Brian Cerney

Visiting Assistant Professor of Physical Education

Education

M.Ed., Concordia University Chicago, River Forest, Illinois, 2015
B.A., Trinity Christian College, Palos Heights, Illinois, 2011

“I love the world of education because it is always evolving and changing for the better. I have been an elementary Physical Education teacher for 10 years and to have a front row seat to how things have changed over my first 10 years has been intriguing.”

Prof. Brian Cerney wants all of his students to be passionate about physical education and to understand just how important that content is in schools. “Kids need physical education to obviously maintain a healthy lifestyle. But even more important, through physical education, they can learn how handle to success and how to overcome failure.”

What drew him to Trinity:
Cerney graduated from Trinity in 2011 with a degree in physical education. “Prior to my time at Trinity I was at Moraine Valley Community College, where I struggled immensely,” he said. “With the support of my parents, I was able to get out of there by the skin of my teeth. When I arrived at Trinity I excelled because of the amazing professors and the support they offered to all of the students on campus. If it wasn’t for Trinity, I wouldn’t be where I am professionally.

Research interests:
Cerney stays current with trends in physical education and different ways to deal with classroom management in the world of physical education.

When he’s not teaching:
Cerney enjoy spending time with his wife Aleka, who he married in 2016. “I also enjoy spending time with my friends and family and attending just about every sporting event I can.” In fact, Cerney has visited 22 of the 30 Major League Baseball stadiums. “It is my life goal to get to every single stadium. I am very fortunate that my wife fully supports this goal and is always willing to help me accomplish it.”

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Prof. Brian Cerney wants all of his students to be passionate about physical education and to understand just how important that content is in schools. “Kids need physical education to obviously maintain a healthy lifestyle. But even more important, through physical education, they can learn how handle to success and how to overcome failure.”

What drew him to Trinity:
Cerney graduated from Trinity in 2011 with a degree in physical education. “Prior to my time at Trinity I was at Moraine Valley Community College, where I struggled immensely,” he said. “With the support of my parents, I was able to get out of there by the skin of my teeth. When I arrived at Trinity I excelled because of the amazing professors and the support they offered to all of the students on campus. If it wasn’t for Trinity, I wouldn’t be where I am professionally.

Research interests:
Cerney stays current with trends in physical education and different ways to deal with classroom management in the world of physical education.

When he’s not teaching:
Cerney enjoy spending time with his wife Aleka, who he married in 2016. “I also enjoy spending time with my friends and family and attending just about every sporting event I can.” In fact, Cerney has visited 22 of the 30 Major League Baseball stadiums. “It is my life goal to get to every single stadium. I am very fortunate that my wife fully supports this goal and is always willing to help me accomplish it.”

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