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Scott Gaines Named Head of Faculty for Wexford University

Scott Gaines was recently appointed head of faculty for Wexford University. A university offering online degree programs, Wexford specializes in associate through doctoral degrees in a variety of health, fitness and nutrition fields.


Scott Gaines was recently named head of faculty for Wexford University, an online university that offers a variety of degree programs in health, nutrition and fitness disciplines.

Gaines, who currently served as senior vice president of the National Exercise and Sports Trainers Association (NESTA), where he oversees the development of educational programs for fitness professionals, brings nearly two decades experience in the fitness industry to this new position for the online university. In addition, Gaines is a nationwide speaker on fitness topics including biomechanics and cardiovascular program design and currently serves as an adjunct faculty member for Wexford University as well as A.T. Still University, Chapman University and Concordia University, teaching courses including Biology, Anatomy and Physiology, Functional Biomechanics and Advanced Program Design for Athletes.

ďIíve had the pleasure to work with Scott at NESTA and to hear him offer the latest in fitness education across the country, so I am very pleased to announce this new appointment for the growing online Wexford University,Ē said John Spencer Ellis, founder of NESTA, which includes Wexford University as its higher education division. ďAs head of faculty, Scott will help to advance the art of education in the always evolving fitness, health and nutrition world and to ensure that students receive a top-notch online education.Ē

In addition, Gaines has a masterís degree in Human Movement with an emphasis in Corrective Exercise from A. T. Still University and a bachelorís degree in Biological Sciences from the University of California, Irvine where was a scholar athlete in rowing. Gaines is also an experienced martial arts instructor with a third-degree black belt in the traditional Korean art of Tang Soo Do.

Wexford University offers degree programs including an associate of arts degree in Fitness Training, a bachelor of science degree in Health and Fitness, a master of science degree in Nutrition and Exercise, a master of arts in Applied Sports Psychology and a doctorate degree in Applied Sports Psychology. Registration for classes beginning in January starts on Sept. 15.

Wexford University is dedicated to providing world-class education through cutting-edge technology, offering direct application degree programs in an accelerated format with 100 percent online learning to save time and money. Programs include an associate of arts degree in Fitness Training, bachelorís degree in Health and Fitness, masterís degree in Nutrition and Exercise as well as masterís degree and doctorate degree in Applied Sport Psychology.† Wexford University is the higher education division of NESTA (National Exercise & Sports Trainers Association). For more information, please visit


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