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Assistant Professor of Anatomy & Physiology

Becca Romine is an Assistant Professor at the University of Hawai‘i– West O‘ahu where she teaches Anatomy & Physiology to undergraduate students.  Prior to joining the faculty at UH West O‘ahu, Becca taught Biology and Anatomy & Physiology at Kapi‘olani Community College and several courses within the Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Sciences (KRS) Department at the University of Hawaii, Manoa. Her research focuses on body composition and exercise physiology.  She’s designed, conducted, and published research with the KRS Department and in collaboration with Hawai‘i Center for AIDS (HICFA) faculty. Becca completed her Doctorate and Masters of Science in Kinesiology at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa in 2016 and 2009, respectively. She’s worked as an Athletic Trainer and Physical Education teacher at private K-12 schools in Honolulu and is also currently a Healthcare Provider and BLS Instructor with the American Heart Association. She served as Secretary on the Hawai‘i Athletic Trainer’s Association (HATA)’s Executive Board from 2011 to 2013, after which she transitioned onto the State Leadership Committee, of which she is currently serving as Co-Chair.  Prior to entering the athletic training profession, Becca earned a dual Bachelor's Degree in English and History from Boston College, where she was a member and co-captain of the women’s track and field team.

Ph.D. Education, Specialization: Kinesiology and Exercise Physiology
Education University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, Aug. 2011 – Aug. 2016

M.S. Kinesiology, Specialization: Athletic Training
University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, July 2006 – May 2009  

CAATE accredited Graduate Professional Athletic Training Program

B.A. English and History, Minor: Irish Studies
Boston College, Sept. 1994 – May 1998

2017-Present: Assistant Professor University of Hawai‘i–West O‘ahu

  • Design, deliver, and instruct human anatomy and physiology lecture and lab courses to a diverse population of nursing, pre-PT, pre-med and non-science majors
  • Develop Life Science and Health Science concentrations and core/elective requirements
  • Member of Faculty Senate
  • Serve as Vice Chair of the General Education Committee

August 2016-May 2017: Lecturer
Kapiolani Community College

  • Under general supervision, design, deliver, and instruct human anatomy and physiology lecture and lab courses to a diverse population of community college science and non-science majors
  • Develop and update course content and material as needed

Aug. 2011-Aug. 2016: Doctoral Graduate Assistant
University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

  • Instructed undergraduate and graduate courses within the Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Science (KRS) and Anatomy, Biochemistry, and Physiology Departments
  • Designed, conducted, and published research with KRS Dept. and in collaboration with Hawai‘i Center for AIDS (HICFA) faculty
  • Mentored and advised Masters and undergraduate students’ research

July 2009-July 2011: Physical Education Teacher
Saint Francis School

  • Developed school’s first physical education curriculum for grades K-12 based on state and federal requirements
  • Prepared lesson plans and instructional materials in physical fitness, health, and nutrition

Saint Francis School:

  • K-12th grade: Physical Education
  • 9th-12th grade: Sports and Conditioning

Undergraduate: University of Hawai‘i–West O‘ahu:

  • PHYL 141:  Human Anatomy and Physiology I
  • PHYL 141L:  Human Anatomy/Physiology Lab I
  • PHYL 142:  Human Anatomy and Physiology II
  • PHYL 142L:  Human Anatomy/Physiology Lab II
  • HLTH 395:  Health and Wellness
  • PHYL 354:  Exercise Physiology
  • PHYL 354L:  Exercise Physiology Lab

University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa:

  • KRS 152: Weight Training
  • KRS 305:  Introduction to Sports Medicine
  • KRS 332: Emergency Care and First Aid
  • KRS 354: Exercise and Sport Science
  • KRS 354L: Exercise and Sport Science Lab
  • KRS 395: Personal Health and Wellness (in person and online courses)
  • KRS 419: Admin. & Organization in Athletic Training, Exercise Science, & Allied Health
  • KRS 420: Lower Extremity Assessment
  • KRS 421: Upper Extremity Assessment

Kapi‘olani Community College:

  • BIOL 130:  Anatomy and Physiology
  • BIOL 130L:  Anatomy and Physiology Lab
  • ESS 100:  Introduction to Health and Wellness
  • ZOOL 141:  Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • ZOOL 141L:  Human Anatomy/Physiology Lab

Graduate: University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa:

  • KRS 613:  Athletic Training Clinical Practicum II (TA)
  • KRS 614:  Athletic Training Clinical Practicum IV (TA)
  • KRS 673:  Research Methods (TA)
  • KRS/ANAT 603:  Lower Extremity, Thorax, & Abdomen (Cadaver Anatomy + Lab)
  • KRS/ANAT 604:  Upper Extremity, Head & Neck (Cadaver Anatomy + Lab)

John A. Burns School of Medicine:

  • Renal & Hematologic Module (MD3):  Upper and Lower Extremity Anatomy (Lab TA)
  • Gastrointestinal and Endocrine (MD4): Thorax and Reproductive Anatomy (Lab TA)

Residual Volume, Hydrodensitometry, and Anthropometrics: An Analysis of Body Composition Measurement Techniques.