Lucy Sternburgh


Title:  Lecturer & Clinical Instructor
Wellness & Health Promotion
I am an Oakland University alumnus and was one of the first students to graduate from OU with a degree in Wellness, Health Promotion and Injury Prevention. My experience with teaching began in 2005 where I started off by serving as Dr. Rorke’s lab assistant for WHP305. After completing my bachelor’s degree in WHP, I returned to OU to serve as the Graduate Assistant for Fitness Programs and Services with the Department of Campus Recreation, while I worked on my Master’s degree in Exercise Science. The focus of my master’s thesis was Intrinsic & Extrinsic Motivation in an Employee Wellness Program. 
Upon completion of my Master’s degree, I joined the staff at Beaumont Hospital. I started in cardiac rehabilitation as a clinical exercise specialist, working with high risk cardiac patients, where I specialized in resistance training. I was then offered an opportunity to be part of launching Beaumont’s first medical fitness center (Sola Life & Fitness), where I served as fitness program manager. My current position at Beaumont is manager of employee wellness and community health promotion. I oversee a variety of health & wellness programs for both Beaumont employees and the communities we serve.
I hold certifications from the American College of Sports Medicine as a Certified Inclusive Fitness Trainer, Health Fitness Specialist, Clinical Exercise Specialist and Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist. I am also certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. I am certified Intrinsic Coach, and hold certifications from the National Wellness Institute as a Certified Wellness Professional, Certified Worksite Wellness Specialist, and Certified Worksite Wellness Program Manager. I earned a PhD in Wellness & Health Promotion. My dissertation work focused on the effects of sit-stand equipment and hourly prompting on occupational sitting time.
BS, Wellness, Health Promotion and Injury Prevention, Oakland University (2005)
MS, Exercise Science, Oakland University (2008)
PhD, Wellness & Health Promotion, Rocky Mountain University (2014)
I am very passionate about all aspects of health and wellness and feel fortunate to be able to help others feel better about living a healthy and active lifestyle.  I am very excited about sharing my knowledge and experiences with developing students and professionals.  Away from work, I enjoy relaxing, being outdoors, and spending time with my husband Adam and our two rescue dogs Audi & Remi.

Sacks, R., Brinks, J., Spring, T., Sternburgh, L., and Franklin, B. A. (2014). Cardiorespiratory Responses to Table Tennis in Low-Fit Coronary Patients and Implications for Exercise Training. The American journal of cardiology, 114(12), 1846-1849.

Franklin, B., Fowler, A. and Sternburgh, L. (2011) Cardiovascular Health.  Chapter in: ACSM's Complete Guide to Fitness & Health. Human Kinetics, Champaign, Illinois.

Franklin, B., Brinks, J. and Sternburgh, L.  (2010) Move More, Sit Less.  Preventative Cardiology, 13(4):203-208.

Sternburgh, L., Spring, T. and Franklin, B. (2010) Cardiac Demands of Acute Vibration Training in Apparently Healthy Adults. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, Volume 42:5 Supplement.

Sacks, R., Brinks, J., Spring, T., deJong, A., Franklin, B. and Sternburgh, L. (2010) Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, Volume 42:5 Supplement