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Charles Sands, Ph.D.

Professor of Health Science
Founding Dean of College of Allied Health

Office Phone: (951) 343-4619
E-mail: csands@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: James 106
Office Hours: Monday - Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Ph.D. Public Health University of Alabama at Birmingham 2004
M.A. Education University of Alabama at Birmingham 1995
B.S. Education Samford University 1993

Courses Taught

Introduction to Allied Health Professions
Research Methods
Field Practicum

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Academic Areas & Scholarly Interests

Health Behavior
Obesity
Cardiovascular Morbidity and Mortality
Diabetes
Leadership

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Teaching Experience

Samford University
University of Alabama at Birmingham

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Research, Presentations, & Publications

PEER-REVIEWED PUBLISHED ARTICLES:

Skelley Je, Luthin D, Wooley T, Berry J, Skelley Ja, Sands C, Lloyd A, Waddell A. (2013). American Diabetes Association Guideline Compliance in the Alabama School System. Practical Diabetology, 32(4), pp. 6-22.

SandsIV CD, SandsIII CD, Hensarling RW. (2012). Weight Management and Hypertension Services in a Rural Public Health Clinic. Journal of Community Medicine and Health Education; 2:115

Hensarling RW, Sands CD. (2010). Comparsion of video based lecture versus traditional lecture in a college health and fitness course. The Educational Collaborative, (1); http://www.theeducationalcollaborative.com/index.php/ec/article/view/11/pdf_7

Sands CD, Hensarling RW, Angel JB. (2009). Comparison of Health Related Measures of Two Groups of Adolescents in a Rural Southeastern County in the United States. Health Education Journal, 68(4), 273-283.

Angel JB, Sands CD. (2009). Should Cholesterol Screening Be Required for College Students? Journal of the Alabama State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, 29(2), 12-16.

Young SC, Sands CD, Jung AP. (2009). Effect of motivational music on work output of female college soccer players during a treadmill test. The International Journal of Fitness, 5(2).

Sands, C.D., Baker, D.E., & Angel, J.B. (2008). Relationship between body mass index and physical fitness in collegiate football players: A pilot study. Journal of the Alabama State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, 28(2), 26-30.

Crane D.C., Hensarling, R.W., Jung, A.P., Sands, C.D. & Petrella, J.K. (2008). The effect of light color on muscular strength and power. Perceptual and Motor Skills,106; 958-962.

Manget K.M. & Sands, C.D. (2008). Evaluation of a Faith-Based Healthy Lifestyle Program. The International Journal of Fitness, 4(2).

Sands, C. D., & Angel, J. B. (2007) Health-related fitness in rural Alabama. Journal of the Alabama State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, 28(1);24-29.

Sands C.D., Jung A.P., Gonzalez E.H. (2007). A family-based intervention strategy for addressing childhood obesity in an at-risk population, Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 39(5) Supplement; S191.

Smith E.D. & Sands, C. D. (2007). Sport and exercise science position statement. Proceedings of the 2007 Annual Fall Conference of the Alabama State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, November 11-13, 2007.

Sparks, C. S. & Sands, C. D. (2006). Effectiveness of a 5-week dynamic and static stretching program in college students. Journal of the Alabama State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, 27(1);15-19.

Sands, C. D. (2006). Benefits, barriers and facilitators of physical activity. Journal of the Alabama State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, 26(2); 39-42.

Smith, L. H. & Sands, C. D. (2005). Physician Availability and Alabama’s Rural Health. Journal of the Alabama State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. 27(1); 41-50.

Sands, C. D. (2004). Correlates of Child Body Mass Index: Insight Into A Growing Public Health Epidemic. The University of Alabama at Birmingham and The University of Alabama. Birmingham, Alabama.

Czech, D. R. & Sands, C. D. (2004). Activity Behavior Change for Physical Education Professionals. Journal of the Alabama State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. 26(2); 68-75.

Everhart, B., Everhart, L., Sands, C., & Dunaway, D. (1998). The effects of combining a fitness emphasis during motor skill practice on third graders’ enjoyment of physical education lessons. The Physical Educator. Fall, (114-120).

BOOK CHAPTERS:

Sands, C. D. (2005). Health and Wellness at Samford. In L. B. Bateman, D. K. Basinger, & C. E. Stokes (Eds.), Samford University: First year in focus. Boston: Pearson Custom Publishing.

Czech, D. R., Sands, C. D. (2001). Health behavior change. Supplement to: Angel, J. B. et al (1998). Concepts of fitness and health. Eddie Bauer Publishing: Dubuque, IA.

INTERNATIONAL PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS:

Sands CD, Bateman JM. Designing, Creating and Developing a College of Allied Health. Hawaii International Conference on Education, Honolulu, HI, January 7, 2013.

Sands CD IV, Shu Jin, Carothers L, Sands CD III. Health Status of Taxi Drivers in Jilin, China. Hawaii International Conference on Education, Honolulu, HI, January 7, 2012.

Sands IV, CD, Sands III CD, Best AM, Hensarling RW, Ford F. Weight Management and Hypertension Services in a Rural Public Health Clinic. The International Conference on Health, Wellness and Society, Berkeley, CA, January 22, 2011.

Sands CD & Jin S. Health and Community Service – A CGE Initiative in North China. 22nd Annual Meeting of the Consortium for Global Education, Dallas Baptist University, Dallas, Texas, September 24, 2009.

Landers EB & Sands CD. Using Technology to Enhance Learning in the 21st Century. Presented to the faculty and staff of the Singapore Baptist Theological Seminary, Singapore, May 14, 2009.

Landers EB & Sands CD. Using Technology to Enhance Learning in the 21st Century. Presented to the faculty and staff of the Taiwan Baptist Theological Seminary, Taipei, Taiwan, May 12, 2009.

Sands CD. Educating through medical clinics in China. Presented at the Consortium for Global Education Annual Meeting, Anderson, South Carolina, September 26, 2008.

Sands CD, Jiang TS, Angel JB, Dunaway DL. Height/Weight Differences of American and Chinese Children. Presented to 1st and 2nd year medical students at Bei Hua University, Jilin, China, April 26, 2007.

Malone LA, Sands CD. Physical Activity and Quality of Life. International Congress on Physical Activity and Public Health. Atlanta, GA, April 2006.

Sands CD, Jiang TS, Angel JB, Dunaway DL. Fitness Levels of American and Chinese Children. Presented at the 5th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education. Honolulu, HI, January 2006.

Angel JB, Sands CD. Innovative Teaching Methods in Adult Health Education. Presented at the 5th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education. Honolulu, HI, January 2006.

Sands CD. Correlates of Child Body Mass Index: Insight Into A Growing Public Health Epidemic. Clinical Pharmacy Conference, Department of Medicine, Yanbian University, Yanji, China, August 3, 2005.

Sands CD, Angel JB, Dunaway DL, Ruble, SR & Czech DR. Fitness Levels of American and Chinese Children: A Proposed Collaborative Project. Presented at the 3rd Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education. Honolulu, HI, January 2004.

Angel JB & Sands CD. Problem Based Learning in Health Education Courses. Presented at the 3rd Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education. Honolulu, HI, January 2004.

Sands CD, Ruble SB, & Dunaway DL. Capstone Research Experiences for Undergraduates. Presented at the 3rd Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education. Honolulu, HI, January 2004.

Sands CD. PubMed and Medline Searches on the Internet: A Basic Tutorial. Presented to Faculty and Staff of the Yanbian University Medical Center, Yanji, China, June 22, 2000.

Sands CD. PubMed and Medline Searches on the Internet: A Basic Tutorial. Presented to the College of Pharmacy Faculty, Yanbian School of the Medical Sciences, Yanji, China, June 21, 2000.

Sands CD. PubMed and Medline Searches on the Internet: A Basic Tutorial. Presented to Graduate Students at the Yanbian School of the Medical Sciences, Yanji, China, June 20, 2000.

DISTRICT/NATIONAL PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS:

Wigginton M, Barth, M, Gillum T, Sands CD. Assessment of physical activity and health indicators in American-Indian high school students. American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, November 5, 2013.

Sands CD. Applying the Health Education Code of Ethics to other Health Care Professions. Healthcare, Ethics, and Law Institute Annual Meeting, Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama, April 9, 2010.

Sands IV CD, Best AM, Sands III CD, Ford F, Hensarling RW, Steil CF. Weight Management and Hypertension Services in a Rural Public Health Clinic. Southeast American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, Birmingham, AL, February 14, 2009.

Sands CD, Gentry HC, Jung AP. Effect of Menstrual Cycle Phase on Performance and Perceived Exertion during Aerobic and Anaerobic Activity. The American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, November 2008.

Sands CD, DeVirgilis JN, Jung AP. Quality of Life and Spirituality Among College Students. The American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, November 2008.

Dale RB, Williams CN, Jung AP, Sands CD, Malone LA. Effect of Evaporative Cooling on Core Temperature in Wheelchair Rugby Players. Southeast American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, Birmingham, AL, February 16, 2008.

Young SC, Sands CD, Jung AP. Effect of Motivational Music on Work Output of Female College Soccer Players During a Treadmill Test. Southeast American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, Birmingham, AL, February 15, 2008.

Crane DK, Hensarling RW, Jung AP, Sands CD. Effect of Room Color on Muscular Strength and Power. Southeast American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, Birmingham, AL, February 15, 2008.

Sands CD, Jung AP, Gonzalez EH. Family Based Intervention to Combat Obesity. The American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, November 2007.

Sands CD, Jung AP, Gonzalez EH. A Family-Based Intervention Strategy for Addressing Childhood Obesity in an At-Risk Population. American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, New Orleans, May 2007.

Sands CD, Angel JB, Dunaway DL, Jiang TS. Fitness Levels of Chinese and American Children. SDAAHPERD Annual Convention, Chattanooga, TN, February 2007.

Sands CD, Hensarling RW, Dunaway DL, Angel JB. Health Related Fitness of Children in Rural Alabama. SDAAHPERD Annual Convention, Chattanooga, TN, February 2007.

Malone LA, Vogtle LK, Sands CD. Gender differences in quality of life changes related to physical activity. North American Federation of Adapted Physical Activity Symposium. Ann Arbor, Michigan. October 13, 2006.

Dunaway DL, Ruble SB, Sands CD, Bryan CL, & Gold RR. Problem Based Learning: An Alternative to the Traditional Lecture. SDAAHPERD Annual Convention, Birmingham, Alabama, February 10, 2001.

Ruble SB & Sands CD. Career Trends in AAHPERD. SDAAHPERD Annual Convention Birmingham, Alabama, February 10, 2001.

Sands CD & Hamilton D. Life in the Real World. Presented at the SDAAHPERD Annual Convention, Birmingham, Alabama, February 9, 2001.

Everhart BW, Everhart L, Sands CD & Dunaway DL. The Effects of Combining a Fitness Emphasis During Motor Skill Practice on Third Graders’ Enjoyment of Physical Education Lessons. Presented at AAHPERD Southern District Conference, Biloxi, Mississippi, February 1998.

STATE PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS

Sands CD. Exercise is Medicine. Birmingham District Dietetic Association, Birmingham, Al, April 16, 2009.

Angel JB & Sands CD. Should Cholesterol Screening Be Required for College Students. Alabama State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Spring Conference, Orange Beach, Al, April 2008.

Sands CD. Exercise is Medicine. Alabama State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Fall Conference, Birmingham, Al, November 11, 2008.

Sands CD, Hensarling RW. Weight Management Services in Perry Count, Al. Alabama State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Spring Conference, Orange Beach, Al, April 19, 2008.

Sands CD, Cuenin ME, Jung AP. Health-Related Quality of Life and BMI in High School Students in Rural Alabama. Alabama Public Health Association Annual Meeting, Birmingham, Al, April 9, 2008.

Sands CD. It May Be Common Sense, But It’s Not Common Practice. Alabama Pharmacy Association, Birmingham, Al, December 1, 2007.

Sands CD. Why Should I Be Physically Active? Alabama Pharmacy Association, Birmingham, Al, December 1, 2007.

Jackson AJ, Hensarling RW, Sands CD. Effectiveness of Video-Taped Lectures in Activity Classes. Alabama State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Fall Conference, Birmingham, Al, November 2007.

Sands CD. What are Colleges and Universities Doing to Fight the Epidemic of Obesity? Alabama State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Fall Conference, Birmingham, Al, November 2006.

Dunaway DL, Hensarling RW, Sands CD. Practical Use of the Bod-Pod Body Composition Tracking System. Alabama State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Spring Conference, Gulf Shores, Al, April 2006.

Sands CD, Jiang TS, Angel JB, Dunaway DL. Cross-Cultural Comparison of Childhood Obesity Levels. Alabama State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Fall Conference, Birmingham, Al, November 2005.

Malone LA, Sands CD. Measuring Quality of Life. Alabama State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Fall Conference, Birmingham, Al, November 2005.

Sands CD, Angel JB, Dunaway DL. Physical Activity Levels of Chinese and American Children Alabama State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Fall Conference, Birmingham, Al, November 2004.

Malone LA, Sands CD. Quality of Life Measures of an Elderly Population. Alabama State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Fall Conference, Birmingham, Al, November 2004.

Angel JA, Sands CD. Problem Based Learning in Health Education Courses. Alabama State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Fall Conference, Birmingham, Al, November 2004.

Sands CD. Benefits, Barriers and Facilitators of Physical Activity. Alabama State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Fall Conference, Birmingham, Al, November 18, 2003.

Sands CD. Health and Behavior: The Interaction of Behavioral, Biological, and Social Influences Alabama State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Spring Conference, Gulf Shores, Al, April 2003.

Sands CD & Czech DR. Health Behavior Change: Combating the Sedentary Lifestyle. Alabama State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Spring Conference, Gulf Shores, Al, April 2003.

Czech DR, Ruble SB & Sands CD. Everything You Wanted To Know About Graduate School But Were Afraid To Ask. Alabama State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Spring Conference, Gulf Shores, Al, April 2003.

Sands CD. The Childhood Obesity Epidemic. Alabama State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Fall Conference, Birmingham, Al, November 17, 2002.

Sands CD, Boyd D, & McCrory A. Career Options for Undergraduate Students. Alabama State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Fall Conference, Birmingham, Al, November 13, 2001.

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Church Membership & Activities

Sandals Church, Riverside, CA
Board Member
Go Team Member
Family Ministry Volunteer

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Community Service & Involvement

Governing Council, American Public Health Association
Associate Editor, The International Journal of Fitness
Section Editor, The Educational Collaborative
Leadership Riverside Class of 2012
Board Member, Riverside Community Hospital
Board Member, Partners in Medicine
Board Member, Personal Relationships, Inc.
Member, Inland Empire Coalition for Health
Member, Fit, Fresh & Fun Forum, Riverisde

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Interests & Hobbies

Married to Jennifer
4 Children: Amber Leigh (17), Megan (16), Abby (14), Charlie (11)
Enjoys: International Travel, Reading, and Running

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Personal Philosophy

"If it doesn't fit the purpose of your life, God doesn't want you doing it." Rick Warren

"Let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap if we do not grow weary." Galatians 6:9, NASB

“Our calling is to educate our students for lives of responsible judgment and engagement in complex worlds of practice.” W Sullivan/M Rosin: A New Agenda For Higher Education

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