After earning her Bachelor’s Degree of Education in Exercise Science and Wellness, Cynthia went on to earn a Master’s Degree from Auburn University in Exercise Physiology and is all-but-dissertation for a PhD in Exercise Physiology from Auburn, where she served as the Graduate Program Officer and Department Senator. She is a certified Health and Fitness Instructor through the American College of Sports Medicine, a Board Certified Holistic Health Practitioner through the American Association of Drugless Practitioners, and is certified in Pediatric Obesity Programs, through Shapedown, a national weight management and weight loss program for overweight/obese children, teens and their families. Cynthia holds a PhD and doctorate in natural medicine from the International Quantum University of Integrative Medicine in Honolulu, HI.
Cynthia taught health, nutrition, and CPR full-time at Georgia Highlands College for six years where she before making a career change to more holistic health-oriented opportunities after becoming disillusioned with our current health care system following the loss of her twin sister and multiple friends and family members to cancer and various autoimmune and preventable diseases and watched her youngest daughter struggle with discovered multiple health problems for which traditional medicine had no answer.
In addition to working full time as a nutrition consultant at Progressive Medical Center, Cynthia still teaches nutrition part time as a part-time professor at Georgia Highlands College where she developed a holistic health sciences course and a curriculum for the Freshmen Computer Science courses, and is developing nutrition science and holistic nutrition baccalaureate courses and supplemental epigenetic learning materials for the doctoral program at the International Quantum University for Integrative Medicine.
She previously served as academic advisor for all health science, science, and nursing majors, and assisted in the development of an open sources nutrition textbook. She taught upper level undergraduate students in their major courses in Kinesiology and Health for Georgia State University and for the Department of Health and Human Performance at Auburn University, served as a continuing education provider for various health and fitness organizations, developed a Children’s Fitness Certification for the World Instructor Training Schools and a Health and Fitness Manual for faculty, staff, and students at Georgia Highlands College. She has served as the Health and Fitness Coordinator for Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville, AL where she developed nutrition and fitness programs for faculty, staff, and students. She was a certified personal trainer for 17 years, and in 2002 she started Project Fit Kids, Inc., a non-profit mobile weight loss/weight management and school health program for in the Atlanta Metropolitan areas. She was the Health and Fitness Coordinator for five years at WellStar Health Place at Kennestone Hospital in Marietta, GA where she taught school health programs in public and private schools and spoke regularly on various health and nutrition topics for the WellStar Speaker’s Bureau before leaving to start her family.