Originally from Moscow, Idaho, Cisco played collegiate baseball at Pacific University in Forest Grove, OR where he earned a B.S. in Exercise Science with a minor in Coaching (2003). He then attended the University of Idaho where he earned his M.S. in Physical Education with an emphasis in Exercise Science (2005), and his Ph.D. in Education with an emphasis in Sports Science (2008). Cisco is also a member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (N.S.C.A.) and is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (C.S.C.S.). Cisco has been at Concordia since 2011 and teaches Exercise Physiology, Applied Kinesiology/Biomechanics, Motor Learning, and Exercise Prescription and Programming. He has published several research articles pertaining to sports performance enhancement. In addition to his teaching duties, Cisco shares his passion in strength and conditioning by serving as a consultant for varsity athletic teams at Concordia.
- “A comparison of ankle range of motion treatments and the influence of mobility band compression on ankle joint range of motion: a preliminary analysis of a randomized clinical trial” – manuscript under review with Sport Health.
- “A comparison of ankle range of motion treatments and the influence of mobility band compression on ankle joint range of motion: a preliminary analysis of a randomized clinical trial” – poster presentation at American Physical Therapy Association’s Combined Sections Meeting in Las Vegas, NV, February 2015.
- “Postactivation potentiation effects from accommodating resistance combined with heavy back squats on 10-yard sprint time.” – manuscript currently under review with Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research.
- “Postactivation potentiation: The practicality of complex training” – invited to present at the Oregon National Strength and Conditioning Association State Clinic in Hillsboro, OR, June 2015.
- “Effects of bilateral and unilateral squatting on postactivation potentiation in the vertical jump” – abstract submitted for possible presentation at the National Strength and Conditioning Association’s National Conference in Orlando, FL, July 2015.