Michael D. Michelakis

Undergraduate and Graduate Degrees    
*Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education
  (Health and Physical Education / Exercise Science)
  Butler University: Graduated May, 1995; Overall G.P.A. - 3.43
*Master of Science in Kinesiology and Sports Science
  (Exercise Physiology and Biomechanics)
  Indiana University: Graduated May, 1997; Overall G.P.A. - 3.80
*Planned Post-Graduate Program (Doctor of Philosophy)
  Human Performance and Health Promotion (Education)
  Western Michigan University and Andrews University
  Completed May, 2002; Overall G.P.A. - 3.74

 Professional Licenses and Certifications  
*graduated with Honors from Butler University while obtaining two Teaching
  Licenses / Certifications, a Coaching Endorsement, and First Aid/C.P.R./A.E.D.
  Instructor Certification through the American Red Cross
*graduated with High Honors from Indiana University with Certified Strength
  and Conditioning Specialist and American College of Sports Medicine
  (Health Instructor / Fitness Specialist) certifications
*had also obtained Athletic Training credentials through Ball State University
  and Lakeland Rehabilitation, and have also obtained the Certified Health
  Education Specialist certification via the National Commission for Health Education
*have received the State of Michigan Representative appointment for the National
  Federation of Professional Trainers, and have obtained Therapeutic Massage
  certification through the Association of Bodywork and Massage Professionals
*am now a Registered Strength and Conditioning Coach through the National Strength
 and Conditioning Association, awarded with Distinction

Notable Information and Recognition Awards  
*was the Health Teacher for the P.S.I. Program, named Top Educational Program
 for Middle Schools in 1999 & 2000 by the Michigan Association of School Boards
*was named as a finalist for the 1999 & 2000 National High School Strength Coach /
 Professional of the Year by the National Strength and Conditioning Association
*was the Wellness Coordinator for the Bangor Wellness Center, named 2002 & 2003
 Silver Award winner for Top Healthy Workplace Fitness Facility in Michigan
*was named as a winner of the Who's Who Among American Teachers award in
 2004 & 2005 by way of the National Association for Sports and Physical Education
*was named as a winner of the Who's Who Among Educators and Executive
 Professionals award in 2006 & 2007 by way of both Cambridge and Marquis
*was named as a Top Rising Star of the Best of the Best Personal Trainers in
 America for 2009 by the National Fitness Museum Hall of Fame
*was named a winner of the Strength of America award for 2012 & 2013 by the National Strength and Conditioning Assoc. and the President's Council for Physical Fitness        *was named Best of Niles award winner for Personal Fitness Trainers by the Niles Award Program and Covington's Who's Who Among Executives and Professionals for 2013

Employment History: Niles Community Schools  
*Health and Physical Education teacher, first at Ring Lardner Junior High, then at Niles Senior High, teaching Health Education, Physical Education, and Weight Training          *Was the Head Strength Coach / Weight Room Coordinator, the Assistant Athletic Trainer, and an Assistant Varsity Football Coach at Niles Senior High School ('97-'01)     *Was also the Powerlifting Team Coach and Meet Director for the 3rd and 2nd Place finishers in the USAPL Michigan State Powerlifting Championships for 2000 and 2001