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Paul Alvarez

Paul Alvarez

Professor, Kinesiology & Clinical Coordinator, Athletic Training Program

After competing in cross-country and track in high school and college, Dr. Alvarez became an injured athlete and discovered the field of athletic training. He did most of his undergraduate athletic training experiences at American River Community College in Sacramento. He then served as the athletic trainer for Thurston High School in Springfield, Oregon, while attending the University of Oregon. He began at the University of La Verne in 1987 as a part-time assistant athletic trainer, then was made a full-time faculty and assistant athletic trainer in 1989. In the ensuing years, Dr. Alvarez has served in a number of roles, including Head Athletic Trainer, Department Chair, and Athletic Training Program Director.

Educational Background

Academic Degrees:

  • Bachelor of Science in Physical Education – Athletic Training Emphasis; California State University, Sacramento
  • Master of Science in Physical Education – Athletic Training Emphasis; University of Oregon
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Education – Curriculum and Instruction Emphasis; University of California, Riverside

Awards / Honors

  • National Athletic Trainers’ Association Service Award, 2015
  • University of La Verne Latino Student Forum Ernie Granillo Service Award, 2011 and 2014
  • University of La Verne Convocation Speaker – “Incandescent Moments”. Fall, 2013
  • Ellsworth Johnson Faculty Service Award, University of La Verne. Spring, 2013
  • Far West Athletic Trainers’ Association Special Service Award. Spring, 2009