and unintentional injury prevention. He has been continuously certified (Arizona) and/or licensed (Texas) as a paramedic since 19Re90 and has been involved in various forms of EMS delivery and pre-hospital education for over 20 years. His diversity of educational and professional experience is a natural fit with the Health Sciences Department's variety of program offerings.

Dr. Bounds is currently serving as Department Chair for the diverse Health Sciences Department.

Primary Teaching Area in the Department: Public Health and Fitness Wellness

Current Research Interest Areas: The use of unique body weight support treadmill (Alter-G) for various injury rehabilitation and/or sport performance goals

Past Research Interest Areas: (1) The influence of real-time video and kinesthetic feedback on CPR skill acquisition; and (2) Facilitating research skill development among American Indian students


  • Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES)
  • Certified Emergency Paramedic - Arizona
  • Nationally Registered EMT-Paramedic
  • CPR/FA instructor: AHA and NSC
  • Level 1 Certified Triathlon Coach: USAT