The purpose and mission of the Health & Wellness Division is to help promote the four domains of Esports at California State University, Dominguez Hills: Academic Research, Community Engagement, Competition, and Entertainment. We advance these domains and support our students by addressing their mental, physical, nutritional and socio-emotional needs through educational resources, professional consultation, and specialized strategies to improve their performance as student athletes.
- Stress Management & coping strategies (i.e., work life balance)
- Exploring biases, language awareness, cognitive processes and encouraging positive affirmations
- Physical strengthening, conditioning, exercise and fitness
- Core stability, posture and flexibility
- Hand therapy and myofascial release techniques
- Ergonomics and pain management
- Injury prevention and personal care strategy
- Nutritional information and recommendations
- Musculoskeletal and metabolic disorders, in addition to Autoimmune Diseases (AID) including Cardiovascular
OTR/L, HTC, PAM, CEAS I
Jon received his Masters in Occupational Therapy from CSU Dominguez Hills and has been working in the rehab setting for over 5 years. He has a great interest in esports and hopes his experience in hand therapy, ergonomics, and interest in exercise will benefit the CSUDH esports community. He currently works in low vision at the Braille Institute. His favorite game is Diablo 2, but his favorite game to watch replays is Starcraft 2.
Alyse Freeman is the Kinesiology Consultant for the CSUDH Esports, Health & Wellness Division. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Physical Education, (Pre-Physical Therapy), and World Instructors Training School (W.I.T.S.), Personal Training Certification from CSU Dominguez Hills, and is enrolled in the Master’s program in Kinesiology, Exercise Science at CSU Long Beach (CSULB). There, she serves as the president of the student-led organization, Exercise Is Medicine – On Campus, which is a global health initiative managed by the American College of Sports Medicine that calls upon universities to promote physical activity as a vital sign of health. Other notable work experiences include her time as an intern for Court’s Corner LA, Spectrum Fitness – Rolling Hills (currently known as Bay Club), and the Athletic Training Room at CSUDH. Her current research interests include: human factors and ergonomics, metabolic and musculoskeletal disorders associated with physical inactivity and sedentary lifestyles, and strategic countermeasures to prolonged sitting. Lastly, Alyse is a Nintendo and mobile games lover and considers a video arcade her “happy place”.
Monique M. Turner
Esports Psychological Consultant
Monique M. Turner is currently an Adjunct Professor in the Psychology Department and serves on the Academic Senate at California State University, Dominguez Hills. She has taught group dynamics and advanced research methods/statistics: she loves stats! Monique received her B.A. in 2010 and her M.A in 2016.
Monique has worked on numerous research projects and has multiple presentations internationally and locally on various research topics including resilience, stereotypes, and ethnic disparities. Monique is a doctoral candidate in the Clinical Psychology (PhD) program at Alliant International University and her dissertation focuses on equity within education. Monique also has 7 years of clinical training.
Health & Wellness Program
Esports Psychology Session with Monique Turner
Kinesiology Session with Alyse Freeman
- Study and Learn “Physical Fitness & Injury Prevention in Esports”
- Watch “CSUDH Esports Kinesiology Health & Wellness w/ Alyse Freeman Kinesiology”: Watch on YouTube
- Watch “Warm Up w/Alyse Freeman”: Watch on YouTube
- Watch “Taking a B.R.E.A.K w/Alyse Freeman”: Watch on YouTube
- Watch “Prolonged Sitting & Esports”: The Reality of Injury and Disease w/Alyse Freeman: Watch on YouTube