Mr. Ian Ratz

OFFICE: Dwire Hall 311f
PHONE: (719) 255-4318

EDUCATION:

  • MBA University of Colorado Colorado Springs, expected 2018.
  • MS Eastern Michigan University, Exercise Physiology, 2008.
  • BS Eastern Michigan University, Exercise Science, 2004. 

EXPERIENCE AT UCCS:

  • Fall 2012 - present

CLASSES TAUGHT:

  • Sport Science for Sport Administrators

SPORT MANAGEMENT EXPERIENCE:

  • Senior Director for Healthy Living - YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region, 2010-2012.
  • Performance Consultant - USA Swimming National Team, 2009-2010.
  • High Performance Lab Manager - Eastern Michigan University, 2007-2009.

RESEARCH:

  • I was involved in numerous research studies and publications during my graduate degree in Exercise Physiology.  The studies ranged from Performance Modeling in an Olympic 1500m runner to my thesis research investigating the effects of short-term altitude exposure on aerobic and anaerobic performance in cyclists and swimmers.

 LITTLE KNOW FACTS:

  • I was born and raised in Alaska
  • Worked with the U.S. National Swimming Team
  • Avid skier since I was 3 years old

FAVORITE TEAMS:

  • Baseball: Minnesota Twins
  • Football: Minnesota Vikings & Michigan Wolverines
  • Hockey: Minnesota Wild & University of Minnesota
  • U.S. Olympic Athletes

FAVORITE SKI RESORTS:

  • Breckenridge & Vail

UNFULFILLED SPORTS FANTASIES:

  • Olympic swimmer
  • To compete in the Freeskiing Championships
  • Take a heli ski adventure trip