|Matthew Soto, Program Director, is a Board Registered Kinesiotherapist and SDSU alumn. He graduated in 2008 with a B.S. in Kinesiology and joined the SDSU Fitness Clinic in December 2011. Matt has clinical experience in therapeutic exercise, pain management, and rehabilitation of individuals living with physical disabilities. Experienced with Fall Proof methods and interventions. Matt is Certified Tai Chi Institute Instructor for fall prevention, seated Tai Chi, Tai Chi for Arthritis and PWR! Certified Instructor.
|Melissa Moyer is a 2008 alumna of the Pennsylvania State University, earning a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology (Movement Science emphasis). In 2014, Melissa received her Master’s degree in Kinesiology from the San Diego State University (Rehabilitation Science emphasis). With a strong background in research, Melissa’s interests include motor control and alternative therapies. While working towards her degree, Melissa joined the SDSU Fitness Clinic part-time in 2013, overseeing and training undergraduate students and volunteers, while gaining experience in the clinical setting working with individuals with physical disabilities.|
|Hedaya Rizeq graduated in 2014 with a Bachelor’s degree in physical therapy from the University of Jordan. Gained clinical experience following graduation working as a physical therapist in Jordan. In 2018, I received my Master’s degree in Kinesiology, applied movement sciences from San Diego State University. My research during my graduate studies focused on examining human behavior and motor performance in virtual reality environments. I joined the SDSU adaptive fitness clinic in 2017 assisting students in designing and modifying exercise programming for clients with varying neurological disabilities.|
|Jaclyn Zamudio is a 2012 graduate of Indiana University with a Bachelors of Science in Therapeutic Recreation. She is also a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS). Jaclyn has worked in a variety of settings with a wide range of individuals with physical and developmental disabilities but has focused on adaptive sports and fitness. She strongly believes that strengthening the body and staying active is a key role to staying healthy regardless of ones ability level. Jaclyn joined SDSU AFC staff in 2018|
|Joseph Garcia is a graduate of SDSU with a B.S. in Biology. Joseph joined the Clinic in 2015 as a volunteer with an interest in gaining clinical experience and serving individuals with disabilities. He is an aspiring physician working towards specializing in orthopedic surgery. Throughout his time at the Clinic, he has worked intimately with a diverse set of clients and has assisted other students and volunteers with their client’s programs. Joseph is honored and humbled to able to play a role in improving the lives and well-being of others.|
|Melisa Newlin is a 2016 graduate of SDSU with a Bachelors of science in Kinesiology (emphasis in pre-physical therapy.) She is a personal trainer specializing in adaptive group exercise. She teaches and leads the SDSU Adaptive Group Exercise program, an extension of ENS 388 as well as many senior fitness classes in San Diego. In addition she leads a group exercise class at Alzheimer’s San Diego for people experiencing dementia and their support staff. She is a certified PWR! instructor, providing rehabilitation for people with Parkinson’s disease and is the founder of Facilitated Stretch, a one-on-one mobility coaching service. Her Motto: “Move through life freely and fully”|