Dr.Mirtz is currently an Associate Professor and Chair of the Department ofSecondary and Physical Education at Bethune-Cookman University in DaytonaBeach, Florida.
His area of teaching expertise is Biomechanics/Kinesiology, Adapted PhysicalEducation, Motor Learning and Development and Elementary Physical EducationMethods. Dr. Mirtz also possesses specialized background in health/exercisescience, clinical sciences, health education, and preventive medicine/publichealth. Currently, he is teaching Exercise Physiology, Pathophysiology ofExercise, and Kinesiology/Biomechanics and Senior Research Seminar and haspreviously taught Motor Learning and Development, Adapted Physical Education,and Introduction to Sports Medicine. He has also taught Elementary PhysicalEducation Methods and Care & Prevention of Athletic Injuries.
Dr. Mirtz's research interests cover three areas: child physical activity,physical education methods and alternative health methods. Currently, he is workingwith the College of Health Sciences with the Disparities in Arthritis Pain andPhysical Activity (DAPPA). He is also the Director of the Motor SkillsEducation Program & Clinic.
Dr. Mirtz has taught in higher education since 2004 and has experience teachingelementary and secondary PE in charter public schools and private Christianelementary schools as well as serving as an adapted physical educator forcommunity based educational organizations along with being a PE TeacherEducation coordinator. He also teaches post-graduate continuing educationthrough the Florida Chiropractic Physician's Association. Topics presentedinclude "cardiopathology", "neuroplasticity and pain" and"clinical approaches to working with individuals with disabilities".