Program Director of Athletic Training Education
- Southern Illinois University (1990) Bachelor of Science in Physical Education with Specialization in Athletic Training.
- University of Louisiana - Monroe (1992) Master of Education in Exercise Physiology
- Union University (2014). Doctor of Education in Higher Education
Cliff enters his fifth year as full time faculty at Concordia University Irvine following thirteen years in athletic training administration at Union University in Jackson, Tennessee. He is appointed as the Program Director of Athletic Training Education at Concordia, a position that he previously held at Union for nine years. He also served as the Associate Head Athletic Trainer for Union University's men's basketball team and served four years that the athletic training programs Clinical Education Coordinator. Cliff holds current memberships in good standing with the National Athletic Trainer's Association (NATA) the Far West Athletic Trainer’s Association (FWATA), and the California Athletic Trainers Association (CATA). He was certified by the National Athletic Trainer's Association Board of Certification in 1990 and been licensed to practice in the states of Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Tennessee. He was appointed to the State of Tennessee Board of Athletic Trainers in 2011 and also served as a liaison to the TATS Education Committee. In 2014 he received the Jerry Robertson Educator Award by the membership of the Tennessee Athletic Trainer Society for service to promoting athletic training education in the State of Tennessee. He also he the SEATA Education/Administration Athletic Trainer Award in 2015.
Cliff is originally from Elkville, Illinois where he graduated from Elverado High School in 1980. Following four years of service in the United States Navy, Cliff pursued degrees from Southern Illinois University - Carbondale (Bachelor of Science, 1990), University of Louisiana - Monroe (Master of Education, 1992), and Union University (Doctor of Education, 2014) with emphases in athletic training, exercise physiology, and higher education respectively. His background of professional practice includes 10 years of service at three private physical therapy practices in Pascagoula, Mississippi, Fairhope, Alabama and Bay Minette, Alabama in which he was responsible for coordinating outreach sports medicine programs for Pascagoula, Moss Point, Daphne and Baldwin County High Schools. Cliff began his teaching career as an adjunct instructor at the University of Mobile and Faulkner State Community College before accepting a faculty appointment at Union University in 2001.
Cliff is married to the former Sherrie Cossey of Senatobia, Mississippi. They share their home in Aliso Viejo with their dogs, Beau and Chevy. Cliff has one daughter, Bethany. Sherrie has three children, Caty, Courtney, and Codi Lyn.
His interests include cycling, body boarding, paddle boarding, roller coasters, basketball, softball, golf, physical fitness, watching college sports and spending time with his family. He currently holds his church membership at Abiding Savior Lutheran Church in Lake Forest, California.
Clinical Education Coordinator for the Athletic Training Education Program
- Concordia University, Irvine, CA – Bachelor of Arts in Exercise Sport Science with an emphasis in Athletic Training
- Concordia University, Irvine, CA – California Single Subject Teaching Credential
- Concordia University, Irvine, CA – Master of Education with an emphasis in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment
- CUEnet, Bend, OR - Lutheran Church Missouri Synod Colloquy Certificate
Jasmine Anderson is excited and blessed to be serving as an instructor and Coordinator of Clinical Education for the Athletic Training Education Program at Concordia University Irvine.
Jasmine is an alumni of Concordia University, Irvine where she earned her bachelor’s degree in exercise sport science with an emphasis in athletic training. After graduation she worked as an athletic trainer with the football and baseball programs at Saddleback College, while she pursued her single subject California teaching credential. At the completion of her teaching credential program Jasmine began working as a science teacher and athletic trainer at JSerra Catholic High School in San Juan Capistrano, CA. Jasmine then went on to complete her master’s degree in education with an emphasis in curriculum, instruction, and assessment. Upon finishing her master’s degree, she then took a teaching and athletic training position at Crean Lutheran High School in Irvine, CA. During her nearly ten-year tenure at Crean Lutheran, Jasmine served as the head athletic trainer, a science teacher, the science department chair, a WASC leadership team member, the director of cohort programming, and the director of faculty.
Outside of her passion for teaching and educational experiences, Jasmine has had many opportunities to grow in her sports medicine profession. Prior to teaching, she worked in physical therapy for six years and completed an extensive summer medical rotation with a local orthopedic surgeon. At JSerra, she helped to further the development of the sports medicine program by adding more of an emphasis on the importance of rehabilitating injuries and educating athletes and coaches about preventative care. At Crean Lutheran, she developed the athletic training program from the ground up and an extensive concussion management program that has been recognized by many concussion experts in the area.
Jasmine is also a certified athletic trainer through the Board of Certification (BOC) and holds current memberships in good standing with the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA), the Far West Athletic Trainers’ Association (FWATA), and the California Athletic Trainers’ Association (CATA).
When Jasmine is not on campus serving in one of her roles at Concordia, she is at home spending time with her family. She is married to a wonderful man, who is also an athletic trainer, and they have 6 children together. Their household is very busy as their kids range from the ages of 7 years old to 1 years old (the youngest 2 are twins), but they have a lot of fun together and could not be more blessed!
Adjunct Faculty/Assistant Athletic Trainer
Chris Cooper has been with Concordia University since 2010. He works with the aquatics programs. His responsibilities include medical coverage for men's and women's swimming and diving along with men's and women's water polo. He is an Azusa Pacific University alum where he earned a bachelor's in athletic training. Before that he received his associate's degree from Butte College (Oroville, CA) in social and behavioral science. Cooper went on to obtain his master's in business administration.
In 2011, he began teaching in CUI’s exercise and sport science program.
Cooper played baseball at Azusa Pacific from 2007-2010. He enjoys playing basketball and currently plays golf competitively.
Head Athletic Trainer
Hometown: Lake Forest, CA
Glory Fung came to Concordia in 2012 to become the new Head Athletic Trainer. Fung comes most recently from Azusa Pacific, where he was an assistant athletic trainer from 2007-2012. In addition to overseeing the entire Concordia Athletic Training Department, he will work directly with cross country and softball.
Fung earned his B.A. from Azusa Pacific University and his M.A. from San Jose State University. He worked with football and track & field at APU. He also spent time at California Baptist and Cal State Monterey Bay.
He is certified with the NAIA and played basketball and tennis. Fung lives with his wife Jackie, and their children Rierra (3) and Selah (2). He enjoys watching ESPN, working with a junior high ministry, mission trips, and family time.
- ESS 110: CPR/First Aid
- ESS 238: Observation Clinical Coursework I
- ESS 239: Observation Clinical Coursework II
Department Chair/Assistant Dean
- University of New Mexico, Ph.D in Physical Education, Sports and Exercise Science 2009
- University of New Mexico, M.S. in Physical Education Pedagogy 2005
- New Mexico State University, B.S. in Physical Education 2000
Dr. Terry Olson serves as Associate Professor and Chair of Exercise and Sports Science (ESS) at Concordia University Irvine. Terry received his Ph.D from the University of New Mexico where he held positions of both research and teaching assistant in the Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE) Program. Dr. Olson’s current research emphasis is on self-regulation and critical thinking of pre-service teachers in physical education. Prior to teaching at Concordia, Terry was a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Texas-Arlington.
Terry continues to work closely with the community as an advocate for health and wellness. Terry currently provides health and leadership education for numerous local non-profit organizations on their wellness initiatives and is a founder of H.E.A.D.S. Upward offering educational support to the underserved population in Orange County as well as our military members at Camp Pendleton.
Prior to Terry’s academic career, he served in the U.S. Navy as an aircraft structural mechanic on FA 18 Hornets aboard the USS Independence aircraft carrier stationed in Atsugi, Japan.
When Terry is not working, he enjoys spending time with his wife Michele and two children Tyler and Macey.
- B.S. University of Illinois, Urbana, IL
- M.S. Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS
- PhD University of Illinois, Urbana, IL
Dr. Tammen teaches motor learning, sport psychology and historical and socio-cultural foundations of sport and physical education. His research specialty is the social psychology of sport and physical activity. He has two main area of research 1) motivation of coaches and athletes, 2) wellness across the life span. He has written 3 book chapters, 6 refereed journal publications, over 30 refereed publications in conference proceeding, over 30 original service publications, has conducted over 65 refereed scholarly presentations, conducted over 40 sport psychology service presentations, and has done thousands of hours of sport psychology service to athletes, coaches, & organizations. Dr. Tammen also helped found the Concordia University Masters Degree Program in Coaching and Athletic Administration.
Prior to God’s call to Concordia University, Dr. Tammen was an Assistant Professor at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, and prior to that he was a lecturer of sport psychology at Victoria University in Melbourne, Australia. He also taught at the University of Illinios-Urbana and at Kansas State University. He did his sport psychology internship at the United States Olympic Training Center at Colorado Springs.
Dr. Tammen played football into his early 30s, but he now enjoys all forms of sport and physical activity.
His research specialty is the social psychology of sport and physical activity. He has two main area of research 1) motivation of coaches and athletes, 2) wellness across the life span. He has written 3 book chapters, 6 refereed journal publications, over 30 refereed publications in conference proceeding, over 30 original service publications, has conducted over 65 refereed scholarly presentations, conducted over 40 sport psychology service presentations, and has done thousands of hours of sport psychology service to athletes, coaches, & organizations.