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Posted by Daniel Sloan on Jan 22, 2018 2:00:00 AM

Adobe Spark-8.jpgA recent Trident doctoral graduate, seasoned professional educator Dr. Cris Ritenour presented her dissertation research and findings during the Culture of Research and Education (CORE) webinar, “Student Health: Before and After the 'Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act.”

Passionate about personal health, fitness, and teaching, these three interests conveniently transected into Dr. Ritenour’s dissertation. After her presentation, we talked to her further about how she came to choose this topic and what’s next for her scholarly research.

Trident: You've researched subject matter that impacts a large percentage of the country's population. How did you come to choose this as your dissertation topic? And why are you passionate about this subject matter?

Dr. Cris Ritenour: My interest in fitness and wellness began as a young gymnast who desired to take the best possible care of her body.  This passion for exercise and nutrition then continued through adulthood and lead me to my current profession as a Health and Physical Educator.

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Topics: Health Sciences, College of Health Sciences, Public Health, Doctoral Degrees, Academic Publishing, dissertation


Posted by Daniel Sloan on Jan 8, 2016 2:00:00 PM

Students interested in exploring public health courses in Trident’s College of Health and Human Services now have a new option: The Graduate Certificate in Public Health!

Open to students of all professional and academic backgrounds, this certificate allows students to take graduate level public health courses in a 100% online setting. As with other doctoral level coursework at Trident, courses within this certificate emphasize critical thinking and analysis skills – a must for all managers and aspiring researchers. Students currently in business or education programs are welcome to enroll! 

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Topics: Health Sciences, Master's Degrees, College of Health Sciences, Doctorate Degrees, Certificate Programs


Posted by Daniel Sloan on Dec 29, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Quantitative research, according to Aliaga and Gunderson (2000), is “explaining phenomena by collecting numerical data that are analyzed using mathematically based methods (in particular statistics).” It’s a formal, objective, and systematic process, and it’s one that is absolutely integral to scholarly and professional research.

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Topics: Scholarly Research, Study Tips, College of Health Sciences, Webinars


Posted by Dr. Rudolph Bustos on Sep 8, 2015 5:00:00 AM

Growing out of asymmetric warfare—thanks to advances in technologies—is the cyber battlefield in which sensitive infrastructures are compromised or destroyed by belligerents. Pick up any newspaper or reputable internet news site, and one will read about a blatant cyberattack on a financial institution, a governmental agency, or even the Pentagon.  

Currently, the U.S. Army Cyber Command’s Cyber force has been growing exponentially for two years. The Army’s Cyber Chief, Lt. Gen. Edward C. Cardon noted: “Cyberspace continues to grow more complex, with sophisticated threats that are capable of exploiting known and unknown vulnerabilities, threatening both national security and America's economic interests.” The threat is real; the threat is growing.

The Department of Homeland Security Secretary seeks to form a new subcommittee on cybersecurity practices.

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Topics: Master's Degrees, Bachelor's Degrees, College of Health Sciences, Cybersecurity, Homeland Security